Welcome To Halifax

Ancient churches

to chimneys and chocolate…

It’s no wonder there’s such rich history and proud heritage still visible all around Halifax; we’ve been here for donkey’s years.

Parts of our Minster date back to the 12th century, and by the 15th century our magnificent Piece Hall was the centre of the UK’s entire woolen trade. We’ve got the world’s tallest folly in Wainhouse Tower, which started life as a chimney, and Dean Clough Mill was once the biggest carpet factory on the planet. Chocolaty favourites Rolo and Quality Street come from our town, and then there’s the Halifax Building Society too of course – the UK’s largest until not so long ago.

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