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Welcome to Huddersfield! A vibrant and diverse town in the heart of West Yorkshire.

The town has a rich history, and you can explore this through its many heritage sites, such as Castle Hill and the Tolson Museum. And if you’re looking for culture, you won’t be disappointed. Huddersfield has an abundance of theatres, art galleries, and music venues, with events taking place throughout the year.

The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District, and Lake District. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy including walking, cycling, or fishing. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try a spot of rock-climbing?

Whether you’re looking for a day out or a longer stay, Huddersfield is the perfect place!

Welcome To Huddersfield

Huddersfield is known for its welcoming atmosphere, friendly people, and its wonderful array of attractions. From the stunning parks to the bustling cafes, theres something for everyone. Its no wonder that Huddersfield is an increasingly popular destination for tourists, locals, and newcomers alike.

Welcome To Huddersfield
Welcome To Huddersfield
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Key Facts & Figures

There is more to Huddersfield than you think! Did you know the following….?

There are over 200 listed buildings in the area

There are over 200 listed buildings in the area

10th largest town in the United Kingdom

10th largest town in the United Kingdom

Birthplace of many notable figures

Birthplace of many notable figures

Two of the rarest cars in the world are parked here in Huddersfield

Two of the rarest cars in the world are parked here in Huddersfield

Rugby League was founded here back in 1895

Rugby League was founded here back in 1895

One quarter of Huddersfield’s 120,000 population are students

One quarter of Huddersfield’s 120,000 population are students

Home to one of the UK’s leading choral societies, dating back to 1836

Home to one of the UK’s leading choral societies, dating back to 1836

Home of the UK’s largest festival of new and experimental music

Home of the UK’s largest festival of new and experimental music

There are over 200 listed buildings in the area

There are over 200 listed buildings in the area

10th largest town in the United Kingdom

10th largest town in the United Kingdom

Birthplace of many notable figures

Birthplace of many notable figures

Two of the rarest cars in the world are parked here in Huddersfield

Two of the rarest cars in the world are parked here in Huddersfield

Rugby League was founded here back in 1895

Rugby League was founded here back in 1895

One quarter of Huddersfield’s 120,000 population are students

One quarter of Huddersfield’s 120,000 population are students

Home to one of the UK’s leading choral societies, dating back to 1836

Home to one of the UK’s leading choral societies, dating back to 1836

Home of the UK’s largest festival of new and experimental music

Home of the UK’s largest festival of new and experimental music

Sports In Huddersfield

Sports In Huddersfield


Huddersfield has a long and proud history of sports. It is home to two professional football teams – Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Giants.

Huddersfield is a great place for sports enthusiasts, with a wide range of activities available.

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Education In Huddersfield


Huddersfield University is an outstanding university, drawing students in from across the world. There is a huge student population in Huddersfield itself, making it a friendly and sociable environment.

There are a range of fantastic courses available, why not check it out today and invest in your future?

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Looking for somewhere to stay in Huddersfield?

Looking for somewhere to stay in Huddersfield?

Huddersfield's History

A Town Through Time

The town quickly grew in importance, becoming a centre for the wool trade and a manufacturing hub for textiles.

This industry was responsible for the town‘s economic growth and expansion in the 19th century. The town‘s population grew from 4,000 in 1801 to over 30,000 by the end of the century.

In 1868, Huddersfield was given the status of a municipal borough.

Huddersfield's History

Today, Huddersfield remains an important centre for the textiles industry, although it has diversified into other industries such as engineering, technology, and retail.

It is home to a number of notable landmarks, including its stunning Victorian architecture, the Huddersfield Town Hall, and Huddersfield Train Station.

Huddersfield's Future

Museum Of Huddersfield

The Regeneration Plan

Huddersfield Council has a ten year plan, spanning over £200m for the Cultural Heart scheme, their vision is to create a thriving, modern-day town centre.

Councillor Graham Turner, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “This is an important milestone for Huddersfield and the wider Kirklees district.

“A huge amount of work has gone into getting us to this stage and we look forward to people viewing the final plans and designs.

“We are extremely confident in our business case for the project. This is a game changing scheme that will provide a huge boost to our region and local economy, giving people many more reasons to visit and stay in Huddersfield town centre.”

Image: The Cultural Heart regeneration scheme has been designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Did You Know?

Huddersfield is sometimes said to have once had more Rolls Royce owners per head of population than anywhere else in Britain. Others claim more than anywhere else in the entire world!

If you‘re looking for a great place to visit and explore, then you should definitely consider Huddersfield. Located in West Yorkshire, this small town offers something for everyone.

From the historic architecture and attractions to the thriving independent businesses and great nightlife, Huddersfield is an ideal place to visit and explore. One of the best things about Huddersfield is its historical architecture. The town has a number of stunning buildings and monuments.

All of these make Huddersfield a great destination for those who appreciate history and architecture.

Another great thing about Huddersfield is its thriving independent businesses. There are a number of independent stores, cafes and restaurants in the town centre, meaning you can easily find something to suit every taste. You can also find a great selection of street food around the town, as well as a selection of pubs and bars to suit all budgets.

Finally, Huddersfield is a great place for nightlife. There are a range of bars and clubs for all kinds of music, and theres even a cinema for film lovers. There are also a number of theatres and performance spaces for those who prefer the theatre or live music.

All in all, Huddersfield is a great place to visit and explore. It has something for everyone, from the beautiful architecture and attractions to the thriving independent businesses and great nightlife. Whether youre looking for a day out or a longer stay, Huddersfield is the perfect place to go.

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