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  1. Bowers Mill Hotel

    Halifax

    Bowers Mill Hotel

    COMING SOON in 2021. Bowers Mill is more than an unforgettable aparthotel experience, it’s eleven! Each and every one of our luxuriously appoin...
    COMING SOON in 2021. Bowers Mill is more than an unforgettable aparthotel experience, it’s eleven! Each and every one of our luxuriously appointed rooms has its own very special theme, so you can take something different away, no matter how many times you come to visit. Built in the 18th century as a water powered fulling mill, Bowers Mill became both a corn mill and a woollen mill, before brothers, Joseph and Samuel Taylor, started manufacturing textiles in 1882. Situated between Barkisland and Stainland in West Yorkshire, Bowers Mill is perfectly located for exploring Calderdale and beyond. Leeds and Manchester may be within easy access via the M62 motorway, but you’ll feel a world away. Go walking. Do business. Bring the family. Make us the base for your wedding guests. Or simply relax and soak in our panoramic views of the beautiful Ryburn valley countryside and charming onsite lake. At first glance our aparthotel building takes you back to a time when gentlemen had cloth caps and ladies wore shawls – and both of those garments were made in the Bowers Mill. But then you step inside and the cutting-edge design and the contemporary vibe brings you hurtling right back to the here and now. Email enquiries: Katie.duce@bowersmillhotel.com
  2. Halifax Borough Market

    Halifax

    Halifax Borough Market

    This splendid Grade II* listed Victorian market hall was voted the best in Britain in 2008. Come and enjoy the hustle, bustle and traditional splen...
    This splendid Grade II* listed Victorian market hall was voted the best in Britain in 2008. Come and enjoy the hustle, bustle and traditional splendour of a thriving retail market with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The impressive and historic Halifax Borough Market was built between 1891 and 1896 and was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary). As a first time visitor to this award-winning market, you could be forgiven for thinking that you had stumbled on to the set of a period TV drama. Decor and atmosphere combine to create a shopping experience that just can't be matched by mundane and soulless out-of-town supermarkets. Alongside the outstanding traditional family butchers and fruit and vegetable stalls which have passed down through generations, are the new stall holders tempting our taste buds with a bounty of exotic produce from the continent. Nor will the markets's fishmongers disappoint. You can treat your inner child with toffees, fudge, boiled sweets, cakes and brandy snaps. Sandwiches, pies, olives and chorizo can be found alongside haberdashers, vibrant flower shops, perfumers, leather goods, books, underwear, CDs, DVDs, hardware, fancy dress and more! With several cafes and coffee shops where you can stop for cuppa and a butty (go on, have cake too) you can easily refuel to carry on shopping. From the exotic to the native, extravagant to inexpensive, the quality of produce on offer remains unsurpassed. The traditional splendour of Halifax Borough Market offers a real destination shopping experience. Open Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm.
  3. Blondin's Ice Cream Parlour

    Halifax

    Blondin's Ice Cream Parlour

    Named after Charles Blondin, who famously performed a tightrope walk at The Piece Hall in 1861, Blondin's is an Italian-style ice cream parlour ser...
    Named after Charles Blondin, who famously performed a tightrope walk at The Piece Hall in 1861, Blondin's is an Italian-style ice cream parlour serving award-winning Yorkshire ice cream and gelato, from simple cornets to elaborate sundaes. Opening Times Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 11am - 5pm
  4. The Wool Merchant Hotel, Halifax

    Halifax

    The Wool Merchant Hotel

    The 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.
  5. People's Park, Halifax

    Halifax

    People's Park

    People's Park is one of the finest surviving examples of a "Joseph Paxton" Park. Created in 1857, the Park was donated to the people of Halifax by ...
    People's Park is one of the finest surviving examples of a "Joseph Paxton" Park. Created in 1857, the Park was donated to the people of Halifax by Sir Francis Crossley. It is to be maintained by Calderdale Council, then the 'Halifax Corporation', for all time. Situated at the Western edge of Halifax, the 12.5 acre site is in the heart of a conservation area. It provides a green and pleasant haven. A restoration programme that began in 1995 has revitalised the park with new facilities such as the children's play area, public toilets and the visitor's centre. The bandstand, water features (including the central fountain, serpentine pools, gargoyle fountains in the pavilion pools), statues, balustrading, pavilion and cast iron bridges have all been conserved and repaired and disabled access provided to the park via the college entrance and onto the terrace promenade. People's Park has been awarded the coveted Green Flag status.
  6. The Plummet Line

    Halifax

    The Plummet Line

    We are an all-year-round friendly pub, with a brilliant atmosphere. We cater for all ages, whether you’re wanting a Sunday lunch with the family or...
    We are an all-year-round friendly pub, with a brilliant atmosphere. We cater for all ages, whether you’re wanting a Sunday lunch with the family or a few drinks with the lads after work. Our food menu has a wide range of dishes, not to mention our fantastic ‘burger and drink’ deals. We are child and dog friendly.
  7. Manor Heath Park Jungle Experience

    Halifax

    The Jungle Experience at Manor Heath Park

    The Jungle Experience is located in the Green Flag Award and Yorkshire in Bloom Gold award-winning Manor Heath Park; 

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    The Jungle Experience is located in the Green Flag Award and Yorkshire in Bloom Gold award-winning Manor Heath Park; 

    When you visit the Jungle Experience you will discover a tropical greenhouse filled with a wide range of plants from all over the world, including Bird of Paradise, Tropical Water Lillies, Orchids, Banana Plants and many more.

    Wooden walkways in the greenhouse take you over streams and past ponds containing fish and terrapin, with information boards explaining the different varieties of plants.

    The Time Zone takes you back 400 million years with specimens of plants dating back to the days of the dinosaurs and then bringing visitors back to the 21st century.

    Butterfly zone with tropical butterflies flying freely around you as they gather nectar from the tropical flowers. Insect eating plants in our Savage Garden.

    When visiting  the Jungle Experience, you can also visit Manor Heath Park's Walled Garden and rechrage with  a sandwich, cuppa and cake the Flutterbites Cafe.

    Entrance to the Manor Heath Park and the Walled Garden is FREE. Entrance to the Jungle Experience is £1 per person, for everyone 3 years old and over.

    All year round opening times for The Jungle Experience and Walled Garden are:

    Opening time:10 am every day.

    Closing times: last entry 3.30pm, closed 3.45pm every day except Friday.

    Friday closing: last entry 3pm and closed 3.15pm.

    Educational visits to Manor Heath for schools covering the national curriculum can be arranged by Phoning 01422 365631 or emailing parks@calderdale.gov.uk. Booking is essential.

  8. Coffee Cali - Halifax

    Halifax

    Coffee Cali - Halifax

    A Yorkshire based, family run coffee chain. The Halifax branch is located in a timber framed building, with red coloured timbers faithful to the or...
    A Yorkshire based, family run coffee chain. The Halifax branch is located in a timber framed building, with red coloured timbers faithful to the original colour scheme.
  9. Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, Halifax

    Halifax

    Holdsworth House Hotel and Restaurant

    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.

    Culture Break:

    Visit Yorkshire and discover a wealth of heritage, culture and TV film locations, all while staying at Holdsworth House. We are happy to advise on locations of attractions and how any entry tickets required can be obtained.

    • £30 each towards evening dinner

    • Overnight stay in a double room, based on two adults sharing

    • Full Yorkshire breakfast

    Visit our website for the lowest available rates or call 01422 240024

    Terms and conditions: The Culture Break includes a dinner allowance in the restaurant of £30 per person per night (food only, excludes beverages). A limited number of rooms may be allocated to the offer, once this allocation has been sold you may be offered an alternative rate. Package price is reduced from our standard tariff. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount, offer or promotion. All extras to be settled on departure.  Main picture courtesy of Kyte Photography. Standard booking terms and conditions apply.

     

  10. Eureka! the National Children's Museum, Halifax

    Halifax

    Eureka! The National Children's Museum

    Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is an extraordinary fun-packed day out for families. We are the only fully interactive museum total...

    Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is an extraordinary fun-packed day out for families. We are the only fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children aged 0-11 anywhere in the UK.

    We open our doors to a changed world, and we’ve changed with it – but not so much that you won’t recognise us anymore, promise!

    We know you’ll have loads of questions so read our FAQs, there are a few really important changes that you need to know about:

    Nothing is behind a glass cabinet! We have over 400 interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire enquiring minds to find out about themselves and the world around them. Discover 6 unique zones each with a different theme to explore. Make some noise and explore how music is created, experience the world of work and take over a child-sized town, and step inside giant body parts. Each zone is packed with equipment to explore, activities to do, and buttons to press. And with plenty of events throughout the year, from science experiments to interactive shows; it’s a different Eureka! experience every time.

    There’s a limited number of smaller areas we’ve kept closed for now, but all the main galleries and interactives are open. We’ve ramped up all our cleaning protocols and are even using a disinfectant “Fogging” system to ensure interactives can be played with. At this time our Creativity Space and the picnic train carriage remain closed.

    Pay once, and get in free for a year with an Annual Pass.

  11. The Ring O' Bells

    Halifax

    The Ring O' Bells

    In the shadow of Halifax Minster, the Ring O' Bells always offers a minimum of three quality real ales from independent brewers, home cooked food a...
    In the shadow of Halifax Minster, the Ring O' Bells always offers a minimum of three quality real ales from independent brewers, home cooked food and light snacks. Sunday Lunch is our speciality - served between 12 Noon and 4pm.
  12. Shibden Hall View @ Hough House, Room 1

    Halifax

    Shibden Hall View @ Hough House

    Shibden Hall View offers five luxury en-suite rooms in a character property with exceptional views of Shibden Hall and its grounds. There is fre...
    Shibden Hall View offers five luxury en-suite rooms in a character property with exceptional views of Shibden Hall and its grounds. There is free WI-FI throughout the property. All rooms have 32 inch flat screen smart television, mini-fridge, complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and complimentary bath/shower gel and shampoo. An iron and ironing board is available on request. There is limited gated parking and free on street parking directly outside the property. Children and infants are welcome to stay, as are dogs. Please contact us to discuss our terms and conditions. Your hosts, Philip & Adele Hopkins, have converted the adjoining coach house into our new home so we live on site and can give our full care and attention to our business and guests. We hope you will love our property as much as we do, have a great stay with us and enjoy the many great attractions Calderdale has to offer.
  13. My Crepe - Coffee & Dessert

    Halifax

    My Crepe - Coffee & Dessert

    We prepare fresh ingredients daily. We sell quality coffee, delicious milkshakes, healthy smoothies, mouth watering waffles and sweet and savoury c...
    We prepare fresh ingredients daily. We sell quality coffee, delicious milkshakes, healthy smoothies, mouth watering waffles and sweet and savoury crepes. Sit in and enjoy or takeaway. You will find us just above the entrance to Halifax Borough Market by the Max Spielmann photo shop.
  14. Travelodge Halifax

    Halifax

    Travelodge Halifax

    Positioned just a mile from Halifax train station and 15 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport, the Halifax Hotel is a very convenient place to stay ne...
    Positioned just a mile from Halifax train station and 15 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport, the Halifax Hotel is a very convenient place to stay near a variety of local attractions. The hotel has our fresh new look and features Travelodges new room design complete with Dreamer Bed so you can be sure of a great night's sleep.
  15. Ogden Water Country Park

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Country Park

    Ogden Water offers excellent opportunities to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

    Ogden Water is a very popular desti...

    Ogden Water offers excellent opportunities to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

    Ogden Water is a very popular destination for picnics, walking, family outings and nature activities and was officially Yorkshire's Favourite Reservoir in 2018, having won a public vote. 

    Why not enjoy a picnic at our picnic tables whilst taking in the stunning views.

    There are hourly buses to Ogden Water from Halifax bus station.

    There is a lovely level footpath around Ogden Water and three longer walks from the site. Friends of Calderdale Countryside have produced a detailed guide which is available at the Ogden shop, local visitor centres and the Heart of the Pennines on-line shop.

  16. Halifax Gibbet

    Halifax

    Halifax Gibbet

    Imagine a market day in Halifax. Two thieves are being led from the gaol and in turn, forced to lie with their heads between two upright posts. Abo...
    Imagine a market day in Halifax. Two thieves are being led from the gaol and in turn, forced to lie with their heads between two upright posts. Above, a fearsome blade is glinting in the sunlight. A horse, yoked to a rope, wrenches out the security pin and the blade slices down..! The date was 30th April 1650 and Halifax Gibbet had claimed its last victim. The Halifax gibbet was an early guillotine. The Lord of the Manor possessed the authority to execute summarily by decapitation any thief who was caught with stolen goods to the value of 13½d or more, or who confessed to having stolen goods of at least that value. Decapitation was a fairly common method of execution in England, but Halifax was unusual in that it employed a guillotine-like machine that appears to have been unique in the country, and it continued to decapitate petty criminals until the mid-17th century. A 15 foot high replica of the Gibbet has been constructed on the original site at the bottom of Gibbet Street. To find the Gibbet; from Halifax town centre, take Pellon Lane, turning left onto Bedford Street North. The Gibbet is at the end of the street, to your left, on the junction with Gibbet Street. The Gibbet’s original blade has been preserved and is on display at Bankfield Museum, Halifax.

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