The best mill conversions in Yorkshire

The best mill conversions in Yorkshire

In celebration of National Mills Weekend, we’ve put together a list of the most impressive mill conversions in Yorkshire. These historic mills have been given a new lease of life as vibrant new leisure and entertainment spaces, whilst still retaining and celebrating their past.

Armley Mills, Leeds

Housed in what was once the world’s largest woollen mill, Armley Mills Industrial Museum showcases a wealth of gems located on the River Aire.  Step back in time to learn about the industrial history of Leeds from manufacturing textiles and clothing, to printing, engineering and locomotives.

Armley Mills

Canal Mills, Leeds

Given a new lease of life, Canal Mills on Brandon Street has been converted into a vibrant space for art, music and food, hosting many events all year round. They describe themselves as “a constantly evolving space for all mediums of creative output, from exhibitions, pop-up restaurants, live and electronic music events to fashion shows and theatre projects.” This weekend they are hosting ‘Grill at the Mill’ as part of Leeds Indie Food, and have a host of summer parties coming up.

Canal Mills

Thwaite Mills, Leeds

One of the last remaining examples of a water-powered mill in Britain, Thwaite Mills is a full restored working mill situated on the River Aire. Nestled on an island, the area is a rich wildlife habitat with areas of water, woodland, scrub and gardens attracting many species. You can take a wander round the museum to find out all about the mills past and present.

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Dean Clough Mills, Halifax

Painstakingly converted, the impressive Dean Clough Mills in Halifax is now a space for art exhibitions, unique shops, a mix of delicious restaurants and bars, leisure facilities and flexible work areas. They also have a hotel on site, and are set to add apartments to their already fantastic conversion.

Dean Clough Mills

Salts Mills, Saltaire

A brilliant addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Salts Mills provides a creative space for arts, dining and shopping, as well as independent businesses, in the beautiful town of Saltaire. They have numerous galleries, one currently showing a large David Hockney exhibition, unique independent stores, and a superb dining space.

Salts Mill

Caddies Wainright Mill, The Hepworth, Wakefield

Already a fantastic art gallery, The Hepworth in Wakefield converted Caddies Wainright Mill, a 19th century former textiles mill on the River Calder, into a contemporary art space adjacent to their main gallery. Named The Calder, the space opened in summer 2013 and has since been host to many inspiring exhibitions and events.

The Hepworth Mill

Fountains Abbey Watermill, Ripon

Amongst the many wonders at the Fountains Abbey Estate, you’ll find the Fountains Mill, built in the 12th century and one of the oldest buildings on the estate. Today the mill is an interactive exhibition where you can see historic objects discovered in the restoration, have a go at grinding some corn, and see the water wheel in action.

Fountains Abbey Mill

 

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Focus On: Halifax

Focus On: Halifax

The town of Halifax is one of the best locations in West Yorkshire if you want the peace of town living, but want access to the best cities such as Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield. Our two bedroom apartment on the edge of Halifax town centre provides the ideal location for commuters!

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This first floor, two bedroom apartment is set in a picturesque location in Halifax, just minutes from essential local amenities and transport links. The spacious living area creates the perfect place to both eat and relax, with room for dining table and chairs. A separate modern kitchen features an oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, providing everything you need in one convenient place.

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The apartment comprises of two bedrooms, one double and one single, both carpeted and with plenty of room for storage. The master bedroom additionally benefits from ensuite bathroom. The modern bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as mirror over the sink and electric shaver plug. The apartment also boasts a storage cupboard in the hallway, one parking space, and security alarm and secure door entry system.

Location

The apartment is situated on the modern Opus Point development, close to many great local shops, bars and eateries, and is located just 1 mile south of Halifax centre. This apartment has convenient access to the M62 motorway, great bus links and is close to Halifax railway station, making it ideal for commuters. The development is close to many green spaces, including Savile Park and Manor Heath Park, and offers great long distance countryside views, with the River Calder running close by.

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As well as being neighboured by Brighouse, Huddersfield, Elland and Sowerby Bridge, Halifax is within easy reach of nearby Yorkshire cities including Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield. Being just a mile from Halifax’s centre means you’ll have access to many great shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, with the town also being home to Eureka Museum, Halifax Borough Market, Victoria Theatre, Woolshops Shopping Centre, The Piece Hall and Dean Clough converted mills.

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Where to eat & drink

  • Ricci’s Place – delicious Mediterranean cuisine served in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere
  • Deli on the Bridge – a modern, chic deli with a great selection of home-cooked dishes
  • Brasserie at the Bull – a luxurious restaurant offering modern-British dining and a friendly atmosphere
  • Ricci’s Tapas and Cicchetti – the best tapas in Halifax in a stylish restaurant with excellent staff
  • The Murgatroyd Arms – a traditional pub with a friendly atmosphere, real ales and quality food
  • Shears Inn – a quintessentially ‘Olde Worlde’ English pub offering great value for money
  • Julio’s – traditional home-cooked Italian food served by excellent staff in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Ziggy’s Spice House – one of the longest established and best loved Indian restaurants in Halifax
  • Towngate Brasserie – an excellent restaurant that you won’t be able to visit just once

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Living in Halifax, West Yorkshire

Living in Halifax, West Yorkshire

Afully FURNISHED second floor, ONE bedroom apartment set in a picturesque location in HALIFAX, just minutes from essential local amenities and TRANSPORT links.

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Property

This fully furnished apartment features a spacious, open-plan living area, fitted with laminate flooring and a beautifully finished, modern kitchen with wooden units and cream tiling. The kitchen comes complete with integrated oven/hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and stylish breakfast bar. This space is complete with two brown leather sofas, dining table and four chairs, coffee table and two breakfast bar stools. Kitchen2 edit

The lovely double bedroom is fully carpeted and complete with a comfy double bed, double wardrobe and bedside table, and large window looks out onto well-maintained gardens. The modern bathroom is complete with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as a mirror over the sink and electric shaver plug. The apartment also benefits from one parking space, alarm and secure door entry system.

Location

This apartment is situated on the stunning Opus Point development, close to many great local shops, bars and eateries, and is located just 1 mile south of Halifax centre. This apartment has convenient access to the M62 motorway, great bus links and is close to Halifax railway station making it ideal for commuters. The development is close to many green spaces, including Savile Park and Manor Heath Park, and offers great long distance countryside views, with the River Calder running close by.

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As well as being neighboured by Brighouse, Elland and Sowerby Bridge, Halifax is within easy reach of nearby Yorkshire cities including Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield. Being just a mile from Halifax’s centre means you’ll have access to many great shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, with the town also being home to Eureka Museum, Halifax Borough Market, Victoria Theatre, Woolshops Shopping Centre, The Piece Hall and Dean Clough converted mills.

Where to eat & drink

  • Ricci’s Place – delicious Mediterranean cuisine served in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere
  • Deli on the Bridge – a modern, chic deli with a great selection of home-cooked dishes
  • Inn Cognito – a varied menu cooked to perfection by expert chefs, with a quirky setting
  • Brasserie at the Bull – a luxurious restaurant offering modern-British dining and a friendly atmosphere
  • Ricci’s Tapas and Cicchetti – the best tapas in Halifax in a stylish restaurant with excellent staff
  • The Murgatroyd Arms – a traditional pub with a friendly atmosphere, real ales and quality food
  • Shears Inn – a quintessentially ‘Olde Worlde’ English pub offering great value for money
  • Julio’s – traditional home-cooked Italian food served by excellent staff in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Ziggy’s Spice House – one of the longest established and best loved Indian restaurants in Halifax
  • Towngate Brasserie – an excellent restaurant that you won’t be able to visit just once

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Upcoming events

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