Category Archives: Tourism

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>>

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>>