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Huddersfield

England

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Huddersfield

Known for Friendly People, Sports and Historical Buildings

Huddersfield is a true Yorkshire town, full of surprising qualities, strong traditions, shopping and exciting festivals.  

How do you get to Huddersfield?

Set on the edge of the wonderful scenery of the Peak District National Park and South Pennines, whatever your reason for visiting Huddersfield – be it work or leisure – you will enjoy your stay spending time discovering this beautiful area.

Accommodation in Huddersfield West Yorkshire caters for all, from fully integrated backpacker’s barns in the Yorkshire countryside to top class accommodation. Alternatively if its spa boutique hotels you seek then look to West Yorkshires city hotel’s. Head to the countryside for your more down to earth family run guest houses.

Greenhead Park is the perfect venue for a family picnic on a sunny day. With a miniature railway operating in peak season, alongside live music, sports and other activities, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

One of Huddersfield’s most popular attractions, Castle Hill, offers spectacular views over the whole of the surrounding area. Well worth the trek for the rewarding views at the end.

When in Huddersfield take the opportunity to get out and explore the wide open countryside that makes West Yorkshire the perfect getaway from city life. With a selection of walking routes to choose from let that inner rambler escape and enjoy what the Yorkshire countryside has to offer.

Leeds and Bradford are West Yorkshire’s two adjoining cities both founded in the midst of the industrial revolution. These cities are now prime tourist destinations with museums, galleries and, of course, popular restaurants and bars all contributing to their appeal.

While in Leeds visit the local Kirkgate Market, believed to be the largest covered market in Europe with over 800 traders. Selling everything, from exotic food to fashion fabrics, it makes for an alternative experience compared to the normal shopping trip.

Explore Yorkshire Culture

If you enjoy museums and are keen to learn more of the history and culture of West Yorkshire then you will not be disappointed with a visit to the many museums in the area. Museums include The Royal Armouries in Leeds, National Media Museum in Bradford and the fantastic National Coal Mining Museum. Situated in Overton, the National Coal Mining Museum is a fantastic day out, with numerous outbuildings to explore and interactive exhibitions that bring the whole mining story to life.

Take the family to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, a great day out for all. The site itself is spacious with plenty of wide open space for children to play in and a range of walking trails to choose from.

Bradford is recognised as the curry capital of Britain, and there is only one thing on the menu that you must try when in Bradford. Bradford itself has a distinct and flourishing arts scene, with Bradford said to be the world’s first UNESCO City of Film. If you can squeeze a theatre visit into your trip you will not be disappointed.

Things to do in Huddersfield

Cheer on soccer players during an exhilarating match and tour this 75,000-capacity stadium, home to one of Britain’s greatest soccer teams.