Holmfirth Huddersfield & The Valleys Visitor Guide

With an eclectic mix of traditional and modern, Pennine Yorkshire is the ideal place for a short break. Our rolling hills and valleys are the backdrop to lovable sitcom Last of the Summer Wine and our Market towns and quaint villages, including Holmfirth and Marsden, are great places to explore and enjoy.

Against the backdrop of Pennine moors and Peak District parkland, the charming Market town Holmfirth offers speciality shops and markets, bespoke art and tasty treats all clustered around cobbled streets.

Enjoy the Colne Valley, and the villages of Marsden and Slaithwaite -home to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Travel into the highest, deepest and longest tunnel in Britain at Standedge Visitor Centre, or take a walk onto the moors following the National Trust Marsden Moor heritage trail. Equally rural is the area around Denby Dale, a traditional village set in rolling countryside. Known as the 'Pie Village', you can explore areas far away from bustling town centres.

To the north, discover the Brontë connections of Dewsbury, Batley & Spen Valley. Admire the rich textile heritage of these market towns, and take a trip to the beautifully restored mills along the Yorkshire Mill Mile. Or mix the old with the new and visit the vibrant University town of Huddersfield, home to impressive architecture, quality high street shopping, and a wealth of events and festivals.


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