Halifax is Calderdale's largest town, with stunning Victorian architecture and a strong industrial heritage. It is home to the unique Piece Hall, Eureka! The National Children's Museum, and the Halifax Minster. You will also find markets, independent and high street shops, theatres and many great places to eat and drink.
Whether you’re here to while away an afternoon or planning or short stay packed with activities, there’s no shortage of things to do in Halifax. Located on the River Calder, this charming market town exudes inimitable character and historical vitality and is home to some of Yorkshire’s most famous landmarks. From its beautifully scenic walks and iconic buildings to the remarkably loyal Halifax Borough Market and its wares, this diverse town has much to offer.
Halifax is Calderdale’s largest town and has one of the most complete Victorian townscapes in Britain. That means there are iconic buildings at practically every corner you turn and the museums are hardly in short supply. From the unique Grade I-listed Piece Hall to Halifax Minster, one of the finest buildings in Yorkshire, this is a town immensely proud of its heritage.
Halifax caters for all ages so inquisitive little minds won’t have time to get bored. Whether your mini explorers would be more at home among the many woodland trails or love the hands-on learning at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, there’s plenty to keep families of all sizes busy – whatever the weather.
All that sightseeing will make for thirsty work – you’ll need to re-fuel. Halifax is home to a broad selection of fine cafes, restaurants and bars. In fact, so proud of its delicious produce, the town hosts an annual food and drink festival, held every July. During in a visit, be sure to indulge in a sprawling afternoon tea, dine on cuisine from around the world or relax and sip on local ale.
Halifax’s thriving town centre is enveloped by glorious green space. Take advantage of the rolling hills of the vast parks, go boating on the calm waters at Shibden or discover the jungle at Manor Heath. There’s every reason to head out into the great outdoors of Halifax.
Whether you’re after a boutique-style luxury break or are prioritising practical home comforts to suit the kids, there’s a wide range of places to stay dotted around Halifax. From room only to five-star, take a look at our recommended accommodation.