is located near the edge of the Peak District National Park
and the South Pennines. Recognised as the largest town in
Europe, it grew with the textile industry and its prosperity
during the Industrial Revolution is reflected in the town's
splendid Victorian architecture.
the town still exports fine woollen worsteds all over the
The Tolson Memorial Museum and the
Colne Valley Museum provide an intriguing glimpse into
the history of Huddersfield and the lives of its inhabitants.
viistor attractions for tourists include the Huddersfield
Art Gallery, the Lawrence Batley Theatre and two concert halls.
Today the multi-cultural town is a popular shopping centre
with intimate lanes and arcades, an open market and pedestrianised
areas with up-to-date shopping areas.
a university at its heart the town also boasts a great nightlife.
the skyline of Huddersfield is Castle Hill, inhabited since
the Stone Age and crowned by the Victoria Tower (built in
1898/9). From the tower there are panoramic views of Huddersfield
and the surrounding countryside.
are many canal walks around the town. The Huddersfield Broad
Canal, a cruising waterway with links to the national network,
has its terminus at Apsley Basin and also running from here
is the Hudderfield Narrow Canal (the shortest Trans-Pennine
route), which is currently being restored.
transport attraction is the Kirklees
Light Railway, a narrow-gauge line running through the
picturesque South Pennines from Clayton West to Shelley.
are several fine parks in the town and the Colne and Holne
Valley provides some ruggedly beautiful scenery for walking
was the birthplace of Rugby League and sport still plays an
important role in the life of the town. The famous Alfred
McAlpine Stadium, opened in 1995, is home to both Huddersfield
Town FC and Huddersfield Giants Rugby League Club.