The Piece Hall
“N/A” - VisitEngland Assessor
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Piece Hall is a unique Grade I listed building dating back to 1779, originally built for trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth. Today it’s placed amongst the great town squares of Europe, with a treasure trove of independent shops, unique bars and restaurants surrounding the huge open-air piazza. The stories of Georgian Halifax are told in specially created exhibition spaces and a world-class programme of live music, performance and spectacle make this a must-visit destination.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Parking nearby
- Open all year
- Opening Times: The Piece Hall gates are open from 10am to 11pm, Sunday to Thursday, and 10am to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Opening hours may vary for some businesses, so do check their websites before making a special trip.
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About the area
Discover West Yorkshire
Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.
The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions.
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