West Yorkshire Receives Accolade

It’s often easy to forget that we live in a remarkable part of the world.

However, West Yorkshire has been chosen as one of 19 worldwide destinations for the National Geographic Traveller Cool List 2019, with a special mention for the amazing Calder Valley and Hebden Bridge. In response to the news, Cllr Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Strategy, said:

“Wow – what an accolade! We already knew that these are must-see destinations, but it’s a massive honour to be named in such a prestigious list and it cements our place on the world map.

“West Yorkshire was chosen for its “buzzing art scene”, and that’s certainly reflected in Calderdale, where our distinctive arts and culture are transforming the economy and attracting tourists in their millions.

“There’s so much more to discover too. It’s a great place to be active, to shop, to socialise and to explore unique heritage – and we have a really exciting vision for its future. We hope lots more people will come and see our amazing borough and county.”