The historic market town of Huddersfield is located in the rugged hills of West Yorkshire, near the Pennines, at the confluence of the rivers Colne and Holme. It is famous for its role in the Industrial Revolution, and as the birthplace of rugby league. Exploring the town centre from your holiday cottage in Huddersfield, you will notice fine Victorian architecture and striking landmarks such as the listed railway station. Nearby, at the summit of Castle Hill, Victoria Tower looms over the town and is visible for miles around. The town hall, St Peter’s Church, and the George Hotel are all impressive buildings. Not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Huddersfield, the Pack Horse Centre is a covered pedestrianised cobblestone street along which horses once carried goods from the Pennines. Today, it is one of the town’s best shopping streets. Beaumont Park is a lovely place for a stroll, with woods, a bandstand, and water cascades dating back to the Victorian era. The town is renowned for its annual events, which include nationally important literature and contemporary music festivals, a Caribbean carnival, and the spectacular Festival of Light. The unspoiled scenery of the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales are close enough for day trips from Huddersfield.
Tyas Cottage is a secluded rural cottage near Bradshaw in West Yorkshire and offers lovely walks from its doorstep. The elegant pet-friendly cottage boasts a sculpture-filled garden and antique furnishings, as well as modern comforts, woodland views, a log fire, a four-poster bed and exposed beams.
Delve into fascinating archives on the town’s history, in a historic building in the heart of the town.
Kirklees Light RailwayTake a ride through the Pennines foothills on a steam train, before making a stop at the tearooms.
Take a guided walk through the town centre, with insights into landmarks, and the area’s political and cultural history.
Take this classic moorland walk from Haworth, a scenic drive westward through the Yorkshire countryside from Huddersfield.
Fizzy Lizard Play GymPerfect for a rainy day, this popular children’s play centre can be found in Huddersfield town centre.