Located in West Yorkshire, Calderdale is the southernmost of the Yorkshire Dales, not as well-known as its Northern neighbours as Calderdale doesn’t fall within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Vibrant and welcoming communities inhabit the cosmopolitan market towns of Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Sowerby Bridge and Brighouse and hill-top and valley-side villages, such as Mytholmroyd, Heptonstall and Ripponden. Each has its own distinct character and a unifying independent spirit.
Calderdale is home to Yorkshire’s most important secular building, the Grade 1 listed and utterly unique Piece Hall, Eureka! the National Children’s Museum and an amazing array of events that you won’t find anywhere else. And Calderdale is a great place to be active, with more miles of footpaths than any other location in the country and excellent on and off-road cycle routes, suitable for all.
With a stunning mix of dramatic natural landscapes and architecture, including over 4,000 listed buildings, there’s little wonder that Calderdale has drawn in filmmakers since the era of the silent movie. You’ll have seen Calderdale on your TV in Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax, Ackley Bridge, Brassic, Meet the Richardsons and the critically-acclaimed drama Gentleman Jack.