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Huddersfield is a large market town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire. It is 14 miles (23 km) south-west of Leeds, 12 miles (19 km) west of Wakefield, 23 miles (37 km) north-east of Sheffield and 24 miles. It had a population of 162,949 at the 2011 census, in the West Yorkshire Built-up Area. The town’s historic county is the West Riding of Yorkshire. When you visit Huddersfield, Walkfo brings Huddersfield places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Huddersfield Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Huddersfield

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With 72 audio plaques & Huddersfield places for you to explore in the Huddersfield area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Huddersfield places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Huddersfield history

Iron age and Roman

Castle Hill, a major landmark, was the site of an Iron Age hill fort. The remains of a Roman fort were unearthed in the mid 18th century at Slack near Outlane, west of the town.


The earliest surviving record of the place name is in the Domesday Book of 1086, Oderesfelt. It appears as Hudresfeld in a Yorkshire charter from 1121–27. The modern name is pronounced without a word-initial /h/ in the local dialect.

Market town and manor

Huddersfield has been a market town since Anglo-Saxon times. The Ramsden family supported the development of the town during their ownership.

Industrial Revolution

Huddersfield Industrial Revolution photo

Huddersfield was a centre of civil unrest during this phase of the Industrial Revolution. Many local weavers faced starvation and losing their livelihood due to the new, mechanised weaving sheds. Luddites began destroying mills, sheds and machinery at such times.

H. H. Asquith and H. Wilson

H. H. Asquith was born in Huddersfield and attended Royds Hall School. Wilson is commemorated by a statue on the large front square (forecourt) to the station.

Aristocratic interest discharged

In 1920, the Corporation bought the Ramsden Estate from that family, that had owned much of the town at least as to the reversion of long leases (a minor, overarching interest) since 1599, for £1.3 million. The town became “the town that bought itself”

Huddersfield geography / climate

Huddersfield has the merger of the shallow valley floors of the River Colne and the Holme. This is in the eastern foothills of the Pennines which blend into the moorlands of the South Pennines west of the town.


As with all of West Yorkshire a temperate oceanic climate exists, wetter than the low plains rain shadow proper toward East Yorkshire but drier than Cumbria. According to the Köppen climate classification, Huddersfield is certified as Cfb.

Divisions and suburbs

After boundary changes in 2004, Huddersfield now covers eight of the twenty-three electoral wards for Kirklees Council. Neighbouring wards in the Colne Valley, Holme Valley, and Kirkburton are often considered to be part of the town though they are predominantly semi-rural.

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Visit Huddersfield PlacesYou can visit Huddersfield places with Walkfo Huddersfield to hear history at Huddersfield’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Huddersfield has 72 places to visit in our interactive Huddersfield map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Huddersfield, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Huddersfield places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Huddersfield & the surrounding areas.

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Best Huddersfield places to visit

Huddersfield has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Huddersfield’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Huddersfield’s information audio spots:

Huddersfield photo Lindley, Huddersfield
Lindley is a suburb of Huddersfield, within the metropolitan borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, England. It is approximately 2 miles (3 km) northwest from the town centre. It was officially opened only in 1967, by Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Huddersfield photo Birkby, Huddersfield
Birkby is a large multi-cultural suburb close to the town centre in Huddersfield, in the Kirklees borough of West Yorkshire. It has a population of 6,700 and sits in the Grimescar Valley, a greenbelt area of the city. It contains Norman Park, a small park with a play area and a war memorial, which commemorates those who died in WWI.
Huddersfield photo Fartown, Huddersfield
Fartown is a district of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England that starts 0.6 miles (1 km) north of the town centre. The district area stretches from the top of Woodhouse Hill to the Halifax Old Road with a population of 4,735 according to the 2001 Census. The area has a multi-ethnic population with a significant percentage hailing from South Asian and West Indian backgrounds.
Huddersfield photo Rugby League Heritage Centre
The Rugby League Heritage Centre was formerly located in the basement of the George Hotel, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. It was the brainchild of Sky Sports presenter and former Great Britain international Mike Stephenson.
Huddersfield photo St Patrick’s Church, Huddersfield
St Patrick’s Church is a Roman Catholic church in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Built in 1832 for use as a parish church, it was designed by Joseph Kaye, an architect from Bradford. It is situated on the junction between New North Road and Castlegate in the centre of the town.
Huddersfield photo Kingsgate, Huddersfield
The Kingsgate Shopping Centre is a shopping centre in Huddersfield. It opened in February 2002 after 12 years of planning and delays. The £50m pound complex took 18 months to complete and contains over 40 stores.
Huddersfield photo Lawrence Batley Theatre
The Lawrence Batley Theatre is a theatre in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. It was originally built in 1819 as a Methodist chapel, called the Queen Street Chapel. The chief mason was Joseph Kaye, who was also responsible for the station. In 1973 the building was converted into an arts centre but serious structural problems were discovered by Kirklees Metropolitan Council in 1975. In 1989 the Kirkless Theatre Trust was given the go ahead to save the building from deterioration.
Huddersfield photo Huddersfield Town Hall
Huddersfield Town Hall is a municipal facility in West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire. It is a Grade II listed building. The town hall is located in the city centre.
Huddersfield photo Woodsome Hall
Woodsome Hall is a 16th-century country house in the parish of Almondbury, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Built in the Elizabethan era as a hall house, it evolved in stages in the possession of several generations of the local Kaye family. The main hall range is built in two storeys with gabled forward projecting wings and a two storey gabled porch.
Huddersfield photo Kirkheaton
Kirkheaton is a village 3 miles (5 km) north east of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Historically, it is part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is in Dalton ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees.

Visit Huddersfield plaques

Huddersfield Plaques 5
Huddersfield has 5 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Huddersfield plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Huddersfield using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Huddersfield plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.