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Things to do in Calderdale

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“World famous National Science and Media Museum, a must see when visiting Bradford.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Piece Hall is nestled within a dramatic landscape of rolling hills and wooded valleys at the centre of Halifax. With its honey-coloured architecture, rich industrial heritage and diverse cultural offer this hidden gem makes an ideal destination. This historic site offers a mix of independent bars, restaurants, shops and cafes.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This is a National trust site. Fantastic walks, Beautiful scenery. Fantastic cafe in the heart of the forest ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“An award winning children's museum in Halifax, with more than 400 interactive exhibits which inspire children aged 0 to 11 to learn about themselves and the world around them through imagination, discovery and most importantly play.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cinema
“This independent, and community run, cinema offers a wonderful atmosphere and films. Good to catch.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Museum
“This is the ancestral home of Anne Lister. The BBC series “Gentleman Jack” was based on her life at this location. All the filming was done at Hall and Halifax area.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“One for the walkers, Stoodley Pike can only be reached on foot and is accessible via well-defined Right of Way Footpaths . The Pennine Way also passes Stoodley Pike. Stoodley Pike Monument contains a spiral staircase of 39 steps accessed from its north side. If you wish to visit please be aware that several of the internal steps are in darkness, so its useful to have a torch to light your way, as there are no windows. The entrance to the balcony is on the Monuments west face, some 40 feet above ground level. The views are well worth the climb.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Check what is on- Great evens regularly. The discos are really good for dancing- and you don't feel old dancing for the love of dancing. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“This local park is only a short distance from this property, a local place to walk and relax. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The Alhambra Theatre is regarded as the North's premier receiving venue and hosts the best in large scale entertainment from international dance to musicals, drama and Yorkshire's biggest panto.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Marco’s is a family run cafe restaurant, serving the finest pizzas, pastas, paninis and more! They have become an established favourite for visitors and locals of the town. You’ll feel right at home, with traditional decor and a real Italian feel! They also serve breakfast, so you can make an early start with them whether its getting yourself ready for a morning in the shops, or you’re heading for a shift at work! Wragley House, Valley Rd, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BN ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature
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“A beauty spot of the South Pennines with more than 160 hectares (400 acres) of unspoilt woodland. At its heart Gibson Mill, a family oriented and dog friendly visitor centre telling the history of the valley over the past 200 years, with displays and exhibitions. With over 15 miles of footpaths to explore, this wooded valley is a walkers paradise. Grab your walking boots and discover tumbling streams, deep ravines and ragged rocks. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Landmark
“ Spectacular views over Huddersfield. Originally an Iron age Hill fort, then a castle in the Middle ages. Victoria Tower is open some weekends & school holidays. Popular with kite flyers”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Civic art gallery set in Lister Park. boating, café, playground, Mughal gardens”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“A large park with play equipment, a boating lake, gardens and home to Cartwright Hall. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is a firm favourite. Hearty breakfasts served from 9.30 am and lunch from 12.00 to 2.30. We love ambling along the canal towards Marsden and then heading back for a breakfast of coffee and croissants, a bacon butty if we're famished or a slice of vegetarian frittata for a light brunch.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Lovely upmarket restaurant, friendly staff. Ideal for special occasions or just meeting up with friends”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Fab veggie food and it's got a good atmosphere. They don't take cars to have cash. Not great for kids food. But the Greek and vegan platters rock and the veg lasagna and divine. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“A favourite eating place for our guests at Elmet Farmhouse, this bar by the river has a relaxed creative vibe”
  • 10 locals recommend
Turkish Restaurant
“The Olive Branch Restaurant is a family managed restaurant since 2008 maintaining the highest standards of authentic Turkish Mediterranean cuisine and exceptional service. Hidden amongst the hills of Yorkshire, the Olive Branch is a unique taste of the Mediterranean, with menus to suit all tastes and features amazing relaxed surroundings. 21 West End, Hebden Bridge HX7 8UQ ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Deli, Cafe. Open 10am - 4pm 72-74 Market Street, Thornton, BD13 3HF (3.5 miles) Call 01274 834853 brontebirthplace.co.uk/emilys.html”
  • 3 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“This burger bar is a local favourite. Locally sourced food and a great meal. Really trendy place ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great, fun place to eat. Really good platters and burgers. Very child friendly with lovely staff. Open all day and into the evening.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Med-One might be new to Huddersfield but our proprietor has been in the restaurant business for over 25 years. Chef Khalil and his wife Rojin have been running restaurants in a number of different countries including Norway, Sweden and Germany before moving to the UK. Chef Khalil’s passion lies with Mediterranean and Levantine dishes and cuisines.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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