Holmfirth - Town that inspired Last of the Summer Wine

Where the rivers Holme and Ribble meet, you will find the pretty town of Holmfirth which is well known to many in Britain, as it featured for many years in a long running sit-com called Last of the Summer Wine, making it a popular destination with visitors.

On arriving, it’s easy to see why it was chosen by television as an archetypal Yorkshire small town, as it retains the quaint charm of bygone years, amidst impressive scenery.

Discover Holmfirth

Sitting in the heart of the breath-taking Holme Valley, this picture-postcard town is popular with walkers and wildlife lovers alike.  Holmfirth is the renowned location of the TV classic Last of the Summer Wine.


Places to Stay

The following accommodation is in or close to Holmfirth in the Kirklees area, near Huddersfield. Also see our Holmfirth hotels pages.

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Pell Dell Apartment

Pell Lane Pell Dell, Holmfirth, HD9 1QL, United Kingdom

Oak + Stars Hideaway

51 Magdale Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6LX, United Kingdom

No.18 Holmfirth

18 Cooper Lane, Holmfirth, HD9 3BP, United Kingdom

Modern 2 bed in a beautiful location of Holmfirth!

Green Lane, Holmfirth, HD9 2SL, United Kingdom

Millrace Cottage

5 Water Street, Holmfirth, HD9 2NY, United Kingdom

Millpond Cottage

4 Water Street, Holmfirth, HD9 2NY, United Kingdom

Millside House

5B Woodhead Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2JU, United Kingdom

Holme Valley Vista, Holmfirth

31 Greenfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2LA, United Kingdom

Higgin Bridge House

Victoria Street, Holmfirth, HD9 2DN, United Kingdom

Hazeldene Cottage

Stoney Bank Lane Hazeldene Cottage, Holmfirth, HD9 7LZ, United Kingdom

Crystal Cottage – 5 min walk from Holmfirth Town Centre

42 Back Lane, Holmfirth, HD9 1HG, United Kingdom

Crosland Cottage

5 Stanley Street Holmbridge, Holmfirth, HD9 2PD, United Kingdom

Cottage with Character

26 Church Street Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6BE, United Kingdom

Burnlee House Apartment

Burnlee House 12 Burnlee Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2LF, United Kingdom

Beautiful quiet room in the heart of Holmfirth

118 Dunford Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2DT, United Kingdom

Back Holme Cottage

17 Back Lane, Holmfirth, HD9 1HG, United Kingdom

Ackroyd House

13 Top of the Bank, Holmfirth, HD4 6XZ, United Kingdom

1940s riverside apartment

11A Woodhead Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2JU, United Kingdom

“The Lodge”, Holmfirth

3 Cooper Lane, Holmfirth, HD9 3BP, United Kingdom

The Huntsman Inn

The Huntsman Inn, Greenfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3XF, United Kingdom

The Boshaw Trout

Penistone Road, Hade Edge, Holmfirth, HD9 2JG, United Kingdom

Maltings Loft

Maltings Farm, The Street Hepworth, Hepworth, IP22 2PX, United Kingdom

Long Ing Farm, Holmfirth

Long Ing Farm, Hade Edge, Holmfirth, HD9 2JF, United Kingdom

Coddy’s Farm

Lower Whitegate Farm, Whitegate Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2TH, United Kingdom

Boshaw Cottage, Holmfirth

7 Boshaw, Hade Edge, Holmfirth, HD9 1RS, United Kingdom

Swans Nest

3A Market Place, Meltham, Holmfirth, Holmfirth, HD9 4NH, United Kingdom

Lane End Cottage Holmfirth Double & Twin Ensuites

Horn Lane Lane end cottage, Snowgatehead, New Mill, Holmfirth, HD9 7DH, United Kingdom

Lavender Cottage

Lavender Cottage, 24 New Mill Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 7SQ, United Kingdom

Rivendell

Rivendell, Upper Bank End Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 1EP, United Kingdom

The Lookout

The Lookout, 1A Rotcher, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 2DL, United Kingdom

The Old Post Office at Holmfirth

The Old Post Office at Holmfirth, 24 Burnlee Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 2PS, United Kingdom

12 Rattle Row

12 Rattle Row, 12 Rattle Row, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 1HF, United Kingdom

The Barn

The Barn, The Barn, 4A Cartworth Fold, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 2SR, United Kingdom

Bramble Cottage

Bramble Cottage, Bramble Cottage, Well Hill, Underbank, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 1EG, United Kingdom

Old Hay Barn

Old Hay Barn, Old Hay Barn, Dean Lane, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 1RL, United Kingdom

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Food & Drink in Holmfirth

Wondering where to eat or have a drink? There’s a range of options in and around Holmfirth. There’s a range of options in the area, from light bites in a cafe, through pubs and inns, up to sit-down restaurants; all options are literally on the table here.


Fact Pack – Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

  1. Holmfirth is a picturesque town located within the Holme Valley in West Yorkshire, England.
  2. The town is famously known as the filming location for the long-running BBC comedy series, “Last of the Summer Wine”.
  3. Nestled in the heart of the Pennines, Holmfirth offers breathtaking landscapes, including the scenic Holme Moss Viewpoint.
  4. Holmfirth Vineyard, situated on the hillsides above the town, is one of the UK’s highest and most renowned vineyards, producing award-winning wines.
  5. The Picturedrome in Holmfirth is a historic venue that regularly hosts live music events, drawing acts and fans from all over the UK.
  6. Every year, Holmfirth hosts the Holmfirth Arts Festival, which celebrates the arts, music, theatre, and film, bringing together local talents and international artists.
  7. The town has a rich textile history and was once a central hub for the production of cloth, powered by the fast-flowing River Holme.
  8. Holmfirth’s Summer Wine Exhibition offers fans of “Last of the Summer Wine” a chance to see memorabilia, watch episodes, and even take a themed tour around the town.
  9. The town is home to the Holmfirth Film Festival, one of Yorkshire’s biggest annual film events, showcasing a variety of films from local and international filmmakers.
  10. With its cobbled streets, historic stone cottages, and surrounding rolling hills, Holmfirth provides an idyllic setting that attracts tourists, hikers, and nature enthusiasts year-round.

Holmfirth on the map

Holmfith lies south of Huddersfield and due west of Penistone, in rural West Yorkshire.


FAQs About Holmfirth

Where is Holmfirth located?

Holmfirth is located in West Yorkshire, England.

What is Holmfirth known for?

Holmfirth is best known as the location for the popular British sitcom “Last of the Summer Wine”. It’s also known for its picturesque scenery and vibrant arts scene.

What can I do in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire?

In Holmfirth, you can visit the Last of the Summer Wine exhibition, explore the beautiful countryside, enjoy local food and drink, and attend various arts and music festivals held throughout the year.


Where Next after Holmfirth?

Having visited the charming town of Holmfirth in West Yorkshire, you might be wondering where to head next. Head into Huddersfield for culture, shopping & travel links.

A short drive away is the bustling city of Leeds, known for its vibrant nightlife, shopping, and rich industrial history. Alternatively, you could explore the historic city of York, with its stunning Minster, ancient city walls, and the fascinating Jorvik Viking Centre. If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is a must-visit, offering breathtaking landscapes, picturesque villages, and countless walking trails. Don’t miss the chance to visit the coastal town of Whitby either, famous for its atmospheric Abbey ruins and delicious seafood. All these locations are within easy reach and offer a diverse taste of what Yorkshire has to offer.