Welcome to Calderdale, a very special part of Yorkshire offering a unique blend of beauty and history rare in such a small area. You will find vibrant towns full of character alongside postcard pretty Pennine villages, and maybe spot a celebrity or two as travel around. Halifax was recently dubbed the Shoreditch of the North by Radio 6 Music for it's burgeoning reputation as a mini music and comedy mecca.
Halifax is home to the jawdropping Piece Hall, a vast balconied courtyard that looks like Venice’s Piazza San Marco transplanted to the West Riding. This grade I-listed masterpiece is the sole survivor of the great 18th-century northern cloth halls and reopened in August 2017 after a £19 million renovation. The Piece Hall and the adjacent Square Chapel Arts Centre is home to numerous concerts and festivals throughout the year.
Further up the Calder Valley you will find the quirky and charming market towns of Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, renowned for alternative lifestyles and an abundance of great independent shops. Throughout Calderdale you will find stunning countryside and waterways, amazing architecture, and a host of museums, galleries and theatres. To find out more check out our free Must Visit Calderdale guide today.