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 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.
  • 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 surrounded by stunning countryside, with the Pennine Hills to the east and the Calder Valley to the west. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the area, from walking and cycling routes to horse riding and fishing.