Category Archives: Tourism

People are being asked to show their love for the outstanding Piece Hall transformation, by voting for the project in the prestigious National Lottery Awards 2018. There’s just over a week of public voting to go in the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. The Piece Hall transformation is the only West… read more … about Vote for the Piece Hall transformation!>>

Halifax project, The Piece Hall Transformation, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. The Piece Hall Transformation is competing in the Best Heritage Project category.  The project beat off stiff competition from over 700 organisations to reach the… read more … about Halifax in the running for prestigious National Lottery award>>

Halifax Visitor Centre is celebrating after being nominated for a second time for the Welcome to Yorkshire, White Rose Awards. The awards, which recognise the very best of the tourism industry throughout Yorkshire, will be held at the Harrogate Convention Centre on Monday 12 November. The Visitor Centre has been nominated in the Visitor Information… read more … about White Rose recognition for Visitor Centre>>

The next free taster tour at Todmorden Town Hall will be on Sunday 3 June at 2pm and will focus on the industries by which Todmorden prospered.  The 1896 Town Crest, which sits in Todmorden Town Hall, strongly shows the heritage of the town, declaring “By Industry we Prosper”. This free tour, led by the Todmorden… read more … about Discover the industrial heritage of Todmorden>>

Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell A History of England in 100 Places Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, judges the Industry, Trade & Commerce category from hundreds of public nominations in Historic England’s campaign Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance The… read more … about Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell a History of England in 100 Places>>

Reigning Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet is the latest star cyclist confirmed to ride the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire. Van Avermaet is one of the biggest names in the sport who has also won two Tour de France stages, the 2017 Paris-Roubaix title, and numerous other accolades alongside his Rio 2016 success. It will be… read more … about Olympic champion set to ride Tour de Yorkshire!>>

The spotlight is on The Piece Hall in Halifax once again, as the world-class destination’s impressive lighting scheme has been shortlisted for a prestigious international award. As part of the transformation of the Grade I listed building which reopened last August, Calderdale Council was keen to introduce new lighting to showcase the building’s classical beauty… read more … about The Piece Hall shines bright with international award nomination>>