Huddersfield Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by alyf1961
  • Things to Do
    by alyf1961
  • Things to Do
    by alyf1961

Huddersfield Things to Do

  • TRAIN STATION CLOCK

    Huddersfield railway station was built between 1846-1850. The clock was installed by Wm Potts and sons of Leeds in 1899. Potts clocks can be seen all over the country.POTTS CLOCKS

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  • HUDDERSFIELD PARISH CHURCH

    CHURCH OF ENGLANDThe church is dedicated to St Peter, the patron saint of many causes including bakers, butchers and fishermen.There has been a parish church on this site for over 1,000 years. The first church was built by the De Lacy family who were prominent land owners in Yorkshire. The church that stands here today is the third to be built on...

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  • ST GEORGES SQUARE

    Sitting in front of the magnificent railway station, St George’s square is pedestrianized and is a favourite place for locals to have their lunch during the week on a nice day (yes we do have them sometimes).

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  • RAILWAY STATION

    The Railway station was designed by James Piggott of York. It was built between 1846 and 1850 by Joseph Kaye. It is a beautiful, neo-classical building and shows off the wealth that Huddersfield enjoyed in the Victorian period due to the cloth that was produced here.

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  • CASTLE HILL

    Castle hill is 1,000 feet high. It was used as a defence as far back as the stone age, tools and pottery from 2000 BC have been discovered here.An iron-age fort was built on the hill around 600 BC.In 1147 the Normans built a Motte and Bailey Castle here. (The Motte is the hill part of the Castle, the Bailey is an enclosed courtyard with a...

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  • HAROLD WILSON

    A statue of Harold Wilson stands outside the Railway station. Harold was born in Huddersfield in 1916. He spent his childhood years in the town and he was a supporter of the local football team, Huddersfield town. Harold was a Congregationalist as was Herbert Asquith, another British prime minister who also spent part of his childhood in...

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  • St Georges Square

    Huddersfield is notable for its abundance of fine Victorian architecture. It has the third highest number of listed buildings of any town or city in the UK but as I have noted already for every grand Victorian building there is an horrendous one. St Georges Square is impressive at a first glance but look at the buildings in the square - half seem...

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  • Library and Art Gallery

    An impressive building dating from 1940 - closed on the Sunday we visited and so I cannot give an opinion the the art gallery.The then Central Library was opened on April 15, 1940 by the Mayor Alderman Norman Crossley. The first book to be borrowed, Phyllis Bentley's "Take Courage", was issued to the wife of Alderman Smailes.

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  • The Railway Station

    Even if you are not catching a train it is worth taking a look at what is Englands second most impressive railway station (after St Pancras in London).Designed by the architect James Pigott Pritchett and built by the firm of Joseph Kaye in 1846–50 using the neo-classical style, the station is well known in architectural circles for its classical...

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  • The Town Hall

    The building was designed by John H. Abbey and was built in two stages between 1875 and 1881. The first section of the building opened on 26 June 1878, comprising the Mayor's Parlour, Council Chamber, Reception Room and a variety of municipal offices including the Sanitary Inspector, Inspector of Weights and Measures, Medical Officer, Town Clerk,...

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  • Rugby League Heritage Centre

    I am not interested in Rugby League but include this for anyone who is - a heritage centre in the George Hotel.The sport of Rugby League was created in 1895 at The George Hotel in Huddersfield. The Gillette Rugby League Heritage Centre is a collection of rare memorabilia, ancient caps and jerseys, valuable medals and trophies, old programmes and...

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  • Harold Wilson statue

    Harold Wilson was an English primeminister in the 1960s and came from Huddersfield - he never lost his Yorkshire accent despite living in London for most of his life.He was born in the town in 1916 and died in 1995. This statue was unveiled by the then primeminster , Tony Blair in 1999 - he was accompanied by Lady Wilson. The sculptor was Ian...

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  • The Market Cross

    Until the late 18th century Huddersfield was little more than a village winding along what is now the axis of Eastgate and Westgate and it was surrounded by fields.The centre of the village was the market and some years earlier (shortly after a charter granting the right to hold a market was given in 1671) the Market Cross was built. It bears the...

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  • Aspley Marina

    If you would like to spend time watching canal boats pass through the town , or as they stop to re-fuel or take on supplies, Aspley Marina is a good place to do this.Huddersfield lies on the Huddersfield Narrow and this links to other river and canals in the area.The marina is next to Sainsburys and easy to find. There is also a pub/restaurant, The...

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  • Castle Hill and Victoria Tower

    The history of human activity on the hill goes back over 4000 years. The site was developed as an iron age hill fort, surrounded by defensive ditches and ramparts. In the Middle Ages there was a castle on the hill, of which the well remains. The present tower was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee of 1897.Perched on Castle Hill,...

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  • Railway Station & St George's Square

    Railway StationHuddersfield Railway Station won praise for its neoclassical architectural facade. The station was designed by James Piggott Pritchett and was built in 1850. There are two pubs at the station, 'The Head of Steam' and 'The King's Head' which can be accessed from platform 1.St George's SquareBuilt in 1859 following the opening of the...

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  • The Pennines

    These were taken from the train as we were passing through West Yorkshire. If you like peace and quiet and the chance to take long walks in the countryside, then you might just like it here.

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  • Huddersfield Open Market

    This market is open at weekends. I went in for a look - not much really, the usual junk of old vinyl records, pictures, books, clothes not even your gran would wear, but it killed half an hour anyway :)

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Huddersfield Hotels

Huddersfield Restaurants

  • WETHERSPOONS

    The Lord Wilson is a Wetherspoons pub in Huddersfield. A modern pub in the Lloyds group. This pub opened in 2002 and is named after Lord Harold Wilson, a British Prime Minister, who was born and raised in Huddersfield. The hot dogs are amazing and massive.

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  • WETHERSPOONS IN BRIGHOUSE

    A Wetherspoons pub in Brighouse. The Richard Oastler was originally a Methodist church. The ambience inside is amazing. The top layer of this very light and airy building has a beautiful organ and wooden pews. MIXED GRILL

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  • TRADITIONAL YORKSHIRE CAFE

    There are four Merrie England coffeeshops in Huddersfield. Serving traditional British snack food such as hot beef sandwiches, bacon sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and apple pie with cream.The Merrie England chain has been open for nearly 40 years and the theme of the coffee shops is Olde England. HOT BEEF SANDWICHES

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  • BRITAINS FAVOURITE COFFEE SHOP

    I'm on a mission to visit every Costa coffee (also Starbucks) in the UK. Its a tough task but somebody's got to do it.I had breakfast here on a day trip to Oldham (more Costa coffee)I also visited Uppermill on Saddleworth moor(unfortunately no Costa here) I had a medium Latte and a cheese and ham toastie.......delicious

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  • Smart eatery

    Very smart decor. Only gripe I would have is that I went in cos I saw this beautifully described honey and barbeque-glazed duck in the menu posted up in the window, but it was not on the menu given inside. Pity, cos I looooooooove duck! :) Delicious - I had salmon and crab cakes for starters, thai chicken curry for the main and of course, a...

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  • DELICIOUS

    The cherry tree is a typical Wetherspoons restaurant. The food is nice and the service quite quick. My favourite is the mixed grill. My favourite drink is a Pimms.

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Huddersfield Nightlife

  • The theatre

    A theatre that actually looks like a large house - closed on the day we visisted but the website has relevant details.

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  • Shout and Johnny's

    They are the two main nightclubs in Huddersfield. Shout looks great from the outside - red carpet, drag queens, lots of glitter, but it was just my luck that my hotel room was right across from it :-(

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Huddersfield Transportation

  • North West Rover

    Unlimited rail travel on one ticket that covers the north west of England from Huddersfield station. Extreme limits included are the Wirral, Southport, Lockerbie (in Scotland!) and Leeds. The website has full details. Very good value but not valid before 8.45 Monday to Friday and not valid on Virgin East Coast to Skipton / Leeds / Bradford route -...

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  • North East Rover

    This ticket is available for travel from Huddersfield station. It gives unlimited travel over 197 miles of travel from Retford to Berwick on Tweed.Bounded by Newcastle - Carlisle - Settle - Bradford (both stations) - Halifax - HUDDERSFIELD - Sheffield - Retford - Cleethorpes and the North Sea coast plus Newcastle - Berwick on Tweed.Only for travel...

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  • Transpennine Express

    Huddersfield is well connected to the main towns and cities in the UK, with direct connections to Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Scarborough and Bradford.The journey between Manchester and Huddersfield across the Pennine mountain range is very scenic. (£15 rtn Manchester Airport to Huddersfield)

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Huddersfield Tourist Traps

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    by sbeever Written May 10, 2005

    Its really not that great a musuem and its you're an animal lover beware as there is a whole gallery of stuffed animals and birds which to be honest is pretty freaky.

    Fun Alternatives: Go to Greenhead park instead its the other direction out of town and is a large, green and pretty place great on lazy summers days.

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Huddersfield Off The Beaten Path

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    by sbeever Written May 10, 2005

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    Should you ever want to go to Huddersfield you must take a take on a clear day up to the top of castle hill. You can see it from the town centre and its next to a village called Almondbury. Its the highest point in the area so you can see villages for miles around.

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