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Mini guide to Halifax

     

Halifax lies about 20 miles southwest of Leeds and about five miles south of Bradford. It had its heyday during the industrial revolution when it was one of the most important wool and textile centres in England and today there are still many beautiful, imposing Georgian and Victorian buildings that can be seen alongside the town's more modern shop fronts.

Opened in 1863, the Town Hall was designed by Sir Charles Barry who also designed the Houses of Parliament, while the Square Chapel, one of the first brick buildings in Halifax, was designed by Thomas Bradley and completed in 1772. Next to the chapel are the ruins and 235-foot spire of the Square Church, which is now an arts centre and theatre. Another impressive Victorian building is the Victoria Theatre, which was officially opened two weeks after Queen Victoria's death. Also worth seeing is the huge soot blackened Parish Church, most of which was built in the 15th century though some walls date from the 12th century.

If you are with children they will delight in visiting Eureka, a museum for children. It is specially designed for under 12 year olds with more than 400 must-touch exhibits that cover a multitude of fascinating topics ranging from how your body and senses work to the science behind sound. There is also a café and outdoor park at the museum.

Halifax has a good variety of shopping with high street names being found in the Woolshops Shopping Centre and more speciality shops at the nearby Piece Hall, which also holds markets in its courtyard on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. When you tire of shopping you can call in on one of the many pubs and bars or visit one of the town's nightclubs.

Halifax is well served by coach, rail and bus. It can be reached by car by exiting the M62 at junction 24 and then following the A629 into the town.

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Holdsworth House Hotel

Imperial Crown Hotel

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