In the footsteps of Anne Lister 3 hour Guided Walking Tour of Halifax

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The Piece Hall, Welcome Centre

By the South Gate

Blackledge

Halifax

HX1 1RE

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Our walking tour will guide you through Halifax where Anne Lister once walked briskly through its streets. It's here you will see many of the buildings which Anne frequented during her visits to what was one of the most important Yorkshire towns in England and still is. Our morning starts with a tour of the stunning Piece Hall. Although Anne Lister felt it was below her to visit and mix with the "trade" people here, it is definitely worthy of including it within our tour. We will visit the beautiful Halifax library where we are hoping the Anne Lister Diary exhibition will be taking place. Here you will see in glass cabinets, the real diaries of Anne Lister. We continue our walk to Halifax Minster, built some 900 years ago by Benedictine monks from Cluny. Here you will go inside the church where Anne was christened and where her burial service took place and part of her gravestone is now kept. The rest of our tour will be in Halifax centre where we conclude our walk at Somerset House. This building was bought in 1807 by William & John Rawson to house Rawson's Bank where Anne carried out all her banking business. The room where many of the meetings took place is now the Grand Salon and was decorated with fine Rococo plasterwork by Guiseppe Cortese, which is reputed to have taken ten years to complete and remains intact even today. We will leave you here where you can carry on exploring or re-visiting some of the places we have covered during our walk. Or feel free to have lunch, tea, coffee & cake as the building now houses the Alibi bar/restaurant

Halifax was a thriving market town during Anne's time. The streets were a myriad of people and the hustle and bustle of the town was everyday life to the residents of Halifax. During our 3 hour guided walking tour, you will see some of the buildings Anne frequented during her many shopping trips and meetings with her bank manager. These highlights will give you a real sense of what it was like for Anne Lister living in Halifax during the 1800s.

10am Meet your Blue Badge guide at the Welcome centre, located in the Piece Hall by the South Gate, right in the Centre of Halifax. The perfect location to start our guided walking tour of this lovely market town.

1pm We conclude our tour where you can stay have lunch or tea coffee & cake at Alibi restaurant, located in Somerset House.

Your price includes 3 hour guided walking tour of The Piece Hall & Halifax led by our Blue Badge Guide. Kindly note there will be a comfort break during our tour.

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The Piece Hall, Welcome Centre

By the South Gate

Blackledge

Halifax

HX1 1RE

United Kingdom

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