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Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
Huddersfield is best seen from the top of Castle Hill that stands 1,000ft over the town and has been occupied as a defensive structure since the stone age. The town itself developed as a centre for the wool textile industry in the 18th century – its wealth reflected in the grand Victorian buildings in the town centre - probably the best example being the railway station that opened in 1850. It’s a university town with many independent shops serving the students, as well as the popular outdoor market. It also makes an excellent base for discovering both the Colne and Holme valleys.

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Population
150,000
Must See
St George's Square, Town Hall, Market
Attractions
St George's Square , Town Hall , Huddersfield Open Market , Art Gallery , Tolson Museum , St Peter's Parish Church , Greenhead Park , Canal Basin
Market Day
Open Market: Mon, Thurs, Sat. Used: Tues, Sat.
Shops
Wide Variety High Street
Live!
University, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Town Hall
Sport
Rugby
Tourist info Centre
Huddersfield Library, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SU
Direct Access
Rail station. Bus station. Central car parking.
1hr Town Walk
Overview
A circular walk that includes St George's Square, the Market, Town Hall and historic core.
Video Features
See exclusive content of Castle Hill.

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Diary

March
Huddersfield Literature Festival
Huddersfield Literature Festival

Week long event held in mid-March. Poetry, authors, readings, events.

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July
Huddersfield Carnival
Huddersfield Carnival

Usually held on the second weekend in July. Parade, arts, music and events around the town centre. Family event.

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August
Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival
Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival

Three day event held in mid-August at St George's Square. Stalls, cookery workshops and entertainment. For all the family.

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November
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

International festival with performers and composers including minimalist, classical, jazz and experimental music. 10 day event held in mid November.

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December
Huddersfield Festival of Light
Huddersfield Festival of Light

Four day event held in the first week of December. Evening event (7:30pm) with street theatre, music and spectacular performances from international artists. Family event.

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