If you are new to Halifax town, we thought we would provide you with some information which you could find useful when you visit this quiet town in the Calderdale.
Kirk Lea Guest House is ideally placed for visitors to the Tour de Yorkshire race or even the lead up period whilst you try the route out in advance. Website
Piece Hall - website
The Piece Hall in Halifax is without doubt of great architectural importance and stands today as a testament to the towns glorious industrial past. A Grade 1 listed building it opened in January 1779 as a market for the sale of cloth pieces, hence the name. Ultimately, however, a decline in textile making lead to the conversion of the building into a market for the sale of vegetables and fresh fish. Latterly, this magnificent structure has undergone yet another transformation and now possesses a large number of speciality shops situated in galleries on three levels. The courtyard houses a fleamarket on Thursdays and an open market on Fridays and Saturdays.
Eureka - 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 is unlike more traditional museums, in that rows of forbidding glass cases have been banished in favour of highly imaginative tactile exhibits that demand to be explored by child sized hands. Kids can learn more about the world, about sound, about their own health and countless other aspects of living and growing.
DIRECTIONS - From Halifax Railway Station which is next to Eureka catch bus number 531 in Horton Street, just two minutes walk away, buses every 30 minutes. Or walk to Halifax Bus Station, approximately eight minutes away.
You can walk to Kirk Lea Guest House in approx 25 mins. Click hear for walk directions.
Shibden Hall Website
Lister Road, Halifax, HX3 6XG, West Yorkshire. Shibden Hall often described as Halifax's Historic Home, must surely rank as one of the regions most popular tourist attractions and during the summer months the park surrounding this delightful property is often crowded with scores of visitors. The hall itself was constructed in 1420 by the Otes family, though it is more commonly associated with the Lister dynasty who resided here for almost 300 years. Situated close to the town centre Shibden, with its adjacent Folk Museum, also possesses a boating lake, pitch and putt golf course and a steam-hauled miniature railway which is bound to appeal to the children.
Victoria Theatre Wards End, Halifax
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 the Victoria Hall it officially opened for business in February 1901 and cost a mere £38,000 to build. Today, the theatre, located conveniently close to the town centre plays host to some of the countries best known performers, including famous faces from the small screen.
If your working at or visiting the world famous Halifax plc come stay with us. The head office of HBOS is located only 1 miles away. See Map. The origins of the Halifax date back to the Industrial Revolution, when small market towns across England were transformed into manufacturing centres.
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