Local Attractions in Halifax and West Yorkshire

There are plenty of things to do and visit in Halifax, without travelling too far from the apartment accommodation.  The exceptional West Yorkshire countryside provides breathtaking scenery and many opportunities to get out in the wild on walks, such as to Hardcastle Crags, which is a beautiful wooded valley maintained by the National Trust. 

If you do not fancy venturing into the wild outdoors there is plenty more for the Halifax tourist to do and see, especially for children who will no doubt enjoy the Eureka! Museum.  For your convenience, below we have listed some of the impressive and interesting tourist attractions located close to our apartment accommodation in Halifax.

Guide of attractions to visit and Tourism in Halifax UK

Eureka!

The Eureka! Science Museum took around three years to build at a cost of over £9million, and was opened in 1992 by Prince Charles.  Having received over 5 million visitors to date, and together with the accolade of third best family day out in the country by The Independent (2007), Eureka! is a must for any visitors and tourists in the area with children.  Towards Halifax, around 5 minutes' drive from the accommodation.

The Piece Hall

The Piece Hall is a magnificant building in the centre of Halifax.  Opened in 1779, the Piece Hall is a unique quadrangular structure originally built as a sales centre for woollen handloom weavers.  The Piece Hall now contains specialist shops, an art gallery, Tourist Information Centre and other small craft shops and organisations.  In the centre of Halifax, around 5 minutes' drive from the accommodation.

Wainhouse Tower

This 275 foot tower was erected in 1875, and happens to be the tallest folly in the world!  With 403 stairs, you can climb this monument to see the fantastic view of Halifax and the surrounding valleys.  The tower is generally open to visitors on Bank Holiday weekends and other special dates.  Within walking distance of the accommodation.

 

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Square Chapel built in 1772, is the only square church in Britain.  It has been recently restored into a thriving arts centre including an attractive bar.  There is also a theatre auditorium, with regular performances.  Towards Halifax, just 5 minutes' drive from the accommodation.

 

Victoria Theatre

Located in Halifax town centre and opened in 1901, the Victoria Theatre has hosted many high profile and international performers in addition to supporting a wide range of local community events and activities.  In the centre of Halifax, around 5 minutes' drive from the accommodation.

 

Hardcastle Crags

Hardcastle Crags is a wooded Pennine valley located in Hebden Bridge and maintained by the National Trust.  This beautiful area is fantastic to set out walking, with gentle gradients and picturesque scenery, ideal for short family walks.  For the more ambitious, however, you can extend your walk and make a day of it.  It is also very popular for climbing and cycling.  Near Hebden Bridge towards Todmorden, around 25 minute drive from the accommodation.

Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge is a beautiful quaint market town around 8 miles from Halifax town.  In the 19th and 20th century, it became well known for its clothing manufacturing.  Today, Hebden Bridge is a very desirable place to live and visit with many specialist craft shops, coffee shops and restaurants, and very welcoming to tourists.  Towards Todmorden, around 25 minutes' drive from the accommodation.

Manor Heath Park

Manor Heath Park is a popular park for children with play areas, picnic tables and well kept gardens.  The greenhoused "Jungle Experience", set within the grounds of Manor Heath Park, is a tropical oasis packed with fish, quail, terrapin and butterflies as well as a collection of plants from all over the world, where visitors can enjoy the all year round tropical atmosphere.  Just a 5 minute walk from the apartments.

Shibden Hall

Shibden Hall is an Grade II listed historic house dating back to around 1420, currently under restoration with a £4million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Located in Shibden Estate, the hall and barn often play host to an active programme of events from craft demonstrations to concerts.  On the outskirts of Halifax, around 10 minutes' drive from the accommodation.

Shibden Estate

Home to the historic Shibden Hall, the Shibden Estate is a large enclosed grass parkland containing many features to keep children entertained.  Some of these include children's play areas and playground, miniature steam railway to ride around the park, rowing and paddle boats around the boating lake, pitch and putt golf, visitors' centre with refreshments and much more...a great day out for all.  On the outskirts of Halifax, around 10 minutes' drive from the accommodation.

Electric Bowl

Recently renovated, Electric Bowl is a state of the art ten pin bowling alley, with fully licensed bars and functions rooms.  It is also a great place to take children, with child friendly bowling and many games including snooker and pool.  In Halifax town centre, around 5 minutes' drive from the apartments.