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On our door step

Situated on the banks of the Calder & Hebble Navigation, you can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the newly covered towpaths. Just minutes along the canal it opens up into beautiful countryside, perfect for cyclist, walkers and fishing enthusiasts alike.


If you have your own bike, perhaps you’re touring around the area, enjoy a well-earned break at the Waterfront Hotel and Venue. Relax, enjoy a glass of wine or chilled beer. Bikes can be taken to your hotel room or stored in the function suite subject to availability.

ROKT Climbing Centre:

The UK’s highest man-made climbing wall is directly across the canal from the Waterfront Hotel. Try the 4.5m high competition boulder wall, the monster boulder field room, or the main bouldering chamber. ROKT also offers a Nerf arena, spin cycle studio, escape room and yoga studio. Visit Rokt’s web page

Watch the Huddersfield Giants taking on the Rokt team building course!


Spend an afternoon on the local 9 Hole Fountain Ridge Course or driving range. Hire of balls and clubs available and no dress code! For the more serious golfer, we’ve teamed up with our superb local golf club, Willow Valley, to offer you great rates on accommodation, dinner and golf. Visit Willow Valley’s website for more information click here

Additional Attractions

The Pot Shop

Just a short walk away from the hotel is The Pot Shop, where you can pick a pot and paint it! Pottery painting is not just for children, but for all ages to enjoy. See Pot Shop’s website

Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers

Enjoy a ride on a miniature model railway, a great family day out. Click here to see their website

Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve

Cromwell Bottom is one of the most important wildlife sites in Calderdale. The wetlands and meadows provide a variation of habitats for many insects and birds. Visit the website here

Smith Art Gallery

This purpose-built Art Gallery and public library, known as ‘The Rydings’, is surrounded by a beautiful park and gardens. The gallery was built by Alderman William Smith and donated, along with his collection of artworks, to the people of Brighouse in 1907.

Venue: 73

Venue 73 is a large dance and live music venue, voted the best Northern Soul Venue in the North. As well as hosting Motown, Folk and Pop music nights to name a few.

Around the area

Our central location means the Waterfront Hotel and Venue is an excellent base to explore the surrounding area, whatever your reason for visiting.

The Pennines offer vast areas of untouched countryside, with breath taking views, wildlife and waterfalls. Ideal for the pleasure walker or hardcore mountain biker!

For a bit of retail therapy there are many independent shops and boutiques within walking distance of the hotel. Plus, we are a short journey from Huddersfield’s Kingsgate Centre, The Broadway Bradford, Leeds city centre, the White Rose Centre; or a little further afield, Manchester’s Trafford Centre and Sheffield’s Meadowhall. From high street to designer fashion you can shop till you drop!

For the smaller visitor why not try Eureka! A children’s museum that will entertain for hours. Even the grownups might learn a thing or two! For older children the National Science and Media Museum offers you the chance to create your own news show or cartoon, plus see film & photography equipment of the past and take in the latest 3D film in the Imax cinema.

For the theatre lover we are central to the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, Alhambra, Bradford and Lawrence Batley, Huddersfield. Why not enjoy our Early Bird Menu offer at Prego Restaurant before heading out to enjoy a show!

For those who enjoy a bit of sporting action, Huddersfield Town & Rugby League Giants’ home, the John Smith Stadium, is just 15 minutes away. As is Willow Valley Golf Club.

Take a stroll around the stately home and gardens of Shibden Hall. The hall has been featured in the drama Gentleman Jack which hit our screens this year on BBC and HBO. Created by Sally Wainwright, ‘Gentleman Jack’ was filmed in 2018. The hall can be dated all the way back to 1420. It houses an eccentric carriage collection, craft work displays and the fascinating tales of Anne Lister; a noted diarist who challenged 19th-century expectations of women. With Shibden Hall only being a 15-minute drive or 10 minute train journey into Halifax town centre. Click here to read more about Shibden Hall

The Piece Hall, Halifax; Following a multi-million pound transformation, The Grade I Listed Georgian building reopened in 2017. It features a mix of independent bars, restaurants, shops and cafes. Alongside a new art gallery. The Piece Hall has recently been the host of food festivals, live music events with lots more planned in the future, visit their website for more details. Visit the website here

Short breaks

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy a two course dinner & coffee in Prego, an overnight stay and a delicious Continental or Full English breakfast for two guests, from;

Standard £115 per couple Executive £125 per couple Deluxe £135 per couple

Single occupancy Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rates are also available. To book any room please contact Reception. or book online

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Golf Stay & Play

Working with Willow Valley Golf Club, we can offer you exclusive packages from just £80 (single occupancy) or £115 (double occupancy), which includes:

  • 2 course dinner & coffee in Prego
  • Overnight at the Waterfront Hotel
  • Full English & Continental breakfast. Golf is to be booked and paid for with Willow Valley Golf Club

Double and single occupancy rates available. For further information or to make a reservation please contact reception team.