Calderdale – moors, mills, and magic.

Discover A Hidden Gem in Yorkshire

A very special part of Yorkshire, Calderdale offers a unique blend of beauty and history rare in such a small area. You will find vibrant towns full of character alongside postcard pretty Pennine villages, and maybe spot a celebrity or two as travel around.

Calderdale is the most southerly of the Yorkshire dales taking it’s name from the River Calder that flows through it. Home to nationally important attractions such as The Piece Hall and Eureka National Children’s Museum, bustling market towns, great walking and cycling routes, and with excellent road and rail links it is no wonder that Calderdale has become one of the UK’s favourite short break destinations.

Calderdale’s unique appeal lies in it’s happy marriage of olde-worlde charm, stunning gritstone landscape and the hustle and bustle of commercial centres that have evolved naturally over the centuries retaining many important historic features lost elsewhere.

Calderdale stretches only 19 miles by road from Brighouse to Walsden, but taking in centuries of history with medieval churches, mills dating back to the industrial revolution, Victorian railways and canals, the valleys are packed with thriving independent shops pubs, cafes and visitor attractions providing something for the whole family. Wander down the many alleyways of Halifax to sample the town’s rich history and architectural character; explore the side streets of Brighouse and Todmorden where you will find dozens of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants; visit the canal basin at Sowerby bridge with it’s colourful narrowboats and restaurants, trek across the bleakly beautiful moorlands or enjoy a walk in the calm woods of Hardcastle Craggs; then you will discover why Calderdale is one of the most popular visitor destinations in the North of England at any time of the year and why many people return time and time again.