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  1. 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 ...

    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.

  2. Romeo & Juliet Restaurant, Halifax

    Halifax

    Romeo & Juliet Restaurant

    All of our food is made to an excellent standard, using authentic Italian recipes. The menu is traditionally Italian including freshly baked bre...
    All of our food is made to an excellent standard, using authentic Italian recipes. The menu is traditionally Italian including freshly baked bread, thin crispy pizza and hand made pasta. Indulge in a rich pasta or sink your teeth into a steak, cooked to perfection. Be sure to save room for Lucia's lovingly made tiramisu. There is also impeccable selection of wines to accompany your meal. Carlo, Lucia and their friendly team look forward to welcoming you to Romeo and Juliet Restaurant. Our restaurant is located in the heart of Halifax, West Yorkshire, close to The Piece Hall, Victoria Theatre, Square Chapel Centre for the Arts and Halifax railway station.
  3. 1885 Guest Rooms

    Halifax

    1885 Guest Rooms

    1885 have converted the upper floor of our pub building into spacious guest rooms, able to accommodate a range of needs; be it a cosy bed & breakfa...
    1885 have converted the upper floor of our pub building into spacious guest rooms, able to accommodate a range of needs; be it a cosy bed & breakfast, a sumptuous bridal suite, or even a large room for board meetings or cocktail parties. We are very mindful of guests’ privacy, and so have created an entirely separate part of the building, accessible only to those staying with us. Guests have their own key for a separate external door, and so can enjoy the complete exclusivity of the rooms. The décor continues the look and feel of the Pub into the rooms; rustic oak furniture, complemented tastefully by a light modern colour scheme. All rooms are spacious, with large windows adding to the airy, open feel. Dining with us in the restaurant and don’t fancy the drive home? You can always book a room for the night! We have no minimum stay rule. Or if you are looking for a weekend away in the beautiful Calder valley, our en-suite bedrooms may be just what you need. A complimentary Continental Breakfast is provided in the rooms and is included in the room rate. The largest of our rooms can be easily transformed into a private bar, dining room, or meeting room. Why not have your own private room for pre-dinner cocktails with friends, before enjoying a meal in our pub or restaurant? Or have the room for the entire evening and enjoy the 1885 Private Dining Experience! Whatever your needs, just get in touch and we will do our best to meet them. Large Double - £99.99 per night. Can be a family room for up 2 adults and 2 children (ensuite with shower) Deluxe Double - £89.99 & £79.99 per night (ensuite with shower) Standard Double - £49.99 per night (ensuite with shower) Deluxe Double with bath – £89.99, (ensuite with bath and shower) Large Double with bath - £99.99 (ensuite with bath and shower ) If you would like to book a room, please telephone 01422 373 030 during restaurant opening hours Friday - 7pm-9pm, Saturday - 7pm-9pm, Sunday - 12pm-2pm (Closed Monday to Thursday)
  4. Cherry Tree Cottages

    Halifax

    Cherry Tree Cottages

    Two warm, comfortable stone cottages close to quiet rural village with good pubs and restaurants nearby. Two acres of south-facing woodland and hea...
    Two warm, comfortable stone cottages close to quiet rural village with good pubs and restaurants nearby. Two acres of south-facing woodland and heather garden with direct access to the open countryside and footpaths. Superb Pennine views. At Cherry Tree Cottages we have two warm, traditional, stone cottages, set in two acres of natural heather and woodland garden, with extensive views over the Black Brook valley and attractive South Pennines. Both our cottages have direct access to open countryside and footpaths. We are in a country location within 15 minutes of either Halifax or Huddersfield town centres, and are ideally situated for exploring Bronte Country and historic West Yorkshire. The major tourist attractions of Leeds, Manchester and York are within easy travelling distance. The cottages are fully equipped and furnished to four stars standard and are connected to a wireless broadband network for free internet and email access. Central heating and linen are included, and there are no extras of any kind. Laundry and drying facilities are provided in the cottage. You may also check availability at any time by visiting our website www.yorkshire-cottages.co.uk Pets and children are welcome. Pets are welcome at no extra charge. We have an extensive garden area with good dog walking direct from the doorstep. Short break and mid-week holidays are available all year.Please check our website for late availability and part weeks at discount. Where part weeks are available, these are offered on our website at special rates. There are good pubs and restaurants nearby, some within walking distance.
  5. Calderdale Industrial Museum, Halifax

    Halifax

    Calderdale Industrial Museum

    The Calderdale Industrial Museum in Halifax is open to the public! You can visit each Saturday from 10am - 4pm, last entry 3pm.

    The Muse...

    The Calderdale Industrial Museum in Halifax is open to the public! You can visit each Saturday from 10am - 4pm, last entry 3pm.

    The Museum houses a collection of industrial machinery and artifacts over four floors. Some of the machines are the only surviving examples in the country and have been placed in settings to give a close representation to the time when they were fully operational in the not too distant past.

    Down in the basement, the oil engine ‘Sadie’ provides motive power for part of an extensive collection of locally-manufactured machine tools, including lathes, drills and planers. You can take in the experience of nineteenth century Mytholm Coal Mine, learn about stone extraction and the exploitation of clay in the fireclay industries.

    The Power Gallery on the ground floor illustrates the story of power generation, from the water wheel to the internal combustion engine, by way of steam and electricity. The availability of power, initially from the numerous well-fed streams throughout Calderdale, was key to the growth of local industry.

    The first floor displays products that were made in Calderdale. World-famous names such as Mackintosh’s Toffees and Crossley’s carpets were everyday brands originating in Halifax.

    The top floor is still to be renovated and will be opened progressively over the next few years. The objective is to develop and present the story of how worsted cloth is manufactured from sheep’s wool.

    The Museum is operated by the Calderdale Industrial Museum Association (CIMA). a registered charity and dedicated group of enthusiastic volunteers.

    A great opportunity to witness the rise of the Industrial Revolution in the Calder Valley!

    Adults: £5 Concessions (senior citizens & students): £4 Accompanied Children aged up to 16: FREE

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  6. Brasserie at the Bull

    Halifax

    Brasserie at the Bull

    The Brasserie at the Bull is a luxurious, modern restaurant and bar situated in Halifax, West Yorkshire. The atmosphere at the Brasserie is rela...
    The Brasserie at the Bull is a luxurious, modern restaurant and bar situated in Halifax, West Yorkshire. The atmosphere at the Brasserie is relaxed, friendly and informal, leaving you with an overall impression of a pub which is comfortable, light, open and luxurious. It’s our attention to detail and high level of service that ensures your whole dining experience at the Brasserie will be truly memorable. The menu is Modern-British, with Mediterranean influences. Our wine list contains all the well known favourites, alongside quality vineyards from around the world. We serve quality imported lagers, traditional hand-pulled ales, as well as premium spirits and cocktails.
  7. The Shears Inn

    Halifax

    The Shears Inn

    Shears Inn in Halifax, West Yorkshire, is a hidden gem for those seeking the quintessential English pub. Oozing genuine 'olde worlde' charm and app...
    Shears Inn in Halifax, West Yorkshire, is a hidden gem for those seeking the quintessential English pub. Oozing genuine 'olde worlde' charm and appeal, this is probably the oldest pub in Halifax and one where those unique hints of yesteryear – real ales, well kept beers, appetising food, friendly atmosphere and value for money – ensure that just one visit to Shears Inn is never enough!
  8. Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough

    Halifax

    Viaduct Theatre

    The Viaduct Theatre is a unique subterranean space buried deep underneath the prestigious Dean Clough Mills in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

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    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.

    Email contact: info@viaducttheatre.org.uk

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  9. The Fleece Inn, Elland

    Elland

    The Fleece Inn, Elland

    A beautiful 400 year old family-friendly pub serving great ales and food. The Inn has an extensive beer garden complete with childrens' play a...
    A beautiful 400 year old family-friendly pub serving great ales and food. The Inn has an extensive beer garden complete with childrens' play area. We are dog, child and whole-family friendly .
  10. The Fall

    Halifax

    The Fall

    The Fall Cottage, situated in the beautiful Shibden Valley, has been comfortably renovated with many original features. The cottage is in a sem...
    The Fall Cottage, situated in the beautiful Shibden Valley, has been comfortably renovated with many original features. The cottage is in a semi-rural position approximately 2 miles from Halifax and is ideal for that quiet holiday. Bronte country and the Yorkshire Dales are easily accessible from the area. Halifax has many interesting buildings, museums and galleries. Pets are welcome in the cottage but on the condition that they are not left alone within the cottage. The cottage sleeps 4 and is also non smoking.
  11. Halifax Town Hall

    Halifax

    Halifax Town Hall

    Halifax's ornate town hall was designed by Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of Parliament. This Grade ll* listed building has a magnific...
    Halifax's ornate town hall was designed by Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of Parliament. This Grade ll* listed building has a magnificent 180ft tower and spire which is enriched with sculpture. Free guided tours of Halifax Town Hall can be arranged to help you learn more about its fascinating history. Please contact the Mayor's Office on 01422 393022.
  12. 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.
  13. Victoria Theatre, Halifax

    Halifax

    Victoria Theatre

    Please note that Victoria Theatre will be closing to the public from 20th March until further notice.

    Please note that Victoria Theatre will be closing to the public from 20th March until further notice.

    Situated in the heart of the bustling Halifax Town Centre, this thriving theatre prides itself on an exciting and varied programme of live events.

    From no-holds-barred rock 'n' roll, chart-topping pop and sumptuous ballet, to cutting-edge comedy, fantastic family shows, annual pantomime and unmissable drama - there's entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

    Whether you're looking for an unforgettable rollercoaster of emotions, uncontrollable laughter and maybe to shed a tear; to lose yourself in the greatest rock and pop concerts; to marvel at true talent and sensational skills; or simply to spend an evening of relaxation and entertainment with family and friends - it's all happening at the Victoria Theatre!

    With a choice of 1,512 seats over three levels: Stalls, Circle and Balcony, no obstructive pillars and raked seating on every level, the Victoria Theatre has the size and magnificence for a sensational theatre experience for everyone.

  14. The Walled Garden at Manor Heath Park

    Halifax

    The Walled Garden at Manor Heath Park

    Open all year round, Manor Heath Park's Walled garden is part of this nineteen acre Green Flag Award and Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award winning p...

    Open all year round, Manor Heath Park's Walled garden is part of this nineteen acre Green Flag Award and Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award winning park.

    The Walled Garden was once used to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables for the former Manor Heath Mansion (you can read about the history of Manor Heath Park and the Mansion here) and is today used to demonstrate different types of gardening techniques of topical interest and bedding plant trials for Calderdale's parks.

    There are several sections in the walled garden:

    The Container Garden demonstrates the different ways of displaying plants in pots and hanging baskets.

    The Alpine Mint Walk. Enjoy the fragrance of the Corsican Mint planted between the paving stones. Bees and insects love the small blue flowers during the summer.

    The Rock Garden is made from local sandstone and planted with specialist alpines and bulbs.

    Herbaceous Borders using traditional plants for a magnificent summer flowering display.

    Prairie Planting. A bed specially designed and planted with grasses and some herbaceous perennials for very low maintenance i.e. no staking and only trimming back in spring. The coloured grasses and seed heads last right through the autumn and into winter.

    The Necklace Garden boasts tradtional plants and old-fashioned roses growing in a formal setting.

    The Winter Garden features plants of winter interest including flowers, stems, foliage and berries; to illustrate how gardens can still be attractive in winter.

    The Mediterranean Garden shows how plants normally found in the Med can be grown in Calderdale, with plenty of ideas for plants to grow in domestic gardens for the water conscious gardener. The gravel garden shows plants that will survive in hot, dry  places.

    Exhibition English Garden This professional design gives colour and texture throughout the growing season with many unusual plants and bulbs.

    Demonstration Beds. Watch out in summer for trials of new varieties of bedding plants and bedding schemes. If successful, some will be put into practice in flower beds across Calderdale. The Dahlias and Chrysanthemums are grown in the summer by volunteer growers who grow to show standards. We are very fortunate to have them helping us out and we thank them for the time they spend here.

    Rose Walk and Plummery. Enjoy the shade of the willow tunnel and rose walk; see the craftsmanship in the curved dry stone walls built from recycled stone. The Victoria Plum Trees were donated by members of the public. 

    Educational and school visits covering all stages of the national curriculaum can be arranged. Prior booking is essential, please phone Manor Heath on 01422 365631 or email parks@calderdale.gov.uk for more details. 

    When visiting the Walled Garden, you can also visit  The Jungle Experience and refresh with a cuppa and cake at The Flutterbites Cafe.

    Entrance to the Walled Garden and Mnaor Heath Park is FREE. 

    All year round opening times for the 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.

  15. True North Restaurant - Interior

    Halifax

    True North Restaurant

    True North Restaurant offers an exciting range of Menus & Special Events in a relaxed and stylish setting. From leisurely Breakfasts to casual ...
    True North Restaurant offers an exciting range of Menus & Special Events in a relaxed and stylish setting. From leisurely Breakfasts to casual Lunches and exceptional Fine Dining, you can enjoy both a warm northern welcome and great food in the heart of historic Dean Clough. The restaurant is headed by multi-award winning and highly respected Executive Chef Mark York. Breakfast/Brunch: Monday-Friday 7.30am-11.30am, Saturday & Sunday 8.30am-11.30am Lunch: Daily from Midday until 3pm, Special Sunday Menu A La Carte: Friday & Saturday from 6pm Pre-Theatre Menu: Available before every Viaduct Theatre performance
  16. Bankfield Museum, Halifax

    Halifax

    Bankfield Museum

    A Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collection...

    A Museum since 1887, Bankfield tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collections.

    Bankfield Musuem is set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park, at the centre of Akroydon model village conservation area, a Victorian mansion that was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd.

    Bankfield’s exhibitions cover local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewellery and textiles from around the world.

    Our collections contain objects from Ancient Egypt through to the 21st Century as we continue to collect and preserve items for future generations.

    We are located a short distance from the centre of Halifax, with free parking and close to public transport links. 

    Entry to the Museum is FREE, but you must book online. You can book your admission to Bankfield Musuem here

    Numbers are being limited to ensure that we can keep visitors safe. Please have your ticket ready to show staff either on your phone or as a printed copy.

    Sanitiser will be provided at various points and we will be frequently cleaning the venue in line with government guidance. You must wear a face covering whilst inside inline with Government guidance on face coverings.

    Opening times:

    Mon: Closed

    Tue - Sat: 10:00-16:00

    Sun: Closed

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