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1. History of Huddersfield
Huddersfield has many Victorian buildings, including 1,660 listed buildings. The Town Hall was built in two stages between 1875 and 1881. Other Victorian buildings include the Railway Station frontage. Much of Huddersfield's original growth and prosperity was centred around the former Lords of the Manor - the Ramsden family. The town’s Castle Hill is a scheduled ancient monum...Read more
2. Now in Huddersfield
Huddersfield is a traditional Yorkshire town with a strong heritage but also manages to be very contemporary. The town has a strong creative image and has many arts spaces and festivals. The University of Huddersfield has a large role to play in the town’s identity today, with over 23,000 students. The Galpharm Stadium is a commercial, sports and leisure complex that was buil...Read more
3. Events in Huddersfield
There are many annual events and festivals taking place in Huddersfield. The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is an event that celebrates new and experimental music. Mrs Sunderland’s Music Festival is for music and speech, and includes competitions. The town’s Festival of Light includes a variety of events spread over four days and attracts thousands of visitors. Th...Read more
4. Attractions in Huddersfield
Huddersfield Art Gallery has a collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by internationally renowned artists such as L.S. Lowry, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore as well as work by local artists. Exhibitions, events and activities also take place at the gallery. The Tolson Museum is situated in a Victorian mansion and has many collections ranging from toys and dolls to scie...Read more
5. Things To Do in Huddersfield
Guided tours of the Galpharm Stadium are available most days and include a visit to the Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Giants dressing rooms as well as the boardroom and the directors’ VIP seating. Huddersfield and the surrounding area are popular with walkers and there are guided and organised walks on offer in and around the town, taking in the historic buildings or the...Read more
6. Business in Huddersfield
The Kingsgate shopping centre is an indoor centre featuring many high street shops. Byram Arcade is a Victorian arcade housing many independent retailers. King Street is the area of the town to head to for evening entertainment. Huddersfield Market is in the Victorian Quarter of the town centre and includes indoor and outdoor sections. General markets are held on Monday, Thursd...Read more
7. Transport in Huddersfield
Huddersfield is situated close to the M1 and the M62 motorways. The main A-roads serving the town are the A629 and the A58. Huddersfield Railway Station is in the town’s St George’s Square and has three main lines with direct links to towns and cities in the region. Huddersfield Bus Station is in Upperhead Row and has services to major locations in the area.
8. Entertainment in Huddersfield
The Lawrence Batley Theatre offers a varied programme of entertainment including opera, comedy, dance and theatre. CragRats theatre, on the outskirts of Huddersfield in Holmfirth, is a small venue offering drama, dance, comedy and music. The Mikron Theatre Company is a small, touring group based in Huddersfield. The town’s Media Centre has events, exhibitions and film nights ...Read more
9. Famous Landmarks in Huddersfield
Victoria Tower, on Castle Hill, dominates the landscape and is a scheduled ancient monument.
10. Interesting Facts about Huddersfield
Castle Hill has a New Zealand wine named after it, featuring a picture of Victoria Tower on the label.
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01 July 2013 - 31 July 2013
This colourful event takes place in July and involves a parade of elaborate costumes that usually leaves the Hudawi Centre around 1pm and moves through the town centre. The event is organised by a team of volunteers from the local community and is supported by the cult ...more
13 April 2013 - 04 April 2018
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01 December 2012 - 31 December 2012
The Festival of Light takes place every December in St George’s Square in the town centre for four days. The event in 2010 attracted more than 25,000 visitors over the course of the weekend. The main show of the festival takes place on the Friday and Saturday evenin ...more
01 August 2013 - 31 August 2013
This festival began in 2000 and takes place over four days in August in St George’s Square in the town centre. All events are free and the festival aims to provide something for everyone, with local and regional fresh produce stalls, cooked food, free cookery demonst ...more
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