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Halifax Attractions
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Halifax is one of the main towns in West Yorkshire. It is a traditional market town which has grown to include many amenities, such as shops, pubs, restaurants, hotels and other businesses. It is linked to the rail and motorway networks, and has various attractions worth visiting.
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Bankfield Museum
Situated in the former home of a Victorian mill owner, Bankfield Museum is rightly regarded as one of the region’s most fascinating public display spaces, possessing an international reputation for its collection of textiles and costumes. Additionally, the museum...
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Borough Market
The magnificent Borough Market located in Albion Street, Halifax is a bargain hunters paradise with almost 200 stalls and shops catering for your every need. The market, a Grade ll listed building was constructed between 1891 and 1896 and...
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Calderdale Museum
Calderdale Museum and Art Gallery is a cultural hub in this area and offers a first class complex. Within the museum, visitors are treated to an excellent selection of artefacts and documents, maps, pictures and paintings that put together...
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Dean Clough
In 1983 Sir Earnest Hall and son Jeremy launched a daunting project to revitalise a huge Halifax carpet factory which had been derelict for many years. Now, after much hard work the two entrepreneurs are reaping the fruits of...
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Duke of Wellington's Museum
The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment are one of the proudest parts of the local community, and historically the people of the area have always felt a close affinity with this regiment. The museum tells the story of the wing...
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Eureka! The Museum for Children
Situated conveniently close to Halifax railway station Eureka! the museum for children, is a truly innovative and exciting display space which is aimed primarily at youngsters between the ages of three and 12 years. Possessing several interactive galleries it...
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Halifax Gibbet
A replica of Halifax Gibbet or guillotine appropriately enough, standing on Gibbet Street near the town centre, is a gruesome reminder of a period when local criminals were executed by decapitation. Originally constructed in 1286 the gibbet despatched almost...
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Halifax Parish Church
Described as an oasis of peace, Halifax Parish Church, discoloured by years of indusrial grime, is one of the town's most impressive landmarks, complete with ornate carvings, beautiful stained glass and statue of Old Tristram, a professional beggar who once...
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Halifax Playhouse
Historically, Halifax Playhouse, located within easy reach of the town centre, began life as a Methodist Chapel before being converted into a 260 seat theatre in 1945, becoming the regular home of Halifax Thespians. The huge ivy clad building,...
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Halifax Retail Park
Halifax Retail Park, may not be the biggest retail development in the area but it is certainly the most welcoming. Standing in Pellon Lane, it is home to all the big names companies, such as Staples and Halfords and...
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Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre
High above Halifax visitors will find one of the region's most popular dry ski slopes which caters for those of all abilities. The Ski & Snowboard Centre, has a range of facilities including a 120m long dry ski slope...
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Halifax Town Hall
Halifax's ornate town hall was designed by Charles Barry, who also responsible for the Houses of Parliament and today provides a home for Halifax Metropolitan District Council. It is a Grade ll listed building which was judged as one...
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Manor Heath Jungle Experience
Manor Heath Jungle Experience which occupies a quiet corner of a Halifax park is one of the most interesting visitor attractions in the town, giving tourists a great opportunity to get close up to nature. Described as tropical oasis...
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Manor Heath Park
Manor Heath Park in Halifax is one of the town's best loved recreational open spaces and during summer months the park is busy with visitors enjoying themselves. The park, once the home of a local carpet manufacturer has much...
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Ogden Water
Ogden Water Country Park, situated between Halifax and Keighley, is a green oasis visited annually by upwards of 250,000 people. The park, classified as a Local Nature Reserve in 2003, boasts a spectacular reservoir surrounded by heather uplands and...
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People’s Park
Following an extensive programme of refurbishment People’s Park stands today as a living testament to Francis Crossley who created this tranquil green oasis in 1857 when he returned from travelling in New England. The park, covering a mere 12.5...
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Piece Hall, The
The Piece Hall in Halifax is without doubt of great architectural importance and stands today as a testament to the town’s glorious industrial past. A Grade 1 listed building it opened in January 1779 as a market for the...
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Shibden Hall
Shibden Hall, often described as Halifax’s Historic Home, must surely rank as one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions and during the summer months the park surrounding this delightful property is often crowded with scores of visitors. The...
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Square Chapel
In 1988 the architecturally important Square Chapel stood alone and abandoned, facing an uncertain future. Fortunately, a number of concerned indviduals were loath to let the building die and launched a major refurbishment programme which has transformed this massive Georgian...
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The Woolshops
The Halifax Woolshops retail district is a paradise for bargain hunters with around 40 well known outlets all centrally located around an attractive traffic free pedestrian zone. Major high street names exist alongside smaller speciality stores stocking everything from...
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Victoria Theatre
A good night out in Halifax must surely include a visit to the town’s popular Victoria Theatre which regularly stages a first rate programme of international entertainment, ranging from dance and drama, through to opera and comedy. Originally christened...
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Wainhouse Tower
Visitors to Halifax cannot fail to be impressed by the magnificently ornate structure of Wainhouse Tower, which occupies a windswept position high above the Calder Valley. Surrounded by myth and legend it was originally constructed as nothing more elaborate than...
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Westgate Arcade
Sitting in the very heart of Halifax an attractive glass and steel arcade brings stylish shopping to a traditional industrial town. Westgate Arcade, which won the Halifax Civic Trust Award in 2007, possesses an amazing variety of fashion boutiques,...
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