Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the south Pennines, Huddersfield is perfectly located for anyone interested in making the most of the great outdoors. But this bustling market town, located halfway between Leeds and Manchester, has plenty of other strings to its bow. Huddersfield is known for its magnificent gems of Victorian architecture, many of which date back to the important role it played in the Industrial Revolution, and also boasts high-quality sport, theatre and a burgeoning craft brewing scene. Our range of Huddersfield hotels offer an ideal base for your stay whenever you come to visit.
Things to do in Huddersfield
In the heart of the town are Huddersfield’s three leading retail outlets, the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, the Packhorse Shopping Centre and the Piazza Shopping Centre, all conveniently located a short walk from our Huddersfield Central Hotel. The Kingsgate also has 650 car parking spaces - and don’t forget the popular Huddersfield Market, which has general markets every Monday, Thursday and Saturday and well as other specialist markets on other days.
It’s worth travelling to Huddersfield by train just to give yourself the opportunity of admiring the splendours of Huddersfield Railway Station. Built in the neoclassical style in the 1840s, the station is a grade-I listed building hailed by the poet Sir John Betjeman as the most splendid in England.
It’s the second busiest station in West Yorkshire after Leeds and is part of the busy TransPennine Express route between Manchester Victoria to the west and Leeds and Dewsbury to the east. There are also trains running on the Calder Valley Line, Huddersfield Line and Penistone Line while Huddersfield Bus Station also serves local routes via several bus operators as well as National Express and Megabus coaches.
The two nearest major airports to Huddersfield are Leeds Bradford Airport, just the other side of Leeds, and Manchester Airport. If you want to make the journey easier, book to stay at our Leeds Bradford Airport hotel or our Manchester Airport hotel before heading to Huddersfield.