Brighouse occupies a prime position at the lower end of the Calder Valley, sitting alongside the Calder and Hebble Navigation waterway.
There is a weekly market in the heart of the town centre and a great choice of independent shops, restaurants and cafes to visit. These are supplemented by regular specialist markets, which take over the whole town centre, offering up to 100 food, drink and craft stalls.
Brighouse is fast gaining a reputation for hosting and organising great festivals, such as the 1940's weekend in June, the Festival of Brass in July, the Canal and Music Festival in August and Art Festival in September. These run alongside the speciality markets, Christmas Fair and Charity Gala.
Once a month the Civic Hall becomes a cinema for the evening. Visit www.brighousecinema.co.uk to find out what film is showing next and for some great value 'ticket n' meal deals' at Brighouse restaurants and cafes.
Brighouse is home to Rokt Climbing Gym, the largest indoor climbing gym in Yorkshire, with its towering RoktFace, ourtdoor climbing wall; higher than both the Tower of London and the Angel of the North!
If you would like to explore the area by walking, you can pick up a copy of the Brighouse History Trail from one of our Tourist Information Centres to follow a journey through Brighouse's past. The Calderdale Way, a 50-mile circular walking route exploring the hills, moors and valleys of Calderdale also passes through the town.
For more information about all the great things happening in the town, visit http://www.visitbrighouse.com