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Out & About around Calderdale

Dyer's Cottage is the perfect location to explore Calderdale and The Yorkshire Dales National Park. Some of our favourite places are listed below.

Wonderful to see episode 4 of ITVs “For the Love of Britain” featuring Yorkshire

Amazing to watch this programme highlighting why Yorkshire attracts so many visitors. Stunning scenery of moors, dales, coast and historic buildings as well as cycling challenges and literary connections.

Much of the programme was filmed within 30 miles of Dyer’s Holiday Cottage between Halifax and Sowerby Bridge. We saw Ben Fogle get on a bike from Happy Days Cycles near us and attempt to ascend a really challenging old packhorse route from Hebden Bridge to Heptonstall. The Buttress may be short but it’s certainly mighty and many a keen cyclist struggles to get up this cobbled route in one go. Read more about it at

We also saw Julia Bradbury walking the moors between Haworth, home of the famous Bronte family, and the ruins of Top Withens, reputedly the inspiration for Wuthering Heights, the most famous novel of Emily Bronte.

Further North is the limestone topography of the Yorkshire Dales National Park near Malham which makes a great day out. Or the delightful coastal resorts of Whitby, Scarborough and Robin Hoods Bay are just a 2 hour drive.

Thanks go to Phil Fearnley of for his amazing drone footage. A local from Sowerby Bridge, he also filmed our 360 degrees virtual tour and included more of his local work so that the beauty of Calderdale can be seen by all. If you are planning a Yorkshire holiday in 2021, please do get in touch.

Socially distanced filming of series 2 of ‘Gentleman Jack’ today in Halifax

We were so lucky to catch filming of ‘Gentleman Jack’ on Wakefield Gate so close to us this morning. Reassuring to see the crew wearing masks and we send our good wishes to everyone involved.

Beautiful walking country above Calderdale West Yorkshire

Inside Dyer’s Cottage Halifax we have lots of maps, guides, walking books and leaflets to help you explore our lovely scenery. How about visiting Warley Moor and its stunning reservoir?

New Government Guidance on COVID-19 Keyworkers who are able to stay at Dyer’s Cottage Halifax

Newsflash May 12th 2020.

Are you a keyworker working locally short term?

Halifax? Sowerby Bridge? Brighouse? Elland?

Do you need a very comfortable place to stay? 

Will your employer verify that you are essential?

Is your job on the list on the photo?


Please contact us for further

Come to Calderdale for a holiday after lockdown ends. Read all about it here!

With historic buildings, beautiful canals teeming with natural beauty, great bars, pubs and restaurants, all surrounded by heather covered moorland, no wonder the tv cameras love Calderdale. Dyer’s Cottage between Halifax and Sowerby Bridge is waiting for you. A perfect, private, safe and secluded retreat for a relaxing stay.

Read all about Gimbals, one of our favourite restaurants in Sowerby Bridge

We are so lucky to have such an amazing restaurant less than a mile from us. With an innovative menu, great atmosphere and locally sourced products, Simon and Janet Baker have a treat in store for you when they re-open. Read all about it in the Yorkshire Post Lifestyle article here.

Remembering the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust

A beautiful memorial in Halifax Minster.

Early Booking Offer valid until December 31 2019

Book your stay at Dyer’s Cottage Halifax Yorkshire through this website and receive 10% off. Prices on our online booking facility through Bookalet have already been adjusted. This offer applies to new bookings only. Don’t miss out! Our 2020 calendar is filling up fast. Offer valid until December 31 2019. Holiday in Halifax! Come to Calderdale!

Christmas Market at the Piece Hall this weekend

Don’t miss this spectacular event! All day Saturday November 30th and Sunday December 1st from 10.00 to 18.00.

FREE to enter the enormous courtyard of the Piece Hall which is buzzing with lots of stalls. Browse and buy from the locally produced crafts, artisan foods, cakes, cheeses and our locally produced Luddenden Valley country wines have a stall too. Enjoy hot chestnuts, listen and watch live musical entertainment and there’s carousel rides too! 

More info from www.the

Huge tourism boost for Halifax

Halifax is experiencing a tourist boost like never before as a result of ‘Gentleman Jack’ the HBO/BBC series based on 2 years of the exciting life of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall. Written by local lady Sally Wainwright, creator of ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ (of which series 4 is now in the can and will hit BBC in 2020) and ‘Happy Valley’, series 2 will be filmed locally in the second half of 2020. 

Huge birthday celebrations are planned around April 3rd, Anne’s birthday, when thousands of fans are expected in the town. 

Dyer’s Cottage Halifax has availability from March 26th to April 2nd and after April 9th, just in time for Easter.

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