Halifax is a minster town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. It has an urban area population of 82,056 in the 2001 Census. It is well-known as a centre of England's woollen manufacture from the 15th century onward, originally dealing through the Halifax Piece Hall. Halifax is internationally famous for its Mackintosh chocolate and toffee (now owned by Nestlé), the Halifax Bank (formerly Halifax Building Society), and the nearby Shibden Hall.

Why visit?

  • Halifax is home to a wealth of historic sites, including the iconic Piece Hall, a Grade I listed building which dates back to 1779. The Piece Hall is a great place to explore and learn about the city's past, as well as to enjoy the many shops, cafes and restaurants that line the cobbled streets.
  • Halifax is renowned for its traditional Yorkshire dishes, such as Yorkshire pudding, fish and chips and the famous Halifax pudding. There are plenty of pubs, restaurants and cafes to choose from, so you're sure to find something to suit your taste.
  • Halifax is home to a vibrant cultural scene, with a range of festivals and events taking place throughout the year. From the Halifax Festival of Light to the Halifax Comedy Festival, there's something for everyone to enjoy.