Category Archives: Tourism

Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall now have extra assurance that they’re in for a great time, as the building has received a visitor accreditation from Visit England.  The Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance scheme is the sign of a quality visitor experience. In a mystery visit from an unannounced assessor, the whole visitor experience was tested,… read more … about Todmorden Town Hall – officially a great place to visit>>


Residents and businesses in Calderdale are invited to a series of roadshow events to hear more about the plans for the Tour de Yorkshire, before it travels through the borough later this year. On January 18 it will be 100 days until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, one of the biggest bike races… read more … about Find out more about plans for the Tour de Yorkshire>>

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The Victoria Theatre in Halifax has been at the heart of culture in Calderdale for 120 years. Now you have the chance to get involved with its future, by becoming its Friend.  The new Friends of the Victoria Theatre scheme aims to bring people together to share their passion, skills and experience to help increase… read more … about Could you be Friend of the Victoria Theatre?>>

Victoria Theatre Friends

In response to today’s announcement from Welcome to Yorkshire about the route for the Tour de Yorkshire 2017, Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “It’s wonderful news that the Tour de Yorkshire is returning to Calderdale next year, coming to new parts of the borough that can experience the excitement of the event. Hosting… read more … about Calderdale excited to welcome Tour de Yorkshire 2017>>

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Staff at the Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre are celebrating after scooping the prestigious Visitor Information award at the Welcome to Yorkshire, White Rose Awards ceremony on Monday 21 November. The White Rose Awards is the largest celebration of tourism excellence in the UK. Recognising and rewarding the very best of the industry throughout Yorkshire. The awards… read more … about Visitor Centre comes up roses at tourism awards>>

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Plans for major upgrades to Halifax train station are set to move a step closer, as Calderdale Council’s Economy and Investment Panel is asked to give the go ahead to carry out more detailed feasibility work. Today (Thursday 20 October) the Panel will discuss the exciting proposals for a complete revamp of Halifax Station and… read more … about Train station improvements on track>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall will be able to explore hidden parts of the Grade I listed building thanks to a fascinating new tour. For the first time since the 1970s the secret spaces in Todmorden Town Hall are being opened to the public as part of the Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall. People… read more … about Discover secret spaces at Todmorden Town Hall>>

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Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall can now see a key feature of the heritage of the building and town, which was previously hidden from view.  Pictures of every single Mayor of Todmorden since 1896 – that’s 101 in total – have a new home within the Town Hall, to make it easier for people to… read more … about Picturing the past in Todmorden>>

Todmorden Town Hall mayoral pictures

Pull on your trainers for a new Parkrun in Calderdale! The new weekly leisure run (or walk) for all ages, abilities and experience will be held at Wellholme Park in Brighouse from Saturday 3 September 2016. Calderdale Council has worked with local volunteers to launch this free event to build on the success of Halifax… read more … about On your marks, get set, go!>>

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