Brighouse is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated upon the River Calder, 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Halifax. It is served by Junction 25 of the M62 motorway and Brighouse railway station upon the Caldervale Line and Huddersfield Line. In the town centre is a mooring basin upon the Calder and Hebble Navigation. The United Kingdom Census 2001 gave the Brighouse / Rastrick subdivision of the West Yorkshire Urban Area a population of 32,360. The Brighouse ward of Calderdale Council gave a population of 11,195 at the 2011 Census.
The declare Brighouse (or “Bridge House”) originates from a building on (or near to) the bridge greater than the River Calder. In its forward history, it was a hamlet of the manageable village of Rastrick.
Brighouse is twinned behind Lüdenscheid in Germany, the link coming on with an dispute by Brighouse Children’s Theatre in 1950 followed by a civic twinning charter in 1960.