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Please note that the Gallery & Library will be closing to the public from 20th March until further n...
Please note that the Gallery & Library will be closing to the public from 20th March until further notice.
This purpose built Art Gallery and public library, known as ‘The Rydings’, is surrounded by a beautiful park and gardens.
The front gallery hosts an exhibition of oil paintings, based on People and Places, including works by Atkinson Grimshaw, Marcus Stone and Thomas Sydney Cooper. The rear gallery hosts changing displays, covering a wide variety of themes from local artists to touring exhibitions, including photography, mixed media and sculpture, ensuring there is always something new and different to enjoy.
The gallery was built by Alderman William Smith and donated, along with his collection of artwork, to the people of Brighouse in 1907.
The Smith Art Gallery provides a pleasant atmosphere to meet your friends, interact with beautiful paintings and do the family gallery hunt/trail.
There is also an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions in a range of media from paintings to photography and textiles, providing a wonderful experience each time you visit.
MytholmroydThe apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’. This gang's a...The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’. This gang's activities were said to be so damaging that they threatened to wreck Britain's currency. David Hartley learnt his trade as an ironworker in Birmingham, before getting into trouble and moving back to Mytholmroyd to escape the authorities. Once returned to his home at Bell House farmhouse (which is now a bed & breakfast accommodation with educational facilities) David used ironworking as a cover to clip or file the edges from gold coins, milling the edges back so the change was all but unnoticeable, and making counterfeit coins from the shavings whilst returning the clipped coins into circulation. David’s activities soon spread to other farms, with families at nearby Hill Top Farm and Keelham Farm soon becoming involved; forming the beginnings of the gang of Cragg Vale Coiners. Local publicans also helped by placing the counterfeit coins into circulation. David Hartley seems to have been an enigmatic leader, becoming known as 'King David' Hartley and the gang’s numbers grew considerably until well over 30 individuals were involved. Rumours of the gang's activities reached the authorities, who sent an excise man named William Deighton to investigate. One of the coiners turned King’s Evidence and betrayed the gang, leading to Hartley's arrest at an Inn in Halifax on 14th October 1769. Hartley's brother Isaac offered £100 to anybody who would kill Deighton. It is alleged that the plotters planned Deighton's murder at an Inn in Mytholmroyd called Barbary's, which is now gone, but was located on the opposite side of the road to the present day Dusty Miller. On November 10th 1769 at Bull Close Lane near Halifax, Deighton was approached by two men, Matthew Normanton and Robert Thomas. Deighton was shot dead, his body also showing signs of having been stamped on. Just days later, the Government offered a reward of £100 for information leading to the arrest of the murderers and a pardon for anybody, bar the killers, who would turn King's Evidence. Over 30 people were subsequently arrested, including 'King David' Hartley, who was sentenced to death on April 6th 1770 and hanged at Tynburn, near York, on April 28th. His body is buried in the graveyard of the village of Heptonstall, above Hebden Bridge. Robert Thomas was acquitted of Deighton's murder, but was later hanged in 1774 for being a highwayman. Matthew Normanton initially fled the authorities, but was later caught and hanged in 1775. Isaac Hartley was never brought to trial due to a lack of evidence and died in 1815, aged 78. Heptonstall Museum has on display some of the original dies used by the Coiners to stamp their gold discs into coins, as well as panels telling more of their story.
Stay at one of West Yorkshire’s top hotels. Holdsworth House is a 17th Century Jacobean manor hou...
Stay at one of West Yorkshire’s top hotels. Holdsworth House is a 17th Century Jacobean manor house located three miles North of Halifax, with an award-winning restaurant overlooking the garden and 36 bedrooms housed in the award-wining extension adjoining the house.
The Restaurant's three adjoining, beautifully furnished rooms (The Stone Room, The Panelled Room and the Mullioned Room) overlook the gardens. Each offers a unique atmosphere, a lovely original fireplace and stone mullioned windows to the outside world.
Our motto is fresh and local. We buy produce from Yorkshire suppliers and prepare all meals fresh. We want our food to speak for itself; great flavours, fresh ingredients all made with passion.
Children are welcome at Holdsworth House. We have a special children’s menu available and a selection of rooms that can accommodate one extra bed or a cot/crib. There are also a number of interconnecting rooms for families with older children.
We also have a ground floor Accessible Room.
Holdsworth House has seen its share of celebrity guests over the last 50 years whilst in the caring hands of the Pearson family. Now the Jacobean manor is also becoming well known for its role as a TV set. In recent times the team has welcomed film crews from all over the UK, including the BAFTA-winning crew from Last Tango in Halifax, screened on the BBC. Holdsworth House was lucky to be featured in the final three episodes of series two, when Caroline and Kate escaped for a romantic break at ‘a luxury hotel’. The manor was also the setting for Celia’s hen party and for the series finale wedding of Alan and Celia.
We are located less than a hundred metres from the route of The Calderdale Way, a 50 mile walking route which circles the borough.
For stays in July: 20% OFF THE NORMAL PRICE. Dinner bed and breakfast in August, now from £150.40 per room:
- Free bottle of Prosecco in your room when you book direct with us on 01422 240024 or on our website
- £30 each towards evening dinner
- Overnight stay in a double or twin room, based on two adults sharing
- Full Yorkshire breakfast
- Dogs stay free in August*
Terms: Terms: Subject to availability. Only bookable direct on 01422 240024 or online at www.holdsworthhouse.co.uk. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount, offer or promotion. All extras to be settled on departure. A number of rooms are allocated as pet-friendly, which are subject to availability; only guide and support dogs permitted in the restaurant. Standard booking terms and conditions apply. One free bottle of quality, manager-selected Prosecco per stay with rooms booked direct with Holdsworth House via our website or phone; not valid with rooms booked via a third-party website, such as Booking.com or others; no cash or discount alternative; while stocks last; guests must be over 18 years to qualify. The offer is subject to availability and based on two adults sharing room. Up to £30 per person allocation per night towards food from the a la carte menu. Reservations are required in the restaurant for all meals served, including breakfast. You will be required to complete a pre-arrival questionnaire, which will be emailed to you.
For stays in July and August: When you stay at Holdsworth House in July or August 2020 we will provide a free bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival.
Book a room on 01422 240024 or online
Terms: One free bottle of quality, manager-selected Prosecco per stay with rooms booked direct with Holdsworth House via its website or phone. Not valid with rooms booked via a third-party website, such as Booking.com or others. No cash or discount alternative. While stocks last. Guests must be over 18 years to qualify.
Hebden BridgeRiverview Bed and Breakfast is a 200 year old stone cottage, perched on the side of a valley leading to the National Trust's famous Hardcastle Crag...Riverview Bed and Breakfast is a 200 year old stone cottage, perched on the side of a valley leading to the National Trust's famous Hardcastle Crags. It enjoys delightful views of Hebden Water, the stepped rooftops, and the wooded hills beyond that characterise this most southerly part of the Yorkshire Dales. We are family and dog friendly. Riverview offers two double rooms: The Green Room - A delightful vaulted and beamed bedroom with lovely views over the river and Hardcastle Crags valley at the front, and of the hamlet of Hollins to the side. In addition to your hostess tray, there is an option to have a continental breakfast served in The Green Room. Birchview - A cosy double bedroom with feature exposed stone walls. Birchview has panoramic views down to the river, to the mill-workers cottages and wooded hills beyond that fringe the start of Hardcastle Crags valley. In addition to the two delightful bedrooms, guests can enjoy breakfast in a spacious, light, timber floored dining room that overlooks the valley, and boasts woodpeckers, nuthatches and long-tailed tits as regular visitors to the feeder and bird table directly outside the windows. Hebden Bridge town centre is a ten minute walk down the hillside where you can enjoy a vibrant and eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries, a theatre and the historic picture house. Excellent rail and road links make this a wonderful base from which to explore Yorkshire's finest cities and countryside. We look forward to welcoming you to Riverview and hope you enjoy your stay in this unique corner of Yorkshire.
HalifaxA warm welcome is always on the menu at the Stump Cross Inn which is situated in the heart of the Shibden Valley at Stump Cross and within a stone’...A warm welcome is always on the menu at the Stump Cross Inn which is situated in the heart of the Shibden Valley at Stump Cross and within a stone’s throw of historic Shibden Hall.
HalifaxLocated in the heart of Halifax, Halifax Minster is a handsome 15th Century Grade 1 listed Parish Church; a site of major historical importance, a ...Located in the heart of Halifax, Halifax Minster is a handsome 15th Century Grade 1 listed Parish Church; a site of major historical importance, a place of worship, prayer, of civic engagement, education and culture; with a year-round programme of events for you to enjoy. The church of St John the Baptist Halifax was given its Minster status in 2009 in recognition of its important role in the civic life of the town and borough. Visit Halifax Minster to enjoy a tour of the beautiful and historic interior of the building, the beautiful stained glass and painted wooden ceiling panels. Look out for the mice carved into the Thompson chairs in the Wellington Chapel! Children can enjoy Halifax Minster too. When you arrive with the kids you have free use of a backpack containing a short guide around the Minster, an eye-spy guide to the 16 stained-glass windows, paper, pencils and crayons to make drawings of all the interesting things you'll find and a torch to help you find them! Enjoy organ recitals on Thursdays at 1pm from March to end of October. Lunch (£4) is available from 12.15pm. There are also regular performances by the Minster Choir, our Summer festival in June & July and other events throughout the year. Entrance to Halifax Minster is FREE, with donations welcome to help us maintain and preserve this beautiful building for future generations to enjoy.
TodmordenBirks Clough is a guest house located in Todmorden with open views to the front over the Walsden valley. It is in a 2.5 acre garden with woodland ...Birks Clough is a guest house located in Todmorden with open views to the front over the Walsden valley. It is in a 2.5 acre garden with woodland and stream and overlooking a small lake. The guesthouse is 150 yards from the main road but close to local transport, bus and train, and local facilities. Our setting is tranquil and the hosts aim to cater for a quiet break with home-cooked food and pleasant welcome in a friendly environment. Email: email@example.com
HalifaxOatsroyd Mill sits high above the Calder Valley, with spectacular views of the beautiful Pennine countryside. Located close to the Pennine Towns of...Oatsroyd Mill sits high above the Calder Valley, with spectacular views of the beautiful Pennine countryside. Located close to the Pennine Towns of Hebden Bridge and Haworth, the Mill is ideally situated to explore and enjoy these popular tourist areas. Halifax, with the famous Piece Hall and Eureka! The National Children's Museum is also only 15 minutes away by car. The Pennine Way passes close by the site and the beautiful Hardcastle Crags in Hebden Bridge makes the Mill an ideal base for walkers.
HalifaxWith 10 rooms finished to the highest standards and a warm, relaxed atmosphere, you are assured of a great welcome in the friendly and comfortable ...With 10 rooms finished to the highest standards and a warm, relaxed atmosphere, you are assured of a great welcome in the friendly and comfortable hotel. We are situated beside the historic Piece Hall, less than 100 yards away from Square Chapel Centre from the Arts and close to Halifax Railway Station and Halifax Bank HQ. After a long day, unwind in our bar with award-winning Yorkshire ales.
Hebden Bridge'The Attic' is a purpose built single en-suite guest-room situated in a traditional over-dwelling in central Hebden Bridge. 'The Attic' is a tranqu...'The Attic' is a purpose built single en-suite guest-room situated in a traditional over-dwelling in central Hebden Bridge. 'The Attic' is a tranquil space with dramatic views over Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley. There are 2 steep flights of stairs (with hand rails) to 'The Attic' but it is on the 5th storey of the building! 23 Melbourne Street is a 'back-to-back over-dwelling built in 1887. 'The Attic' has two large triple-glazed skylights and a fully opening dormer window looking-out over Hebden Bridge.
HeptonstallBuilt in 1764, the design and construction of this Grade II listed Octagonal Chapel were overseen by John Wesley, who frequently preached here. One...Built in 1764, the design and construction of this Grade II listed Octagonal Chapel were overseen by John Wesley, who frequently preached here. One of the first octagonal chapels, it is one of the oldest Methodist churches in continuous use today. This unusual octagonal chapel is open every day. It’s tucked away at the bottom of a flight of steps off Northgate. Entry is free, with donations to the upkeep of the Chapel welcome. Please email Circuit Heritage Officer Mr. John Wilson regarding visits and other activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Methodism in Heptonstall began with the firebrand Scot William Darney. He founded many societies on both sides of the Pennines as he travelled, preaching as he went. The Heptonstall “Darney Society” was visited by Charles and John Wesley in 1747. In these early days, Heptonstall had a preacher every sixth Sunday, with the travelling preachers receiving no stipend or allowance, eating where they could. John Wesley continued to visit Heptonstall and there were always immense crowds to hear him. The society was so successful it was decided to build a chapel. The octagon shape was then fashionable for Methodist preaching houses, as it avoided conflict with the established church. The building was finished in 1764. It was intended to hold 200 people, but by 1802 there were 337 members and over 1000 scholars. The solution was to knock down the far end of the chapel, lengthen the walls and rebuild it, preserving its octagonal shape. Heptonstall is located on The Calderdale Way, a 50 mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. Please call in to visit the Chapel if you're passing by.
HalifaxThis Heritage Discovery Trail has been designed for children and families, but will be enjoyed by people of all ages. It will take you on a walking...This Heritage Discovery Trail has been designed for children and families, but will be enjoyed by people of all ages. It will take you on a walking tour around Halifax town centre, asking you to use your detective skills of observation, thinking, note-taking and sketching as you go. You can complete the Discovery Trail in a way that suits you. It can be done in ‘bite-size’ chunks over several visits or if you are feeling brave and have a lot of energy, you can try it all in one go! Many of the tasks can be completed by looking at the outsides of the buildings but sometimes, you will be invited to pop indoors to have a search around. Please check the opening times for each building that allows this – details are on their websites which are listed throughout the booklet. As far as is reasonably practicable, each building on this Discovery Trail provides a standard of access for disabled people equal to that enjoyed by the rest of the public.
The Viaduct Theatre is a unique subterranean space buried deep underneath the prestigious Dean Clough Mills in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
The Viaduct Theatre is a unique subterranean space buried deep underneath the prestigious Dean Clough Mills in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Boasting a 300 seat Auditorium, the Viaduct has been used for Theatre Productions, Film Screenings, Chamber Music, Opera, Rock Concerts, Television Programmes & Filming, Installations, Conference and even Weddings!
The Theatre was established nearly 30 years ago by renowned Resident Theatre Company, Northern Broadsides, whose mixed touring programme of Shakespearean productions, adapted classic plays and new writing in a northern voice have built a significant following.
Now using The Viaduct Theatre as their home, Northern Broadsides initially recognised the potential of this raw and atmospheric post-industrial performance space and perform here regularly.
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HalifaxA welcoming and comfortable accommodation in a quiet area half a mile from the picturesque and historic village of Luddenden. A welcoming and co...A welcoming and comfortable accommodation in a quiet area half a mile from the picturesque and historic village of Luddenden. A welcoming and comfortable accommodation in a quiet area 0.5 miles from the picturesque and historic village of Luddenden. Luddendenfoot has links with the Bronte family (historic novelists from Haworth – 10 miles). We are situated 6 miles from Halifax and 4 miles from Hebden Bridge – just off A646. Easy access to Rochdale Canal, National Rail Network (Mytholmroyd – 2 miles) and M62 motorway. Nearest bus stop 100 yards. National cycling (Route 66) runs through Luddendenfoot. A choice of 2 bedrooms:- - 1 on ground floor with ensuite shower and private facilities – double bed - 1 on first floor with full ensuite facilities – king size bed - Both have hospitality tray, TV, radio alarm clock, mini cooler and hairdryer. - Entensive breakfast menu provided. - Packed lunches provided by prior arrangement with the owners. - Off street parking available.
HalifaxA contemporary building is home to this budget hotel that is an 8-minute walk from Halifax Borough Market and a 17-minute walk from Halifax rail st...A contemporary building is home to this budget hotel that is an 8-minute walk from Halifax Borough Market and a 17-minute walk from Halifax rail station. Modern rooms range from singles to family rooms with 2 pull-out beds, where kids aged 15 and under eat and stay free with paying adults. In-room amenities feature free WiFi, pillow-top mattresses and en suite bathrooms with showers, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities, TVs and desks. We also have accessible rooms. There's an on-site Beefeater Grill with outside tables, plus paid parking. Breakfast (an extra cost) includes all-you-can-eat and light choices.
HalifaxThe Wool Merchant Hotel is a well-established independent hotel and hospitality venue located in Halifax town centre. The hotel is well equipped...The Wool Merchant Hotel is a well-established independent hotel and hospitality venue located in Halifax town centre. The hotel is well equipped with 55 luxury rooms, all of which have en suite bathroom facilities, a TV and tea & coffee making facilities. Nine of the rooms are suites, providing guests with a separate lounge area for extra relaxation. Guests also have free WI-FI and free speciality coffees, which are available in the reception area. Car parking is also available and all room rates include breakfast. The Wool Merchant offers a fully licensed bar and delicious food at its La Taverna restaurant, with a wide variety of starters , mains and desserts You will always receive a warm reception and quality service from all our staff.