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.
Marvel at Medieval Magnificence
Experience the medieval magnificence of the Minster Church of St John the Baptist, one of the Greater Churches of England and an integral part of Halifax's history for over 900 years. Halifax Minster is steeped in history - take a guided tour to learn more about The Minster's fascinating story and enjoy one of the many events that take place throughout the year.
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.
Stroll around the town centre to see other beautiful buildings such as the Grade I listed Piece Hall and All Souls Church, Victoria Theatre, Halifax Borough Market and Square Chapel Centre for the Arts.
Largest in the World
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, a Cooking School, Design Shop, café, bar and restaurant.