Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Halifax

Come and experience Halifax and its entertainment, history and culture. This welcoming city is known for its theatres, bars and coffee shops. The Rock and Eureka The National Children's Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Halifax

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Halifax has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Crow Nest Park Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Huddersfield Golf Club (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Willow Valley Golf (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Lister Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Express Golf Centre (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Halifax

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Halifax is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Ogden Water Country Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Greenhead Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Chellow Dene Reservoirs (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Bradford City Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Halifax

The nearest airport is in Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), located 13 mi (20.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Manchester (MAN), which is 30 mi (48.4 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Halifax Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Halifax?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 437 holiday lettings around Halifax. From 269 cottages to 71 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Halifax?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Halifax:

  • Belle Vue: 66 holiday homes
  • Northern Quarter: 112 holiday homes
  • Leeds City Center: 69 holiday homes
  • Harrogate City Centre: 64 holiday homes
  • Harehills: 57 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Halifax? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Halifax. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Wainhouse Tower: 870 holiday lettings
  • Shibden Hall: 846 holiday lettings
  • Halifax Piece Hall: 854 holiday lettings
  • Eureka The National Children's Museum: 848 holiday lettings
  • Ogden Water Country Park: 900 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Halifax listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Halifax?

Yes, of course. offers 269 Cottages in Halifax. Our other popular types of Halifax holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 71 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 78 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 269 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Halifax?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Halifax. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.