Category Archives: Tourism

The award-winning International Market will be returning to Halifax again this year from Wednesday 31 October to Sunday 4 November 2018 for a real ghoulish affair. Over 40 traders from around the globe will set up stall along Corn Market, Russell Street and Southgate. The five day market will be a fully themed Halloween event,… read more … about Spook-tacular International Market>>

International Market

It has been another bumper year for tourism in Calderdale, with visitor numbers and spending at record levels. That’s according to research on Calderdale’s visitor economy, based on 2017 data, which the Council commissions every year. The 2017 figures have seen a dramatic increase from the previous year, with the cumulative cash value of tourism… read more … about Calderdale tourism reaches all-time high>>

Halifax has been unveiled as one of the eight host locations for the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 by organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O). The stages for the fifth edition will begin or end in Halifax, Barnsley, Bedale, Bridlington, Doncaster, Leeds, Scarborough and Selby. Cllr Tim Swift, the Leader of Calderdale… read more … about Woo hoo! Halifax is a host town for the Tour de Yorkshire 2019>>

Calderdale Council is looking at how it can make the most of its Visitor Information Services, to support tourism in the borough and respond to changes in how visitors carry out their research. There are currently two Council run Visitor Centres in Calderdale; one in The Central Library and Archives in Halifax and another by… read more … about Making the most of our Visitor Centres>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Two summer rangers are patrolling Calderdale’s countryside to keep people safe and help manage reservoir sites during the peak visitor season. Calderdale Council has welcomed Helen Marriott and Phillip King to the temporary roles in its Countryside Service, with the support of Yorkshire Water. Funded by the Council and Yorkshire Water, summer rangers are appointed… read more … about Looking after Calderdale’s countryside>>

The Calderdale Way is turning 40, and to celebrate Calderdale Council is looking for photographs that illustrate what makes it such an amazing walk. The Calderdale Way is one of the most popular walking routes in the borough, taking in 50 miles of countryside throughout the hills, moors and valleys. The route was marked out… read more … about Get snapping for Calderdale Way birthday>>

Calderdale Way

Yorkshire Day 2017 – what a day, and what a year it’s been since! Wednesday 1 August 2018 – Yorkshire Day – marks one year since The Piece Hall reopened after its remarkable transformation. The Piece Hall project has transformed one of Britain’s most significant heritage buildings into an outstanding international destination, which is having… read more … about The incredible impacts of the Piece Hall transformation>>

Piece Hall

A new guidebook exploring the history of Anne Lister is now on sale. The story of Anne Lister (also known as Gentleman Jack) will soon be hitting our TV screens in the new BBC and HBO drama series, starring Suranne Jones as Anne Lister. ‘Gentleman Jack’ is written by screenwriter Sally Wainwright and will explore… read more … about Wondering what all the fuss is about Gentleman Jack?>>

Anne Lister book

The Mytholmroyd birthplace of Ted Hughes, one of the country’s greatest writers, could be set to raise its profile on the national map, as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet considers the future management of the building. The world-renowned former poet and children’s author was born at 1 Aspinall Street in Mytholmroyd on 17 August 1930 and was… read more … about Keeping the spirit of Ted Hughes alive in Calderdale>>