Halifax is a town located in West Yorkshire which has a rich history linked to its place in the woollen manufacturing industry since the 1500’s. Although the major industry of the region has long since faded, Halifax itself has taken advantage of the both the history of the town and the wild sweep of the surrounding countryside to reinvent itself as a major tourist destination. The fact that it has been awarded the Purple Flag award for several years in a row, in recognition of the excellence of its night time economy, is testament to the excitement which is waiting to welcome you to Halifax. The only way you could possible make your visit more exciting is to share it with a delightful Halifax escort.
The centre of the town itself is packed with historic buildings which you won’t be able to resist exploring on foot. The Grade II listed town hall is a spectacular Victorian edifice which was designed by none other than Sir Charles Barry, designer of the Houses of Parliament. Even the town hall, however, pales when compared to the 900 year old Halifax Minster, a spectacular place of worship and hub of the community which is open for guided tours throughout the year.
Once you’ve checked out the history on offer there’s every chance your Halifax escort will want you to take her round the shops and perhaps treat her. You can combine history and retail therapy by paying a visit to The Piece Hall. This Grade I listed building is the only cloth hall of its kind in Britain, and has been given a £17 million pound makeover to turn it into an upmarket selection of shops, bars and cafes without losing the original architectural sweep.
For more traditional high street shopping take a look around the Woolshops Shopping Centre, while the Westgate Arcade is where you’ll find independent stores offering quirky individual items, and the Halifax Borough Market is a traditional Victorian market.
If all that shopping leaves you hungry for some culture then you and your girl will be spoiled for choice. The presence of The Victoria Theatre, the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts and the Halifax Playhouse means that there’s always bound to be something that catches your eye, and if your taste is a bit outside the mainstream then pay a visit to Dean Clough, a converted mill which houses a range of contemporary arts venues and the Viaduct Theatre, which is used as a venue for gigs and events of every kind.
Dean Clough is also home to 53 Degrees North, a lounge and cocktail bar which offers secluded and high end surroundings in which to enjoy some food and drink. For a more traditional Yorkshire experience pay a visit to one of the many local pubs, such as Big 6 Inn or the Barum Top Inn, where you can enjoy a selection of real ale and delicious pub grub. To combine the best of both the restaurant and pub experience, try Brasserie at the Bull, where you can enjoy modern takes on British and Mediterranean food in a cosy and welcoming environment.