By Road: Follow signposts for Halifax from M62 J24 (Ainley Top) along the A629 Huddersfield Road. Continue towards the town centre passing the hospital on the left hand side. At the traffic lights immediately after Spring Hall Registry Office on the right hand side, turn right following the brown tourism signs for Eureka. Continue straight on over two mini roundabouts, and pass the train station on your right hand side before turning right onto Church Street. The Minster is on your left. From M62 J26 (Chain Bar) follow the A58 through Hipperholme. After passing the entrance to Shibden Park the road drops down a steep hill towards the town centre. Turn immediately left (do not go onto the flyover) and left again onto Charlestown Road towards Sainsbury’s supermarket. Continue past Pizza Hut and Next. The road curls round to the right, at which point the Minster Church is directly opposite you at the junction with Lower Kirkgate/Cripplegate.
Parking: is available on street or in several local authority car parks in the streets surrounding the church.
By Train & Bus: The Minster is a short walk from both Halifax Train Station and Halifax Bus Station. From the train station on foot exit the station yard, turning right. Follow the footpath immediately to the right towards the Ring O Bells pub – the Minster is directly behind the pub. From the bus station on foot, turn left down Wade Street then right onto Winding Road/ Smithy Street. Turn left onto Dispensary Walk after 100 metres – the Minster’s west end is immediately in front of you through the stone arch.
Facilities The church has toilet facilities, including a toilet with disabled access; there is wheelchair access to the majority of the building. Our Access Statement is towards the bottom of this page.
Guided tours and educational visits available by prior arrangement with the Minster Office.
Planning your visit The Minster is open between 10am and 4pm throughout the summer months (BST) and between 10am and 2pm through the winter (GMT). The Minster is also a very busy venue both for worship and other events, and access to the building may be restricted at some times because of this. We recommend contacting our office when planning your trip to ensure you can get the best out of your visit to us.
Local Attractions Make the most of your time in Calderdale: please have a look at the links listed below to explore the other visitor attractions within a short walk of the Minster and right across Halifax and Calderdale.
PLEASE NOTE: The Piece Hall is currently closed for refurbishment and will re-open in Spring 2017.
- The Piece Hall
- Square Chapel
- Victoria Theatre
- Dean Clough
- Shibden Hall
- Halifax Agricultural Show
- What’s on in Calderdale?
A detailed Access Statement can be obtained on request from the Minster Office.