Streets in the Sky’ Guided Tours

Did you know that above Halifax Borough Market there are two ‘secret’ streets? Discover them with VisitCalderdale’s  ‘Streets in the Sky’ guided tours!

Please note that due to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in line with Council protocol, the planned Streets in the Sky Tours due to take place today Friday 9th, September, Saturday 10th, Monday 12th and Saturday 17th September will no longer be taking place.

We will contact everybody who bought tickets for these Tours to offer a place on rearranged dates (which are currently To be confirmed) or for a refund.

Thank you, at this sad time, for your understanding.

On these tours you’ll explore the unique architecture of the Grade II* listed Halifax Borough Market, learn about its history, visit both of the Market balcony ‘Streets in the Sky’, where the houses are still used by the businesses below and a couple are still lived in; and get an exclusive look inside one of the uninhabited houses.

Afterwards you can do some shopping, grab a cuppa and enjoy some food at one of the locally-owned independent cafes and delis in the Market.

Please Note:

  • The tours are best suited for adult ages and aren’t really suited for children aged under 13. Any children aged under 16 must be under close supervision of their guardian/parent at all times.
  • There are many steps are involved in gaining access to both of the Streets in the Sky and more steps inside the house we visit, making this tour unsuitable for wheelchair users, those with limited mobility or children’s prams or buggies.
  • No dogs on this walk, please (although Assistance Dogs are welcome).
  • Places on each tour are limited to 16 people. The tour lasts for approx one hour fifteen minutes.
  • Tickets cost £5 per person for all ages (there’s no charge for bringing along babes-in-arms).
  • PLEASE NOTE: The meeting point for the Tours is inside Halifax Borough Market, under the Market clock, by the Fruiterers.

We intend to bring back regular Streets in the Sky Tours both during the week and on a weekend as the essential building works taking place at Halifax Borough Market allow.   When the regular tours recommence, you’ll be able to book online via Eventbrite. We’ll announce the dates for the return of the Tours on the VisitCalderdale Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels, as well as here on this blog.

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