Marsden is on the far end of Huddersfield, nearing the border of Greater Manchester. At the edge of the peak district, Marsden features sweeping hills, reservoirs, old textile mills, and an eloquent village full of life, it’s a great choice for a short getaway, to live, or for a day out.
Marsden has a real charm about it and a warmth that makes you feel at home. The large hills surrounding the village really do take your breath away and the people are welcoming and friendly. Whether you are looking for something to eat in the local restaurants, or the local pubs in Marsden after a long walk – it’s a great place to live and visit for the day.
There’s a real buzz about Marsden, from farmers working the fields, to new and exciting food and drink ventures. Whether you visit in the summer, or winter, this beautiful village will definitely open you up to the diverse nature of Huddersfield.
Marsden is a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts, thanks to its picturesque location. The village is surrounded by stunning moorland scenery and is home to a number of walking and cycling routes, including the Pennine Way and the Kirklees Way.
Don’t be surprised with the vast amount of sheep at Marsden. It’s a normal day when you see a sheep walking down the high-street, or slowing traffic down over the tops, on your way to Uppermill.
The Standedge Tunnel
One of the most notable landmarks in Marsden is the Standedge Tunnel, which is the longest, highest, and deepest canal tunnel in the United Kingdom. The tunnel runs for over three miles under the Pennines and is a popular attraction for tourists.
The village itself has a rich history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to the Bronze Age. Marsden also played an important role in the industrial revolution, with the construction of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in the late 1700s, which connected the village with Manchester and allowed goods to be transported across the Pennines.