Plan your stay
Whatever your group’s size and whenever you choose to visit, once you’ve discovered what Calderdale has to offer you’ll find r...
Whatever your group’s size and whenever you choose to visit, once you’ve discovered what Calderdale has to offer you’ll find reasons to visit again and again.
A Warm Welcome
Encounter miles of stunning countryside, bustling market towns where independent shops outnumber the national chains, magnificent gardens and parkland, fantastic locally sourced food and drink, two past winners of Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub, some of the finest examples of architecture anywhere in the country, festivals, theatres, agricultural shows, music, exhibitions, antiques, galleries and a rich mix of annual events.
Calderdale is the southernmost of the Yorkshire Dales and covers part of the South Pennines area of beautiful river valleys, moorland and hill country. Calderdale is not as well-known as its Northern neighbours as it does not fall within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Yet Calderdale has a tremendous amount to offer visitors, time after time.
Ideally located off major routes, getting here couldn't be easier - your group will be able to arrive relaxed and raring to go. Visit our Getting to Calderdale page and discover how simple it can be to come and pay us a visit.
Once you're here, you'll quickly realise there's a lot more to Calderdale than you can discover in a single day. There are plenty of hotels suitable for groups that will serve as an ideal base for you to explore our magnificently modest area.
Calderdale also has three friendly visitor information centres that are just a phone call away and who can help to provide you with additional information and inside tips to make your trip a real success, whatever your tastes and budget.
Calderdale offers great value for money and a warm Yorkshire welcome. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Coach Parking & Drop Off Points
Here's some handy information on set down points and parking for coaches:
Set Down Points:
Cobbled lay by (adjacent to 'The Woolshops Shopping Centre' car park, on your left) on Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG.
- Pre-booked coach parking is available in the Eureka! car parks. All coach parking must be booked in advance directly with Eureka! and is subject to availability.. Eureka! Contact: 01422 330069
- Pre-booked coach parking for a maximum of two coaches is available at The Shay Stadium, Halifax HX3 0AQ in the South Stand Car Park. All coach parking must be booked in advance. £25.00 for a full day – weekdays only, (cash only). No reduction for part days. The Shay Stadium 01422 264750
Set Down Points: Lay by on New Road, HX7 8AF (adjacent to Hebden Bridge Marina).
Coach Parking: There is a signposted car park in the nearby village of Heptonstall on Valley View Road. (Use the Heptonstall turning circle just outside Hebden Bridge to double back up towards Heptonstall.) The lay-by opposite the Heptonstall turning circle also sometimes has space to park, but the amount of space available there varies daily.
Parking is available for up to two coaches in a lay-by at the marina on New Road by Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre for up to three hours. Postcode HX7 8AF
There is a signposted car park in nearby Heptonstall, on Valley View Road. Postcode HX7 7LB.
There is also a lay-by opposite the Heptonstall turning circle on King Street (A646). There is sometimes space to park here, although the amount of space available varies daily. Postcode HX7 6LX.
Set Down Point: Stand A, Todmorden Bus Station, Burnley Road, OL14 5DJ. Please use Stand A, which is located on the main road, for both drop off and pick up.
Coach Parking: Todmorden Bus Station, Burnley Road, OL14 5DJ. After dropping off at Stand A, coaches can drive onto the bus station proper and park in one of two lay-bys at the station designated as 'bus lay over'. For more information please ring Metro on 0113 2517330.
Hebden BridgeHello from Heart Gallery; a warm and inviting independent contemporary gallery in the heart of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Nestled beneath r...Hello from Heart Gallery; a warm and inviting independent contemporary gallery in the heart of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Nestled beneath rolling hills and breathtaking landscapes, Heart Gallery is a gem occupying part of a former Baptist Chapel in its own grounds. Heart Gallery first flung open its big black doors in 2006 and is now a premier destination in the picturesque town of Hebden Bridge for those seeking affordable contemporary art, timeless jewellery and engaging craft.
HalifaxLister Horsfall is a family-run jewellers in the market town of Halifax. In its forth generation since 1902, we boast a fine collection of quality ...Lister Horsfall is a family-run jewellers in the market town of Halifax. In its forth generation since 1902, we boast a fine collection of quality swiss watch brands as well as some of the finest diamonds and precious stones in the North of England. Watch brands include: Rolex, Tudor, Breitling, Omega, Longines, Tag, Anonimo, Tissot and Certina Jewellery brands include: FOPE, Messika, Brown & Newirth, Furrer Jacot, Ponte Vecchio, Verifine, CARAT, Astley Clarke. Lister Horsfall has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, introducing a beautiful new wedding ring showroom, where you will experience a high end customer service and aftercare.
Sowerby BridgeThe Caldervale line runs through the area with train stations at Halifax, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Walsden and Todmor...The Caldervale line runs through the area with train stations at Halifax, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Walsden and Todmorden. Trains run from Blackpool North to York via Hebden Bridge and Halifax and from Leeds via Bradford to Manchester Victoria via all stations. It is also possible to travel to Leeds via Dewsbury from Mytholmroyd and Sowerby Bridge. A direct service operated by Grand Central runs from London to Halifax and Brighouse three times a day.
Hebden BridgeBased in Vibrant Hebden Bridge we sell really cool stuff. Our range includes Scooters, Skateboards, Kites, Flying Toys, Drones, Juggling Props, ...Based in Vibrant Hebden Bridge we sell really cool stuff. Our range includes Scooters, Skateboards, Kites, Flying Toys, Drones, Juggling Props, Puzzles and Games. We also have a range of funky pocket money toys and gifts.
Hebden BridgeHebden Bridge Antiques Centre is home to 45+ dealers specialising in everything from art, books, curios, collectibles, homewares, furniture, glass,...Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre is home to 45+ dealers specialising in everything from art, books, curios, collectibles, homewares, furniture, glass, pottery, records and more. In short, our centre has the best of everything the antiques trade has to offer. Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre is also home to the famous Hebden Bridge Records, run by the friendly and knowledgeable Dan. With a vast and eclectic selection of records covering everything from folk and jazz to blues and rock & roll, Dan brings in new stock every week and is always happy to meet fellow music fans. Now situated in The Old Police Station on Hope Street, our new premises are quirky and unique – the perfect home for an antiques centre. You’ll find us opposite the library and just across the road from the cinema at The Old Police Station, Hope Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AG. We’re open every day from 10.30am to 4.30pm (including Bank Holidays) so why not pay us a visit?
HalifaxA new age venture for a new age of The Piece Hall. John & Kevin have spent more than 12 years developing Mystical and Magical as an online store, b...A new age venture for a new age of The Piece Hall. John & Kevin have spent more than 12 years developing Mystical and Magical as an online store, building a reputation for quality and exemplary service. Now at The Piece Hall they offer an eclectic mix of ethical, fairly traded cultural, artisan and bohemian items. Gifts, jewellery and ephemeral products include a wide range of fine fragrant incense, aromatherapy essential oils, colourful dreamcatchers, Celtic/Gothic homewares and other inspirational objects.
BrighouseRegular bus services operate to all the main towns in Calderdale, with bus stations in Brighouse, Halifax and Todmorden. Frequency in the smalle...Regular bus services operate to all the main towns in Calderdale, with bus stations in Brighouse, Halifax and Todmorden. Frequency in the smaller villages and rural areas is more limited. Up to date timetables are available from West Yorkshire METRO.
Starting 12th Jul 2019
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Gentleman Jack Costumes Display at Bankfield Museum is held on the following dates:
Friday 12th July until Saturday 26th October 2019.An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life o...An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life of Anne Lister, was filmed largely at her home of Shibden Hall, managed by Calderdale Museums Service. On display at Bankfield Museum are a number of the costumes and props from the series, worn and used by actors including Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle. At Bankfield you can also see original clothing from the period of Gentleman Jack in the new Fashion Gallery on the top floor. The costumes have been kindly loaned for display by Lookout Point Productions with assistance from designer Tom Pye. FREE admission. Friday 12th July 2019 until Saturday 26th October 2019.
27th Oct 2019A two hour walk, recreating the town that Anne Lister knew so well in 1832. She used Halifax for certain key functions: business transactions with ...A two hour walk, recreating the town that Anne Lister knew so well in 1832. She used Halifax for certain key functions: business transactions with her lawyer, shopping and catching up on political news, plus visits to the homes of the few families she saw as social equals. The walk includes short readings from Nature's Domain and ends at 4:30pm with questions and answers plus tea and biscuits. Timing and meeting point details are issued with the tickets. The Guide is Jill Liddington. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL and it will not be possible to just turn up on the day. This walk is £4 per head. Meet Jill Liddington at 2.30pm - details of meeting place will be given when tickets are booked. PRE-BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS Halifax Visitor Centre, The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE. The Centre is open 7 days a week 10:00 to 5:30 Bookings can be made in person, by phone on 01422 368725 (phone bookings will incur a p&p fee), or by post to the Halifax Visitor Centre, The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE. with full payment and a reply paid envelope (cheques to 'Calderdale MBC').
2nd Nov 2019
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT
8pm - 9.30pm
Join Anne Lister for a spine-tingling tour around the Piece Hall at night. Find out about the spooky happenings around the Events and Spectacles of The Piece Hall’s 250-year history. Finish off the tour with a unique creepy cocktail in The Trading Rooms.
Tickets £12.50 (includes a cocktail in The Trading Rooms!)
3rd Nov 20191.30pm (Details of where to met will be sent with the ticket) Where did Anne attend school from 1802-03, whee did she live with her parents f...1.30pm (Details of where to met will be sent with the ticket) Where did Anne attend school from 1802-03, whee did she live with her parents from 1806-11 and from which shop did she buy her blank diaries? Where did her earliest girlfriend live in the town? You'll discover the answers on this new walk, view Christopher Rawson's home and the fine structure which housed his family bank. The walk will last approx 2 .5 hours. This walk MUST be pre-booked and tickets cost £4 per person. Bookings can be made at Halifax Visitor Centre in the Piece Hall, Halifax. Bookings can be made in person, by phone on 01422 368725 (phone bookings will incur a P&P fee) or by post to: Halifax Visitor Centre The Piece Hall Halifax HX1 1RE with full payment and a reply paid envelope. (Cheques payable to 'Calderdale MBC').
6th Nov 2019
2 p.m. Wednesday 6th November
2 p.m. Wednesday 6th November
Earlier this year, the tale of a girl from Halifax appeared on TV screens in Gentleman Jack, an eight-part series. But this only covered two years; what was the rest of her life like?
David looks at the basic facts, including the effigy burning and the saucy comments addressed to Anne by local men!
Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions) Book your tickets via the Square Chapel Box Office or Website.
Starting 16th Nov 2019
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Shibden Winter Craft Fair is held on the following dates:
16th November 2019
17th November 2019Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019 Experience Shibden at this most beautiful time of the year; browse the craft stands for early Christma...Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019 Experience Shibden at this most beautiful time of the year; browse the craft stands for early Christmas presents and treat yourself at one of the food stalls. Admission: Entry fee £4 (or £3 concession)
Starting 1st Aug 2020
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Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend 2020 is held on the following dates:
1st & 2nd August 2020Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 20120 A great value, family day out on Calder Holmes Park in Hebden Bridge. Enjoy a huge display of cars, ...Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 20120 A great value, family day out on Calder Holmes Park in Hebden Bridge. Enjoy a huge display of cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, craft and produce stalls, autojumble, live music, vintage children's rides and much more. Different vehicles can be seen on each of the two days.