Huddersfield is a large market town within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England, situated halfway between Leeds and Manchester. It lies 190 miles (310km) north of London, and 10.3 miles (16.6km) south of Bradford, the nearest city.
|Huddersfield Railway Station.|
Huddersfield is near the confluence of the River Colne and the River Holme. Located within the historic county boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire, according to the 2001 Census it was the tenth largest town in the UK and with a total resident population of 146,234. It is the largest urban area in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and the administrative centre of the borough. The town is well known for its important role in the Industrial Revolution, the birthplace of rugby league and for being the birthplace of the late British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Huddersfield today is a town of higher education, the media and sports, being home to the rugby league team, Huddersfield Giants, founded in 1895, who currently play in the European Super League, and football League One football team Huddersfield Town F.C., founded in 1908. The town is home to the University of Huddersfield and the sixth form colleges Greenhead College, Kirklees College and Huddersfield New College.
Huddersfield is a town of Victorian architecture. Huddersfield railway station is a Grade 1 listed building and was described by John Betjeman as 'the most splendid station facade in England' second only to St Pancras, London. The station stands in St George's Square and has been given a £1 million makeover and subsequently won the Europa Nostra award for European architecture.
One of the newest malls in Huddersfield is the Kingsgate Shopping Centre. Several big-name stores are located here, such as T K Maxx and House of Fraser. Here you can find just about everything you need, from this season's latest collections to footwear, gifts, music and books.
|The George Hotel, St George's Square.|
As you leave Huddersfield railway station, the building on your left is the George Hotel. It is an elegant Grade II listed Victorian 3-star hotel which has been sympathetically modernised over the years yet still retains its Victorian craftmanship, elegance and charm.
|The Piazza Shopping Centre, Huddersfield.|
The Piazza Shopping Centre is a retail environment with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. There are 35 stores which should cater for most people whatever their tastes in fashion or food are. The Piazza organises regular promotions and events with a diverse summer entertainment programme and seasonal promotions and giveaways which build up to the Christmas atmosphere with hot roasted chestnuts and free punch.
|Aspley Wharf Marina, Huddersfield.|
Aspley Marina is conveniently positioned at the point where the Broad and Narrow canals meet near the centre of town. It has moorings and facilities for thirty plus narrow boats and there is a chandlery shop for all your boating needs. Nearby is the Aspley restaurant where you can get a drink and a meal and sit and watch all the boating activities.
|The Gapharm Stadium, Huddersfield.|
The Galpharm Stadium is a sports and leisure complex, the focal point of the 51 acre site is the 24,500 seat stadium which is home to two of the most recognised sports clubs in England. The stadium also boasts an impressive range of facilities which are available for use throughout the year including the purpose built Business and Conference Centre, Community Health and Leisure Pod, a 30 bay golf driving range, 9 screen cinema and restaurant and bar facilities.
|The Odeon multiplex cinema (formerly UCI).|
|Huddersfield Town Hall.|
The Town Hall is an impressive building in the heart of Huddersfield and welcomes everyone to its concerts, events, functions and meetings. Within the Town Hall is a spectacular concert hall which seats up to 1,200 people and hosts numerous events ranging from classical to comedy and from choral to community events. The hall has a wide variety of meeting and function rooms which can be used for small meetings to large public events including conferences and weddings.
|Byram Shopping Arcade, Huddersfield.|
Byram Arcade, is a haven for independent shopping, is the town's oldest Victorian arcade. Spread over three floors, it is in the heart of the town centre and home to specialist shops selling homewares, fashion, vintage, arts, crafts, and gifts, plus several cafes and restaurants.
|Huddersfield's Open Market.|
Huddersfield Market is partly open and partly housed beneath a magnificently restored Victorian cast iron and glass roof canopy. The impressive Grade 2 listed canopy provides a high degree of weather protection for the hundreds of shoppers who visit the market every week. The well stocked stalls offers everything you need from fabrics to fashion, hardware and household goods.
|St George's Square, Huddersfield.|
The recent redevelopment work at St George's Square has created an attractive open space for events. The impressive lighting, large water cascade and eight jet fountains are proving a big hit with locals and visitors alike. The square is located right in front of Huddersfield's railway station and brings together key transport facilities (bus, train and taxi) in one convenient location.
|Huddersfield town centre (from Castle Hill).|
|Huddersfield is 10.3 miles south of Bradford.|
|An aerial view of Huddersfield town centre.|
|Huddersfield lies 190 miles (310km) north of London.|