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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.

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 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. 

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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. 

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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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August 3/4 is Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend! Don’t miss it!

Each day of this event, next weekend, in Hebden Bridge is different! On Saturday August 3 a fun day is promised with most vehicles described as ‘Classic’ registered between 1975/1998.  The Sunday rally is for older vehicles registered up to 1976 with categories  called Veteran, Vintage and Post War. There may be up to 800 vehicles of all types on show; cars, motor bikes, commercial vehicles as well as lots of stalls selling a wide range of vintage memorabilia, crafts etc. Listen to the Jazz music, enjoy the children’s entertainment and eat well!

Calder Holmes Park Hebden Bridge HX7 6JE Saturday and Sunday 10.00 to 17.00

Raising funds for the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, this will be a great day out for everyone. 

Dyer’s Cottage has availability from Tuesday July 30 to August 6 if anyone wants to stay with us! 

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Calling all Foodies!

Here’s an event for your diary! Chow Down at the beautiful Piece Hall in the centre of Halifax West Yorkshire 

July 26-28

Sample a wide variety of street food from around the world. 

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Anne Lister “Gentleman Jack” weekend in Halifax July 12-14 2019

Visit Halifax this weekend! Follow in the footsteps of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall (1791-1840) by exploring places she regularly visited. Learn about her somewhat unconventional life, walk the Anne Lister walk and don’t forget to visit her home at Shibden Hall and Halifax Minster where she was both baptised and buried. 

Gentleman Jack Costume Display from the TV series at the Bankfield Museum opens on Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July 10.00 to 16.00 No charge 


Young Anne Lister: The Early Years 1791-1811,  an illustrated talk by David Glover and Patricia Hughes

Friday July 12 19.00 Halifax Minster £5 Phone 01422 355436 for ticket information


Anne Lister – Live Interpretation 

Saturday 13 July 10.00-15.00 Meet  ‘Anne Lister’ in the magnificent Piece Hall and hear about her life. No charge 


Archive Display Anne Lister of Shibden Hall. See examples of her diaries, letters and a travel journal. 

Saturday 13 July 09.30-16.00 Halifax Central Library in the Piece Hall on the first floor. No charge 


Take a guided tour around Halifax Minster with David Glover where you will hear fascinating stories of the links between this 900 year old church and Anne Lister. 

Saturday 13 July 15.00 £5 pay on arrival 


Who was the real Anne Lister? Join Helena Whitbread and Jill Liddington in the Minster at 19.00 to hear all about her, ask questions and book signing session. Tickets all sold out. 


The Moss House: In conversation with author Clara Bailey followed by Q and A and book signing at 13.00 on Sunday 14 July Square Chapel Arts Centre next to the Piece Hall. Tickets £5 phone 01422 349422 


Shibden Hall, gardens and estate including a lake and model railway are open Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14 11.00-17.00. Hall entrance is £5 or £4 concessions with a family ticket at £14. Estate is free of charge and is also open on Friday July 12. 


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Have fun at the Fashion Gallery in the Bankfield Museum

The Bankfield Museum is home to many local exhibitions including the stunning one of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, but the latest addition is the Fashion Gallery with beautifully staged groupings of costumes from past eras. 

Hot News! Some of the costumes used in the filming of “Gentleman Jack” the amazing BBC/HBO tv series about the somewhat unconventional life of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall will be on display from Friday July 12th to the end of October. For more information have a look at

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When visiting the Piece Hall, don’t forget to call in at The Yorkshire Soap Company. The scent and sight will wow you! As a little gift to guests who book directly through our website, we often include a couple of items from this amazing shop. Hope our next visitors from USA enjoy using them.

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Great day out at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

An amazing day out from Dyer’s holiday Cottage near Halifax is a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Just an easy 40 minutes drive away across very scenic countryside to Bretton Park near Wakefield, close to j38 of the M1, this is a trip for all ages. And it’s free! No admittance charge, simply pay for car parking by the hour. Wander around the stunning exhibits by Sir Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Joan Miro, Eduardo Paolozzi and many more set amidst a natural setting, sheep included too! 

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Celebrating 40 years of art without walls.


We have availability from July 1/6, July 21/August 6 and after September 19. Please contact us for more information. 

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