Halifax is a minster town in West Yorkshire with a population of 82,000 and an international association with Mackintosh chocolate (Rolo, Toffee Crisp, and Quality Street brands). It lends its name to the national Halifax Bank, which was founded in the town.
Located in the south-eastern corner of the South Pennines, Halifax is well-connected, with direct train links to Manchester Victoria, London Kings Cross, Leeds, Bradford, and York.
Halifax Harbour is a key area for the town's economy and is considered home base by multiple oil and gas firms and The Navy, among other organisations. The University is also a major area employer.
Halifax is a good city for the arts, with the world's oldest amateur choral society, multiple amateur theatre groups, and music festivals galore. Eureka! The Museum for Children is great for families, rugby league and football games at Shay Stadium draw in sport fans, and Dean Clough (formerly a carpet factory) has dedicated spaces for art installations that appeal to the hip set.
Celebrity chef Brian Turner as well as many working TV and West End actors and actresses hail from Halifax.