RELEASED: 00:00 03. December 2019
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Neighborhood know-how, places and people
Halifax has a moment in the heart of West Yorkshire. Thanks to popular programs like Last Tango In Halifax, Happy Valley and, of course, Gentleman Jack, there is a fascinatingly good food scene, the splendor of the restored Piece Hall and an unparalleled profile on the TV screen. Halifax is located in Calderdale, the southernmost part of the Yorkshire Dales, and includes part of the South Pennines area with beautiful river valleys, moorland and rolling hills. The landscape is full of heritage from the region's industrial past, and there is an urge to make a noise about the future and to celebrate the richness of its magnificent buildings and a distinctive sense of place.
Pretty much. Good rail connections in all directions. The M62 is your car's best friend and certainly the land of challenging bike rides.
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The best of both worlds in these parts. Close to the towns of Skircoat Green and Savile Park, you'll find stunning Victorian homes that are great for families, beautiful neighborhoods, good schools and green areas in Skircoat Moor.
On the rise is the city center, where more and more cool types like the Westgate Arcade settle, which form the heart of the action.
The center of Halifax has as much to offer as the surrounding villages. A day in Halifax appeals to everyone. The Piece Hall makes it possible when it comes to heritage. It is a stunning and unique first-class Georgian masterpiece and the oldest surviving cloth hall in the UK dating back to 1779. It has been beautifully restored and is now a cultural, cultural and recreational destination. The huge outdoor courtyard is surrounded by a mix of independent bars, restaurants, cafes, galleries and shops. The stories of Georgian Halifax are told in the specially designed exhibition rooms, while in the central courtyard throughout the year a program of music, dance, film and spectacle takes place for up to 7,500 people. Nearby is Eureka, the entertaining children's museum. Six unique zones, each with different themes. Make some noise and explore how music is made, experience the world of work, conquer a child-friendly city and enter huge body parts.
Nearby is Dean Clough, a restored mill with numerous events, restaurants, a cooking school, galleries and shops. It is also the home of the Viaduct Theater and the Northern Broadsides Theater Company, which are expanding their program to attract a new audience. The beauty of the central area of Halifax is the easy proximity to these attractions. A ten-minute drive will take you to the rolling hills, great views and expanse of Calderdale.
Café & Cocktails
At the moment there is such a food scene in Halifax. Adam Ryan can be seen at Glor (Norwegian for Embers) – he cooks fantastic meat dishes such as venison taco, hay smoked lamb and salted brisket. The Evokesomm Wine Bar offers a wide selection of wines by the glass, or sample music and craft beer at The Lantern, The Meandering Bear, Grayston Unity or Victorian.
The Piece Hall has a great menu including Trading Rooms, Deli, Blondins for ice cream. Loafers (good coffee and pizza with a side vinyl) and elder. The wine barrel and Gin Lane are great places to drink. Worth seeing in the city are Holdsworth House, Pride and Provenance, Ricci's Place, Kashmiri Spice, Alibi and Ginger Vegetarian Café. True North is Dean Clough's newest restaurant. Chef Mark York offers an exciting menu choice, from relaxed breakfasts to fine dining. The Moorcock at Sowerby Bridge has been awarded a Michelin Guide and was awarded the Yorkshire Life Dining Pub of the Year at our 2019 Food and Drink Awards.
In Piece Hall there are nice, independent shops – great bookstores and craft galleries with works by local artists – and also a great optician.