Halifax Travel Guide
Situated close to the edge of the south Pennines and surrounded by hills Halifax still retains many of the buildings and industrial heritage on which the town’s prosperity is based. Dean Clough mills, the archetypal ‘dark satanic’ mill of northern folklore, stands as a massive reminder of Halifax’s days as the worlds largest carpet manufacturer. Today the mill is home to numerous small businesses, a theatre and an excellent restaurant.
The spectacular Italianate style 18th century Piece Hall where wool merchants once sold their cloth is an undoubted architectural masterpiece, now home to a busy market and rows of specialist shops. Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament, designed the impressive Town Hall.
The town is also home to the former building society, now bank, The Halifax. The award winning ‘hands on’ children’s museum Eureka is the town’s most popular visitor attraction.
Within easy reach of the town are the picturesque villages of Hebden and Heptonstall, burial place of the poet Sylvia Plath.
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