Areas of interest in Huddersfield
The Market Hall
The two entrances lead from the Piazza into this bustling general market where all kinds of bargains can be found. The white tent like structure is a recent addition to the scene. Proceed under the canopy to a wide passage and down a flight of steps to the balcony. (Almost straight ahead, on the other side of the ring road, you can see St Paul’s church which now belongs to the University).
Huddersfield railway station
Designed by the architect James Pigott Pritchett and built by the firm of Joseph Kaye in 1846–7 using the neo-classical style, the station is well known in architectural circles for its classical style facade with a portico of the Corinthian order, consisting of six columns in width and two in depth, which dominate St George's Square, where it is located, facing out towards Lion Buildings. The poet John Betjeman described the imposing station frontage as the most splendid in England.
Castle Hill is a Scheduled Ancient Monument situated on a hilltop overlooking Huddersfield, in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees. It has been settled for at least 4,000 years. Experts regard it as one of Yorkshire's most important early Iron Age hill forts. The summit of Castle Hill is by far the most conspicuous landmark in Huddersfield. The Hill has been a place of recreation for hundreds of years and the easily discernible remains of past occupation have made it a subject for legend, speculation and scientific study.
Colne Valley Museum
Wander through Colne Valley Museum's period living room and wash kitchen to admire the Yorkshire range, flagstone floor and rag rugs.
One of the large looms weaving cloth 36 inches wide
Visit the Loom Chamber, Spinning and Cropping rooms to delve into textile history, and venture into the clog-maker's workshop with its full range of period tools.
There's always something new to see in our Exhibition Room and often spinning, weaving and clog-making demonstrations.
The Huddersfield Narrow Canal
Opened to full navigation in 1811, the Huddersfield Narrow Canal links the towns of Ashton-under-Lyme in Lancashire, to Huddersfield in Yorkshire.
You can walk the 7 mile section from Huddersfield to Marsden, enjoying beautiful scenery, the occasional weavers cottage and dominating Mills - legacies from our industrial past.
Along the route from Linthwaite to Tunnel End you'll find interactive interpretation panels that explain the history of the canal and the communities in the Colne Valley.
Take a guided boat trip into the highest, longest and deepest canal tunnel in Britain!
Standedge Tunnel in Marsden is a great introduction to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal which flows through our tranquil countryside.
At 196 metres above sea level, 5,029 metres long and 194 metres deep, the tunnel took 17 years to complete using unpredictable explosives and sheer human effort. It's well worth a visit.
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