Welcome to Huddersfield

Home of Rugby League, the world’s largest contemporary music festival and Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Huddersfield has a rich and varied history which may surprise you. This large market town is situated in West Yorkshire and has a lot to offer its residents and visitors.

History of Huddersfield

Huddersfield has a rich and vibrant history. The town was mentioned in the Domesday book although at that time it was known as Oderesfelt. It has been a market town since Anglo Saxon times. When the industrial revolution took place Huddersfield found prosperity with the textile trade, with the production of cottons, linens and wool.

Geography of Huddersfield

Huddersfield sits on the foothills of the Pennines, which are a range of hills and mountains in England, an is located on the valleys of the River Holmes and the River Colne.

Demographics of Huddersfield

There are approximately 120,000 people living in Huddersfield, of these around 30,000 are students in higher education.

Economy of Huddersfield

The economy of the area is reportedly worth 5.75 billion. There are plenty of jobs available in the town and surrounding areas and as a result of the this Huddersfield is one of the largest economies in the Leeds City Region

Transport in Huddersfield

There are good rail, road and bus links that link the town to other areas of the country. There is also a canal if you prefer to travel by narrow boat.

Schools and Education in Huddersfield

The university of Huddersfield and Kirklees College attract many students to the area. There are also ample secondary, primary and pre schools which makes the town a great place for families with children.

Arts and Culture in Huddersfield

The art gallery houses works from world renowned artists. There is a thriving music scene and lots of eye catching architecture. The train station, for example,  is a Grade 1 listed building which was built in 1850 in a Neoclassical style.

Things to do in Huddersfield

The John Smith’s stadium is a sports stadium which holds football matches for Huddersfield Town FC amongst many other sporting events. There are lots of places to shop, eat and enjoy leisure time.