Halifax Things to Do

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  • 1. Another World Adventure Centre

    Another World Adventure centre is a hidden gem in Halifax. Set in 37 acres of beautiful country side. We had an amazing day out with the family, lots to do and activities range from paint balling to...

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  • 2. Halifax Minster

    There has been a place of worship on this site for over 900 years. Please check out the Minster's informative website for the history of Halifax's Minster. As...

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  • 3. Triangle Cricket Club

    I visited the Cricket Club on the last day of the Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival as part of an organised VT meeting to await the arrival of the rush cart...

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  • 4. Wainhouse Tower

    This folly is located in the parish of King Cross on the southwest side of Halifax. It is the tallest structure in Calderdale and can be seen from miles around;...

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  • 5. The Halifax Gibbet

    I have always imagined that a gibbet would be found high on a windswept moor, not, as here, in the centre of a city surrounded by terrace housing! I also always...

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  • 6. The Wainhouse Tower

    I had first noticed the Wainhouse Tower as we drove out of Halifax on the Saturday morning, heading for the Little Valley Brewery (see my “Off the beaten path”...

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  • 7. The Gibbet

    We stopped at the Gibbet in Halifax before we had embarked on our mystery tour. The use of Gibbet went back as far as the 13th Century and use continued until...

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  • 8. The Royal Oak Pub- Now Dirty Dick's!!

    I was quite fascinated by this old Grade 2 listed pub from the outside. I poked my nose inside, but didn't stay for a drink - There's always a next time! Not...

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  • 9. DON'T LOOSE YOUR HEAD!!!!

    Halifax Gibbet dates back to the 13th Century with the earliest recording of it being in 1280. There were many Gibbets in Yorkshire but the one at Halifax was...

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  • 10. VICTORIA HALL, HALIFAX TOWN HALL

    Victoria Hall is a beautiful chamber within Halifax town hall. The floor, made of stone has a wonderful coat of arms tiled in the centre. This coat of arms is...

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  • 11. HALIFAX TOWN HALL

    I was lucky enough to have a free guided tour of Halifax town hall in September 2012.A magnificent town hall beautifully restored.The Town Hall was opened on...

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  • 12. Wainhouse Tower

    As part of the mystery tour on the VT Halifax Meet in 2012 Ricky made special arrangements for all of us to visit and climb up Wainhouse Tower (which is 253ft...

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  • 13. Eureka!

    I visited Eureka with a family friend's child in 1994. It's a museum designed especially for children to explore more about themselves and the world they live...

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  • 14. Wainhouse Tower - A folly!

    This landmark and icon of Halifax can be seen for miles around!Wainhouse Tower is sometimes known as Wainhouses Folly, and is recognised as the tallest folly in...

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  • 15. The Halifax Gibbet

    From Hell, Hull and Halifax, Good Lord Deliver us...Hell is self explanatory, Hull is where prisoners were often sent, and Halifax was the place where you could...

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  • 16. Old Tristram

    I first became aware of Old Tristram, from the carved stone 'milestones' outside Halifax minster, with the inscription 'Pray Remember the Poor' (pic 2)Later,...

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  • 17. The Square Congregational Church

    The Square Church is adjacent to the older Square Chapel, Now a centre for culture and Arts.It was built between 1856-8, in the Gothic Congregational style by...

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  • 18. The Square Chapel

    The Square Churches (Chapel and Church) are named after their location, and not neccesarily because of their shape. They sit side by side, and surprisingly, the...

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  • 19. Halifax Visitor Centre & Art Gallery

    Halifax Tourist Information is located in the Visitors Centre in the Piece Hall. Here you can find information, and books etc about Halifax/ The Calder...

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  • 20. The Union Cross

    The Union Cross Hotel, was originally called The Crosse Inn, as it stood opposite the old market cross, in the market square.It is mentioned in records dated...

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  • 21. The Parish Church of St John The Baptist

    Before my trip to Halifax in 2008, I knew that my maternal Great Grandmother was born in Halifax, I didn't know until today, whilst visiting my parents, that my...

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  • 22. Shibden Hall Mansion

    Shibden Hall is an old Tudor House and its most famous inhabitant was a landowning lady named Anne Lister (1791-1840). She's most famous for her 24 voulmes of...

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  • 23. The Piece Hall

    The Halifax Piece Hall is a building in the town centre and used to be the centre for woollen handloom weavers some 200 years ago. It opened in 1779, with over...

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  • 24. Halifax Central Library

    This is the first time I'll add a library to my travel tips, but I'll go ahead with it. The Halifax Library is a great place to hang at if you want to learn...

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  • 25. Shibden Park

    The Shibden Park is a public park since 1926. No fees except from parking the car. Easy to axcess! The park is a part of the Shibden Estate and a green oasis in...

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