Other towns close to Huddersfield
Huddersfield is connected to the motorway network via the M1 and M62, with the M62 about 4kms from the town and accessed via junctions 23, 24 and 25. The M1 is about 10 miles east of the town. The main A-roads around Huddersfield are the A62 Leeds Road, A641 Bradford Road, A629 Halifax Road, A640 New Hey Road and the A62 Manchester Road.
Huddersfield’s railway station supplies a very full local and regional rail service. For London passengers there is a change at Manchester Piccadilly, Leeds, Wakefield Westgate or Mirfield. There is an express Metro service to Dewsbury, Leeds and Manchester and regular services to Manchester Airport as well as Darlington, Hull, Liverpool and many other major cities operated by TransPennine Express. Northern services operate to Barnsley, Bradford, and Sheffield to name a few.
Huddersfield’s bus station is the busiest in West Yorkshire with almost 35,000 people daily coming through its doors. There are many operators supplying bus routes through Huddersfield and beyond. First Calderdale & Huddersfield provide most local services and some further afield. Arriva Yorkshire have services to Dewsbury and Leeds. Many services are subsidised by Metro.
Things to do
The town has many Victorian buildings including the railway station, being Grade I Listed with award-winning architecture. The town has the 3rd highest number of listed buildings of any town or city in the country one of which is Castle Hill’s Victoria Tower is visible for miles.
Huddersfield Narrow Canal runs from Ashton under Lyne through Pennine moorland to Huddersfield, enjoy a walk along the paths or a canal boat cruise. Take in the Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre and a trip through one of Britain’s longest tunnels on the canal network.
Take in a show at the celebrated Lawrence Batley Theatre in the town centre, hosting an inspiring programme of events throughout the year. There is a brilliant selection of 20th Century British art at Huddersfield’s Art Gallery. Huddersfield is awash with things to do, having theatres, galleries, museums and cinemas to while away the hours. The town has many festivals in its calendar from food and drink festival, literature festival and contemporary music event to December’s Festival of Light.
For shopping, Huddersfield has the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, housing many high street stores and cafes as well as many individual boutiques and independent shops within the town alongside it’s colourful open market. For food and drink Huddersfield caters to all tastes and affordability with bars, pubs and nightclubs as well as cafes, takeaways, fast food eateries and restaurants.