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Halifax Minster

Causeway, Halifax, England
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 19, 2014
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English first
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Just happened to be there at the right time. Interesting surroundings with a spectacular font-cover and organ music to accompany them. Helpers there also put me in touch with a man who happened to know significant details of my family.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Visited over this year’s Heritage Weekend (http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/) and as well as a guided tour around the Minster, we were lucky enough to be able to climb the tower. After a long and steep climb (not good for those with no head for heights or small spaces) we reached the top and got to see Halifax from a very unique perspective.... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I visited the Minster during Heritage Weekend so there were various activities taking place - nice to hear the church organ being played - great cup of tea!

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It has the Wow factor for myself and my wife as we love old Historical Buildings and we are very lucky to have this one is Halifax

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Derbyshire, england
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A really rather wonderful building, with passionate staff on-hand to give info. Went to a gig here too recently, which I think is a wonderful way for religious buildings such as this to adapt and thrive. The Minster was candlelit for the event, welcoming a band from the USA, and really did feel like quite a special occasion, even letting... More

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Bristol
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very interesting gem. Excellent and helpful but discreet guide. First time I'd ever seen Commonwealth windows - un-stained glass from Cromwell's time, and I thought they were beautiful.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

What a spectacular building. Not only did we get to have a tour of the building we learned so much about the history too. All the children we took we aged between 6 and 14 they all had a fabulous time. All went away and wrote there own review for a scout badge. Thankyou for such a great tour. Highly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What catches the eye are the vivid and colourful stained glass windows. Most of the originals were replaced during the Victorian era, but some medieval glass survives in the western part of the minster. The Jacobean box pews are also a special feature worth seeing.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I was here Easter Monday to attend a wedding. Not only was it a lovely service but the church was beautiful. Lots of big stained glass windows and steeped in history. Everyone working there was very polite and helpful. I will definitely go back there with my camera to capture the craftsmanship and historic features.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Very beautiful minster, stained glass is amazing, really lovely place. Called in on a quiet Saturday afternoon and we were mesmerised by this wonderful old church.

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