Time Out In Yorkshire Winter Warmer
Take time out and join us for this great value winter weekend getaway to Calderdale in welcoming Yorkshire. The region takes its name from the dale of the River Calder and its largest town is historic Halifax with its stunning Victorian architecture and strong industrial heritage. Staying just a couple of minutes’ walk from the centre of Halifax, enjoy entertainment and a 2-4-1 offer on selected drinks in the hotel. Explore this wonderfully scenic area with a local guide who will show you some of the stunning film locations such as Shibden Hall, featured in the series ‘Gentleman Jack’ and the handsome little town of Hebden Bridge, as seen in ‘Happy Valley’.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, sit back and relax as your journey takes you northwards. A suitable refreshment stop will be made en-route before arriving at the Wool Merchant Hotel, well situated within easy walking distance of the centre of Halifax. A welcome hot chocolate and biscuits await you on arrival. DBB
Day 2 - 3 At leisure with two included excursions.
Time Out in Halifax
Once the heart of England’s woollen industry, Halifax is home to some of the region’s best-preserved Victorian and Georgian landmarks. It is well worth taking time out to get to know this charming Yorkshire market town with its inimitable character and historical vitality. Be sure to pop into the handsome 15th Century Minster to enjoy the beautiful interiors complete with painted wooden ceiling panels. Star of the show must surely be the magnificentiec Piece Hall. A unique Grade I listed Georgian masterpiece, it is the oldest remaining cloth hall in Britain. Following a multi-million pound transformation project, it is now a world class cultural and leisure destination with its grand open-air courtyard surrounded by a mix of independent galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants. Delve deeper into its captivating past with a local heritage guide who will lead you through the grand colonnades and regale you with tales of its fascinating 250-year history.
Calderdale Explorer & Film Trail Day
Enjoy a day out with a local guide in beautiful Calderdale, the southernmost of the Yorkshire Dales and part of the beautiful South Pennines area of river valleys, moorland and hill country. An included visit takes you to the distinctive half-timbered Shibden Hall, home of the Lister family for over 300 years and notably of the 19th century diarist, landowner and businesswoman, Anne Lister. Her remarkable life was dramatised in the recent BBC series, ‘Gentleman Jack’ starring Suranne Jones and Shibden Hall was one of the main filming locations of the show. The Rochdale Canal and Calder & Hebble Navigation meet at Sowerby Bridge and the Wharf area is the heart of the town’s great food and drink offering. The town has featured in the hit series, ‘Happy Valley’ starring Sarah Lancashire as strong-willed police sergeant, Catherine Cawood. Just down the road and surrounded by breathtaking countryside, the beguiling town of Hebden Bridge is known for its arty and creative identity. If its winding streets look familiar, it is because this quirky and charismatic town has caught the eye of many a TV and film director, propelling it to star status. Some of the films and shows made here include Sharpe, Swallows & Amazons and of course, Happy Valley. Head back to Halifax this afternoon, perhaps for a ‘Last Tango’?
Day 4 It’s back home today after breakfast with a suitable stop en-route for refreshments.Back to top
Wool Merchant Hotel, Halifax
The 3* Wool Merchant Hotel is a well-established independent hotel, located just a couple of minutes’ walk to the centre of Halifax.
The 54 guest rooms, all feature free WiFi, TV and tea / coffee making facilities. There is a fully licensed bar and restaurant. Please note that there is no disabled access to the hotel but there is a lift.Back to top