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The York Pass
"Choose from a 1- 2- or 3-day sightseeing pass to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the York attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Passes are valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days from the time of first use. After redeeming your voucher for your York Pass you’ll also receive a color guidebook with detailed information about the historical city and its famous attractions. Use the guidebook to plan your independent sightseeing with ease.The York pass includes entry to 30 top attractions around the c and discover Gothic architecture at its finest on a visit to York Minster — one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Entrance to family-friendly attractions such as York Dungeon and York’s CHOCOLATE Story are included in the pass alongside lesser-known treasures like Clifford’s Tower.Free Entry to Select York Attractions:Barley Hall Beningbrough Hall Byland Abbey Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby Castle Howard
From GBP38.00
 
Private Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from Leeds
"Your private Yorkshire Dales day trip from Leeds begins when a knowledgable friendly guide meets you at your hotel and ushers you off in a comfortable mini-coach. Head for the unforgettable landscape of Yorkshire Dales National Park which includes Wensleydale Littondale and Nidderdale. Upon arriving in Wensleydale explore the 14th-century era Bolton Castle the former home of Mary Queen of Scots. The area’s most famous landmark offers the opportunity to learn about local history snap photographs overlooking the area or grab a tasty Yorkshire Brew in the medieval castle’s Tea Room. Then continue on to the village of Aysgarth to see the famous falls where ‘Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves’ was filmed. Take the scenic route through H
From GBP545.00
 
The York Pass
"Choose from a 1- 2- or 3-day sightseeing pass to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the York attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Passes are valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days from the time of first use. After redeeming your voucher for your York Pass you’ll also receive a color guidebook with detailed information about the historical city and its famous attractions. Use the guidebook to plan your independent sightseeing with ease.The York pass includes entry to 30 top attractions around the c and discover Gothic architecture at its finest on a visit to York Minster — one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Entrance to family-friendly attractions such as York Dungeon and York’s CHOCOLATE Story are included in the pass alongside lesser-known treasures like Clifford’s Tower.Free Entry to Select York Attractions:Barley Hall Beningbrough Hall Byland Abbey Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby Castle Howard
From GBP38.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Halifax

The tallest folly in the world

Wainhouse Tower is the tallest structure in the Calder Valley, and it can be seen for miles around in and around the Calder Valley. In September 2012 while I was in West Yorkshire I joined the VT...
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jonathanbarker
Sep 08, 2014

Climb to the top of Wainhouse Tower!

Climb the internal staircase of the ornate Victorian chimney for fabulous views of Halifax and Calderdale district.It is 253 feet high, was completed in September 1875 and, well, you tell me how many...
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rosata
Sep 03, 2013

Norland Scarecrow Festival

We went to Norland on the Sunday morning of the meeting weekend, to see another (more recent) local tradition, the Scarecrow Festival. And it really is as odd as it sounds, and very English, to my...
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toonsarah
Sep 19, 2012

Little Valley Brewery

On the Saturday morning of our meeting we visited this small brewery located in an old pig shed (yes, really!) high on the moors near Hebden Bridge. We drove through some wonderful, if bleak, scenery...
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toonsarah
Sep 19, 2012

Sowerby Bridge

Sowerby Bridge (which I learnt over the weekend to pronounce “Soreby Bridge”) lies just to the west of Halifax. It grew up as a market town at the confluence of two rivers, the Calder and Ryburn, and...
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toonsarah
Sep 19, 2012

Rushbearing in Triangle

When I learned we were going to Triangle Cricket Club I assumed that “Triangle” was simply part of the club’s name, and was surprised to discover that it is actually a place here in West Yorkshire – a...
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Sep 19, 2012
 
 
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Triangle

Triangle is a small village, on the A58 Sowerby Bridge-Ripponden Road.This is where we went to see Sundays Rushbearing. We arrived too late to see the spectacular arrival of the cart down Saw Hill....
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suvanki
Apr 25, 2012

The Shibden Valley

It's nice to stray off the regular city walk and take off the beaten path. So we did while in Halifax. The Shibden Valley is a nice experience. Shibden Valley is to the east of Halifax, West...
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yvgr
Apr 10, 2012

The Gibbet

A creepy thing! of course we had to go and see it and I stuck my head under it, all the while hoping that the bolts would hold and unaware that Ricky52 had it in mind to loosen them earlier on. What...
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Suet
Apr 04, 2011

Clay Pigeon Shooting

This is a regular Sunday morning activity amongst the members of Ricky's Gun Club. The art is that you get kitted up in warm clothing and welly boots and go to a local field. You then skid, slide and...
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Suet
Apr 04, 2011

Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge is known as 'The town for great little shops' or 'One of the Worlds funkiest towns!So, lots of individual, independent shops, and a pleasant canal, with brightly coloured barges to see....
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suvanki
Aug 29, 2010

Cats Eyes!

Something that we probably take for granted, driving past and over them day in day out. Though at night and in foggy conditions, we take a bit more notice!As you can see in the photo, Ricky is holding...
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suvanki
Aug 23, 2010

Norland Scarecrow Festival

The Norland Scarecrow Festival/ Trail originated as part of the 2000 Millennium celebrations. Due to its success, it is now an annual event.Each year a theme is decided. In 2008, it was Books. This...
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suvanki
Aug 23, 2010

Keighley and Worth Valley Railways

The only clue that Ricky 52 had given us about the The Mystery Trip, was that 'Some people would have done it already, Some will have wanted to do it, and some might do it again'!!! As we swung into...
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suvanki
Aug 23, 2010

Top Hotels in Halifax

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Holdsworth, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 9TG, United Kingdom
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Princess Street, Halifax, HX1 1TS, United Kingdom
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Salterbebble Hill, Huddersfield Road (A629), Halifax, HX3 0QT, United Kingdom
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Hob Lane, Norland, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 3QL, United Kingdom
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42 Horton Street, West Yorkshire, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QE, United Kingdom
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Master Lane (off Upper Washer Lane), Pye Nest, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 7EW, United Kingdom
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Top Things to Do in Halifax

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Pubs

If the reader is coming upon this tip without having first read some of my others on this page and others then I suggest they may wish to start with my tip on the Feathers pub as it will make a bit...
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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 the first official coat of arms for the...
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Halifax Minster - St John the Baptist

I mentioned in my introduction page to Halifax that I knew lamentbly little about it before visiting and I certainly was not aware that it had a Minster. People tend to have an image of Minsters being...
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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; at 275 feet, is is the tallest folly in...
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Piece Hall - Cloth 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 300 separate rooms arranged around a...
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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 think of a gibbet as a noose, swinging...
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"A SMASHIN' TIME IN HALIFAX UK"
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suvanki

"VTers hit Halifax and surrounding area"
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DAO

"IT'S A BLAST !"
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"My first Rushbearing Meet"
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"I finally got to the other one!"
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