29 Sep

Discover the joys of Halifax

Discover the joys of Halifax

Halifax was once the haven of the wool industry but has now developed into a great market town.

History plays a key part in Halifax's charm and many of the buildings date back to when it was a thriving industrial centre.

One of the most attractive buildings in the Victoria Theatre, which hosts a whole range of performances, including classical musical concerts. Even rock band Status Quo have appeared on its stage. The theatre also hosts the annual Christmas pantomime, which is a big hit with children.

Art fans will also enjoy the Square Chapel, which has recently been renovated and now offers a number of workshops and classes covering comedy, music and dance. Alternately, there is the Dean Clough public space. Originally a carpet factory, the site is now home to many galleries, the award-winning Cooking School at Dean Clough and a top quality restaurant.

People more interested in sports, will want to look at property for sale in Halifax that is close to the Shay Stadium. The venue is home to both rugby league and football teams - the Halifax Blue Sox and Halifax AFC.

Those in need of retail therapy should head to Harveys of Halifax. Established in 1920's by Mr Harvey, the department store quickly outgrew its first premises. It opened in its current location in 1950 at the side of the former Waddingtons Dress Warehouse on Rawson Street in the centre of the town.

Families with children will enjoy a visit to Eureka! - the National Children's Museum - which is home to hundreds of interactive exhibits on a whole host of topics. Visitors can find out how to ride a skeleton bike or how to live in the desert.

Annual passes are available to the museum so it is easy to return and spend plenty of time exploring all the different galleries.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801751273-ADNFCR

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