There are many imposing and beautiful buildings which reflect the changing forces that have shaped Halifax, a town which retains one of the most complete Victorian townscapes in Britain.
Visit Grade II* listed Halifax Town Hall, designed by Sir Charles Barry who later designed the Houses of Parliament. The splendour of the intricately detailed tower and steeple is matched by the interior, with a galleried central hall lit from above by a multi-domed painted glass roof. ‘Architecture Today' magazine has placed Halifax Town Hall in the top 10 town halls to visit.
The 20 acre site of Dean Clough was once the largest carpet factory in the world. Today, Dean Clough is nationally renowned for its commitment to the arts, with nine public spaces devoted to galleries displaying a rolling art programme. Also on site are the Viaduct Theatre, home of Northern Broadsides theatre company, Design Shop, cafés, bars and restaurant.