Once a mill town and hive of industrial activity, Huddersfield is now a stylish and vibrant location loved by visitors from the UK and further afield. This large market town is characterised by beautifully refurbished mills, grand rugged architecture and buildings hailing back to its industrial heritage. It was once famed for its woollen textiles thanks to its close proximity to the River Colne and the River Holme. As such many attractions in the town celebrate this diverse and intriguing history. Heritage Quay linked with Huddersfield University holds extensive and important archives on British music, politics, art and culture.
Nearby attractions include Standedge Tunnels, Greenhead Park, Kirklees Light Railway, Oakwell Hall, Tolson Museum and Ponderosa Zoo. Take a walk through the greenery at Oakwell Hall Country Park or Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Scammonden Reservoir sits neatly between hills and moorland close to the town – ideal for an afternoon picnic beside its tranquil waters. Castle Hill monument is thought to mark an ancient settlement over 4,000 years old.
If you fancy treating yourself or simply browsing Huddersfield has plenty of malls and commercial areas – including Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Packhorse Shopping Centre and Piazza Shopping Centre. Restaurants, pubs and bars are on hand throughout town offering refreshment and tasty locally-sourced dishes. If you’re planning on staying out past daylight hours why not sample a slice of Huddersfield’s vibrant nightlife?
The town is situated halfway between major cities Leeds and Manchester – so it’s easily reached via rail and road links. Leeds Bradford airport is also just 22 miles away.