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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.

Latest News! Hot off the Press! Gentleman Jack costumes stay in Halifax for longer.

Due to the incredible popularity of the ‘Gentleman Jack’ TV costumes designed by Tom Pye, it has just been announced that they will remain at the Bankfield Museum till December 24th. This means you have 8 more weeks to visit Shibden Hall AND see the costumes. We have some availability in November and December too and a special offer from October 30th to November 4th at Dyer’s Cottage Halifax.

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Visit Ilkley and Betty’s

Ilkley is an easy trip from Dyer’s Cottage. Formerly a spa town, it offers refined shopping and delightful walks along the River Wharfe. Finish off with a trip to Betty’s Cafe Tea Rooms for lunch or afternoon tea. www.bettys.co.uk

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Don’t miss the ‘Gentleman Jack’ costumes!

The amazing FREE exhibition of costumes designed by Tom Pye for the Sally Wainwright BBC/HBO TV series is only going to be with us at the Bankfield Museum for 2 more weeks. Filmed mainly in the Halifax and Calderdale area, particularly at Shibden Hall, this has created a huge surge in tourism. Finishes October 26th 2019.  https://museums.calderdale.gov.uk

Make the most of your visit by staying at Dyer’s Cottage Halifax as we have availability from now until Friday October 11th and also October 23/30th

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Latest availability at Dyer’s Cottage

Holiday in Halifax!  Monday September 30th to Friday October 11th is waiting for you! Just £350/week and shorter break prices too from £240 at Dyer’s Cottage Halifax. 

Come to Calderdale! Stay in Halifax!

We have 10 days available for you to explore the delights of this historic town with some amazing Victorian architecture. Or take a walk along the Calder and Hebble Navigation or Rochdale Canal and get out into the beautiful woodlands. Or a short drive takes you up to the moors on the edge of the Pennines. Spot the birds, take amazing photos, walk the paths and stop in a pub for a well earned rest. Don’t forget that the ‘Gentleman Jack’ TV costumes are still on display at the Bankfield Museum in Halifax and Shibden Hall, Anne Lister’s home, is now open 7 days a week in October. 

For more information on what is going on in Halifax, take a look at www.stay-in-halifax.co.uk

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Take a ride on a vintage bus today!

From 10.00 a fleet of old buses will be travelling across Halifax and beyond so don’t miss your chance! They leave from the bus station and also stop in Market Street. Join in the fun to celebrate the final day of Halifax Heritage Week.

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Halifax Heritage 2019

Historic Halifax has so much going on this week for you to enjoy! 

Start with a free tour of the Bankfield Museum on Friday September 21st at 11.00. www.museums.calderdale.gov.uk

Then start Saturday September 21 with a talk and tour around Halifax Minster Graveyard at 11.00 followed by the Anne Lister tour inside at 14.30 www.halifaxminster.org.uk

Maybe fit in a Piece Hall Story tour also? www.thepiecehall.co.uk

Then Sunday is busy too, possibly starting with the guided walk around Akroyden including All Souls Church designed by Sir Gilbert Scott which is now usually closed. Inside is an art exhibition by a local water colour artist, Jane Austin called Time and Place. Saturday and Sunday 11.0-15.00

Then cross town to visit Lister Lane Cemetery which is open 12.30-16.00 for you to see the impressive tombstones of local industrialists, inventors and rather more ordinary folk too. 

More information on all these events and more at www.visitcalderdale.com

 

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Visit the Victoria Theatre for a great night out!

Originally called Victoria Hall, then the Civic Theatre, this impressive building opened on February 8th 1901 with a performance by the Halle Orchestra and since then it has been the cultural centre of Halifax, hosting many musical and theatrical big ‘names’ such as Status Quo, Morrisey and The Jackson 5. Retaining many of its original features, it has undergone extensive modernisation with both accessibility and technical improvements to sound, lighting and Wi-Fi. It is now an extremely comfortable large theatre experience seating over 1500 people as well as having the more intimate Green Room Bar and the VIP lounge.

Tickets are now being sold for a variety of future performances such as the local (and world famous) Brighouse and Rastrick Band on Saturday August 31st, Roger Davis and His Band in Concert on Saturday September 14th, and Shrek The Musical performed by the Halifax Amateur Operatic Society from Wednesday September 18th to Sunday September 22nd. 

For further information on these or later events, please take a look at www.victoriatheatre.co.uk or phone 01422 351158

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Calderdale Pride returns after a 7 year absence on Saturday August 10 2019

It’s back! And it’s free! 

Calderdale Pride returns with a bang! Saturday August 10th 12.00 to 19.00

Come and join in all the fun! Performances, stalls, food and drink. 

Live entertainment starting with the Orangebox choir at 12.10 includes Almost Pink at 15.10 and Callum Butterworth as seen on The Voice at 16.10. This is a Halifax town centre event around Cornmarket with the stage at the top of Russell Street. 

For more information, take a look at www.facebook.com/Calderdale pride and https://gayprideshop.co.uk

 

Dyer’s Cottage Halifax West Yorkshire is committed to inclusivity and welcomes all travellers. We have some availability in October and are now taking bookings for 2020. The success of ‘Gentleman Jack’ has generated a huge surge of interest in our 17th century cottage with a distinctive personality and style. 

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Don’t miss the Halifax Agricultural Show on Saturday August 10th

One of the finest family fun days in Halifax, this event takes place on Saturday. Watch ferret racing, donkey driving, Punch and Judy, circus acts and the judging of a wide range of agricultural and domestic animals. Visit the farmers market, craft stalls, a kids farm and a mini zoo. It’s all happening at Savile Park, just 10 minutes walk from us, starting at 10.00. 

For more information visit https://halifaxshow.org.uk

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More tv filming in Halifax- this time for ‘The English Game’

Halifax is one of the filming locations for ‘The English Game’ a 6 part dramatic representation of a true story from 1879 which is due to be screened next year on Netflix.

The cameras and crew were seen in July in Saltaire, a ‘model village’ built by the mill owner Sir Titus Salt about 10 miles away, but this week they’ve been spotted round and about Halifax in such varied locations as Brackenbed Lane and Manor Heath, which incidentally has also been seen this week on C4 in  ‘Ackley Bridge’. 

The drama, written by Julian Fellowes, creator of ‘Downton Abbey’, is centred around a young football player from Glasgow who ventures South to play for Darwen in Lancashire. The cast includes Edward Holcroft from ‘Kingsman’, Kevin Guthrie (Fantastic Beasts:-The Crimes of Ginderwald), Craig Parkinson from ‘Line of Duty’, Charlotte Hope who played Myranda in ‘Game of Thrones’ and Katy Phillips of ‘Peaky Blinders’.

 

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