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.
No trip to Huddersfield is complete without a trip to Kirklees Light Railway. Climb aboard one of Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains and take in the stunning views as you pass through the South Pennines.
For more outdoor activities, Beaumont Park has several hidden tunnels, as well as nature trails, a bandstand, playground and visitor centre. There are even castle ruins to explore – perfect for curious little ones. Greenhead Park is another great outdoor space, with a duck pond, play area and a couple of cafés. The park has been popular with the people of Huddersfield for more than 130 years.
If you’re after some retail therapy, you won’t have to go far. For high street brands, head to Kingsgate Shopping Centre, where you’ll find many well-known names under one roof. Or for something a bit quirky, try Byram Arcade. Spread over three floors, you’ll find both independent and specialist stores, as well as several restaurants and cafés.
When it comes to eating, there’s plenty of choice. Try the Northern Tea House for industrial-vintage fusion and a huge selection of loose-leaf teas. Or head to one of Huddersfield’s traditional pubs for some conventional pub grub. In the evening, there’s something for everyone, from a quiet pint to cocktails with friends, or you can dance the night away instead.