Built to last
With more than 1600 listed buildings, Huddersfield has impressive architecture at event turn. But the scheduled ancient monument, Castle Hill, stands out from the crowd – situated on a hilltop overlooking the town. Built on a roman fort, Castle hill offers panoramic views, highlighting the fact that 72% of the area is beautiful countryside.
Museums and lakes
Each set in parks, Tolson Museum houses world class collections including Roman artefacts, textiles, birds and transport; rediscover your childhood at Dewsbury’s popular toy gallery and visit the recreated 1940s classroom; travel the world from ancient Egypt to Batley at this magnificent Victorian gothic mansion.
Huddersfield is the birthplace of Rugby League; watch the impressive Huddersfield Giants play regular fixtures at the John Smith’s Stadium – also home to Huddersfield Town Football Club. Visitors are welcome to pay and play at Bradley Park and Outlane Golf Courses, Dewsbury district golf courses.
The architecture and landscape has inspired generations of artists. Visit the Victorian Batley Carnegie Library Hall and the West Yorkshire Print Workshop for changing exhibitions of art in beautiful surroundings. Huddersfield Art Gallery showcases British art from the past 200 years. Celebrate all things literary at Huddersfield Literature Festival in March.