Travelling around Huddersfield
Situated near the confluence of the River Colne and River Holme, on the edge of the Pennine Hills, Huddersfield is a large market town in West Yorkshire, close to Leeds and not far from Manchester.
Huddersfield – the birthplace of Harold Wilson and rugby league – is packed to the brim with Victorian architecture. Its railway station is a magnificent Grade I listed building.
Huddersfield has excellent road and rail links. Arriva bus services operate in the area, with routes into Leeds and nearby towns, such as Dewsbury, Birstall and Mirfield.
The history of Huddersfield goes back to Roman times. One of the town’s most prominent landmarks – Castle Hill – was the site of an Iron Age fort. Like many other towns in Yorkshire, Huddersfield made a name for itself in the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution. The town’s chemical and engineering industries, which evolved in order to support the textile industry, remain strong employers today.