Holmfirth Travel Guide

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Holmfirth Things to Do

  • Summer Wine Shop and Museum

    As you cross the bridge near the market you get your first view of the block of houses where Nora Batty used to live in Last of the Summer Wine.Today is a tea shop and also a Last of the Summer Wine shop and exhibition centre. The website link has details.

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  • Sids Cafe

    Sids Cafe was featured heavily in Last of the Summer Wine and today you can visit the cafe where the old stars of the series once sat for hours drinking tea.Today it is still a cafe and also has a range of Last of the Summer Wine souveniers.

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  • The Picturedrome

    Originally, the Picturedrome was known as the Holme Valley Theatre and was opened on Easter Monday, March 1st 1913. Amazingly, the original plan of the theatre (which was actually designed as a cinema) seated 1040 people; 240 in the balcony and 800 downstairs. The old projector box was actually positioned outside the cinema, while electricity for...

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  • Tourist Information Centre

    Holmfirth Tourist Information Centre is in the heart of the village on the main road. There is a good range of literature on display and other items for sale such as books, DVDs, clothes etc. Opening times Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm, Sat: 10.00am - 5.00pm, Sun: 11.00am - 4.00pm.

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  • Summer Wine bus tour

    This tour around the Holmfirth area shows you where many of the houses or places used in Last of the Summer Wine were filmed.The tour costs £8.00 for adults and £4 for children and lasts 45 minutes. There is a special bus stop near Sids Cafe and a sign on the stp tells you when the next tour leaves.

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  • River Holme

    The Holme flows through Holmfirth and is a fast flowing small river especially near the bus station.There are a number of instances when flooding has occurred in the Holme Valley affecting Holmfirth and other settlements in the valley. The earliest recorded Holmfirth Flood was in 1738 and the most recent was 1944. The most severe flood occurred...

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  • Holy Trinity Church

    The beautiful church that stands amongst the old houses on the steeper part of the town is Holy Trinity.The church was built in 1778.

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  • Victoria Park

    This was the site of Yateholme Farm and there was a farm on the site from the 8th century. Now a pleasant park with a childrens play area and seating from where you can sit and watch the village below. Quite a steep climb up from the main road and there is an entrance near the Tourist Office.Compo, Clegg and others in Last of the Summer Wine have...

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  • Last of the Summer Wine Exhibition

    Situated in the house that is Compo's house (and later Alvins) in the series is a great Ehibition, the front room of the house contains many artifacts used in the filming over the last 30years and was designed by Bill Owen (Compo). The other two rooms are not as interesting artifact wise but contain a lot of information as well as a tv with a...

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  • Sid's Cafe

    You can call into the world famous Sids Cafe from Last of the Summer Wine for a drink and a bite to eat or just take a Photo or two like we did.

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  • The Picturdrome

    Originally, the Picturedrome was known as the Holme Valley Theatre and was opened on Easter Monday, March 1st 1913. The original plan of the theatre (which was actually designed as a cinema) seated 1040 people; 240 in the balcony and 800 downstairs. The old projector box was actually positioned outside the cinema, while electricity for lighting was...

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  • The Wrinkled Stocking Tea Room

    The Wrinkled Stocking Tea room is a tribute to Nora Batty who was forever fighting off the affections of Compo in the hit TV series 'The Last of the Summer Wine'. The steps leading up to the cafe feature often in the series with Nora Batty very often yelling at the wickedly funny Compo. If you're wondering about the name of the cafe, well it's...

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Holmfirth Restaurants

  • LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE

    I visited Sid’s café on a recent trip to Holmfirth. A typical northern (non-chain) café serving tea, coffee (it doesn’t do latte) and light snacks. The décor is devoted to “last of the summer wine” a Yorkshire television sit-com. Pictures of “Nora Batty, Compo and other members of the show adorn the walls and they have a small selection of...

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  • Nice Tea Room

    The Wrinkled Stocking Tea Room is owned by the same people that run the Last of the Summer Wine Shop and Museum, It's a nice place to call in (as we did) just for a tea or coffee or something to eat.They have a nice menu and the food i saw looked really nice.

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Holmfirth Transportation

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    by Britannia2 Written Jul 22, 2012

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    Holmfirth has exceptionally good bus links with surrounding towns and buses arrive and depart from a small bus station near the theatre. There is an electronic message indicator board to advise passengers of next departures.
    The main route is from Huddersfield where the nearest rail link is and services 308 and 312 cover these journeys.
    You can also make bus journeys to Penistone, Wakefield, Slaithwaite and Glossop and a car is not essential in this area.
    Metro passes for Metro area buses in West Yorkshire can be purchased at the nearby post office.

    Buses in the bus station Bus to Huddersfield
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Holmfirth Shopping

  • Famous photographers shop

    Ashley Jackson is well known in Yorkshire mainly due to his TV work on local TV. He has a very distinctive watercolour style of brooding moorlands that are synonymous with the area.You can see and buy his work at his gallery in Holmfirth.

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  • The market

    We visited the Saturday food and craft market and I think this is possibly one of the best I have seen - it certainly rivals Greenwich Market which has always been a favourite.As the photo shows the market is very clean and presentable and there were some wonderful items to buy - food scented soap for example and many other crafts.Thursday is the...

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