Huddersfield is a welcoming, friendly town with a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and stunning scenery. With lots of festivals and events held each year, there is always something to experience here.
Huddersfield is located in the eastern foothills of the Pennines which extend into the moorlands of the South Pennines west of the town. It boasts stunning Victorian architecture including the Huddersfield railway station, a Grade I listed building described by John Betjeman as “the most splendid station façade in England”, second only to St Pancras, London.
It is an ideal place to study and live.
Did you know…
- that Yorkshire is England’s largest county?
- that Lonely Planet has voted Yorkshire as one of the world’s top destinations?
- that it has in fact long been home to more Michelin stars than any other county outside London?
- that Huddersfield was the birthplace of the late Prime Minister Harold Wilson?
- that Huddersfield was the birthplace of Rugby League?
Huddersfield’s shopping scene is home to international brands in department stores and high quality independent stores. The main shopping precinct of Kingsgate is filled with shops to suit any style and budget – House of Fraser, TK Maxx, Next, H&M, Marks & Spencer to name a few. Then there is the Packhorse Centre and The Piazza, Byram Arcade, Queensgate Market, Huddersfield Brook Street Market and Holmfirth Market, just in case you are still looking for that unique handcrafted gift to buy!
Things to do and see in Huddersfield
- Celebrate the end of a week enjoying the spectacular views from the top of Huddersfield’s historic landmark, Castle Hill and watch the sun go down
- Visit Huddersfield Art Gallery with your new friends and see art created by internationally renowned artists, such as L.S.Lowry, Henry Moore and Francis Bacon
- Take a history tour of the John Smith’s Stadium, enjoy a match or attend one of the many events that take place at this legendary football ground
- Attend a range of fantastic events at the Lawrence Batley Theatre from a family opera to classic theatrical performances, from jazz to films and comedy shows. There something for everyone
- Huddersfield has a great programme of festivals, concerts, and events that bring excitement and inspiration throughout the year
- Visit picturesque Holmfirth for museums and quirky shops for unique gifts, plus a stunning Christmas fair every year.
- Wander along the glorious paths and trails on a sunny day for a Yorkshire country adventure
- Feed the ducks in Greenhead Park, a 5 minute walk from Yorkshire English School, the perfect place to relax and maybe enjoy a light lunch at one of the two excellent eateries both with disabled access and toilets