Indulge in Brontë history at the Elizabethan manor house of Oakwell Hall (featured in the novel Shirley); and Dewsbury Minster where Patrick Brontë was once curate; all open to the public and not be missed. Its 200 years since Charlotte’s birthday this year…visit us for celebrations throughout the year.
Oakwell Hall & Country Park
Explore this stunning Elizabethan manor house with its Civil War and Brontë connections, 17th century room displays and spine-chilling ghost story! Award winning period gardens, 110 acre Country Park, adventure playground café and gift shop.
Home to grand listed buildings and small independent shops. Follow short trails around the town to explore its heritage and real ale pubs; and discover spooky tales on the Shuddersfield Trail. Try the Dewsbury Heritage Trail series to discover connections to the Yorkshire Ripper and Mr Men's Roger Hargreaves.
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Enjoy a week of the finest contemporary music in a range of venues from mills to galleries; this popular University town comes alive with the sounds of new and experimental music.
Whether you're captivated by a family Opera or a beautifully written theatrical classic, engrossed in a night of laughs with top comedians or in seeing incredible contemporary dance, if you're fascinated by a good story well told and unfolding in front of your eyes or thrilled by live music performance... the LBT is a place of adventure and discovery.