Category Archives: Tourism

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>>

Tourism in Calderdale is worth an estimated £328 million per year, with visitors spending an estimated £253 million directly with local businesses.  Those are the findings from latest research (based on 2016 data) on the visitor economy in Calderdale, showing a continuing upward trend for tourism in the area. The research is detailed in the… read more … about Tourism on the up in Calderdale>>

Halifax Visitor Centre needs your help to cycle the whole route of the Tour de Yorkshire – all without leaving the Central Library and Archives! The Tour de Yorkshire takes place across the county from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 May, with the race starting at the Piece Hall in Halifax on the final day…. read more … about Can you help us cycle the Tour de Yorkshire?>>

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The Tour de Yorkshire is on its way to Calderdale on Sunday 6 May and to help local businesses make the most of the occasion, further information sessions have been organised by Calderdale Council and Welcome to Yorkshire. Following the session already held in Halifax, members of the tourism team and representatives from Welcome to… read more … about Helping Calderdale businesses make the most of the Tour de Yorkshire>>

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Press release from West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council Halifax has been awarded Purple Flag status for the seventh consecutive year for being a safe and welcoming place for a night out. Purple Flag is the gold standard for town centres, like Green Flag for parks and Blue Flag for beaches. The award scheme recognises… read more … about Halifax Retains Purple Flag Status for Seventh Year>>

Welcome to Yorkshire are on the lookout for a record number of Tour Makers for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire (May 3-6).   Tour Makers are passionate and reliable volunteers who are deployed along the race route to provide a warm welcome to the millions of fans who watch the action in person.   They… read more … about Join the Tour de Yorkshire’s army of valued volunteers!>>

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Claire Slattery, Calderdale Council’s Arts and Heritage Manager, who played a major role in the transformation of The Piece Hall, is celebrating being named one of three finalists in the Best Rescue of a Historic Building category of this year’s prestigious Historic England Angel Awards. Claire was the ideal person to take on the complex… read more … about Claire shortlisted for Historic England Angel Award>>