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Halifax has its very own Woolshops Shopping Centre with 40 popular chain stores and cafés. The recently renovated Piece Hall, is a Grade 1 Listed building conservation project creating a 21st century heritage visitor attraction, with cafés and restaurants, a wealth of independent specialist shops, and a select number of creative business premises.
The 60,000 square foot courtyard, with its fantastic arcades and colonnades, offers a beautiful central meeting place for the town, and one of the most stunning outdoor event spaces in Britain.
History and culture are everywhere you look in Calderdale, and much of it is free to enjoy. If you like museums, you’ll love visiting ours: Bankfield Museum, Eureka! Children’s Museum and the Calderdale Industrial Museum.
The world on a plate
You’ll find some of the best international cafés, restaurants and takeaways in the UK, especially in Yorkshire’s urban areas. South Asian and Far Eastern food is particularly good here, and Bradford was the first UK destination to win ‘Curry Capital of Britain’ three times in a row!
There’s traditional English grub too, and Yorkshire puddings obviously don’t get any better than the ones our pubs serve. For something a little more sophisticated, Yorkshire is home to six Michelin starred restaurants – more than any other county in England.
Live it up!
In Halifax, the Victoria Theatre has a rich programme of events spanning everything from comedy and pantomime to ballet and live music. Near Halifax and around the county, small independent cinemas show art house and world films not screened at the region’s many mainstream cinemas.
Broadstreet Plaza offers various restaurant choices including Pizza Express, TGI Fridays and Nando’s. Vue Cinema and PureGym are also at the Plaza which is in the perfect location in the town centre.
The Body Shop
Local Bars & Restaurants
The Circle Lounge – an exciting cocktail bar
TGI Fridays, Nando’s, Pizza Express – big chains
La Luna – a classic Italian
Did you know?
90% of students go on to employment or further study
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