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Piece Hall

Westgate, Halifax HX1 1RE, England
44-1422-358-087
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Ranked #13 of 17 attractions in Halifax
Type: Historic Sites, Flea/ Street Markets, Museums
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English first
Tokyo
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a real gem in Halifax; the architecture is really impressive and is testament to the importance of the wool trade in the past. Well worth a visit; the staff in the visitor centre were really helpful and knew so much.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

i really enjoyed the ground level cafe and the friendly staff. the building its self is a fantastic structure and should be made better use of. most shops are empty and there is no longer a market. i understand some major refurbishment is under way so hopeful new life will be driving into the place for a more positive future.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This used to be a great place to chill out and shop. Now, there is hardly anything there and nothing much happens. When i was younger it was full of quirky and interesting shops but now there's hardly anything open. It is so tragic as it is such an historic beauty. I think the council are to blame for destroying... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Whilst working in Halifax, I really enjoyed nipping down to the Piece Hall for lunch. It's a nice spot to sit in the sun and read the paper. Could be improved by removing all the other people, but then again, what couldn't?

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Halifax, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Whilst it is true that the peace hall in halifax is a very good place to relax on a hot summers day, it is far from great!!!! For too many year's the shop spaces have been shabby and the rent has been immensely over priced by the local council, (nothing more than greed!!!!) As a result the shop's that are... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The Piece Hall is one of the best places to go and read a book in the summer or just hang out with friends when it's sunny. They have an excellent range of shops my favourite being Sweet Memories. The only issue I have is the events they put on during summer. In 2011 and 2012 they hosted Gay Pride... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I visit the Piece Hall regularly being local. As far as history is concerned it is well worth a visit being the last complete remaining cloth hall in the area. There is a good visitor centre that hosts art exhibitions in the gallery (many local exhibitions) and the staff are well informed friendly and helpful and will tell you all... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Piece Hall is unique. It's architecture is stunning and the restoration which will close it for a year or more starting in January 2014 should result in a venue much better used than it has been of late.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

nothing there what a waste of a fantastic site.used to be a market(gone)could be used for so much more to attract tourists and locals alike

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you want to visit the Piece Hall and see it in its glory then be quick. The Council are taking up the cobbles and paving it. This place could be a great gig venue and the shops could attract some great retailers but the greedy council have driven the old tenants away and now it is just a quiet... More

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