Huddersfield History & Heritage

There is a lot of history surrounding Huddersfield. It was a large part of the industrial revolution and has a big Victorian influence. Below is just a taste of some of the town's top places to visit if you're in search of some culture.

Victoria Tower

Victoria tower is the towns' most prized monument and sits overlooking the landscape on top of castle hill. To really get the best experience of this tower you're going to have to climb it. Being at over 900 feet above sea level you'll get to witness some commanding views and scenery.

Lawrence Batley Theatre

The Lawrence Batley Theatre was built many years ago in 1819 and was named after a local born entrepreneur called Lawrence Batley. It's one of the most historic buildings in Huddersfield. You can find some of the best talent here in different areas. Go there for laughs, dance or drama; you're sure to have a great time.

Colne Valley Museum

Stepping into the Colne Valley Museum is just like seeing what it was like in the 1850's. Mainly the museum consists of three converted 19th century weavers' cottages. Upon entry you get to see things such as a handloom chamber, a spinning room, cropping room and a clog makers workshop. You also have access to what a kitchen & living room areas were like in the 19th century.

Kirklees Light Railway

Climb aboard the Kirklees Light Railway trains for a scenic journey along their 15” narrow-gauge rail through the beautiful South Pennine foothills to the Shelley terminus where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the area. 

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