Charm, history, and heritage: that’s Huddersfield. It’s everything that’s great about the North of England, all rolled into one town.
The Industrial Revolution made Huddersfield. Back then, it was one of Britain’s top mill towns, making textiles that were sent around the world.
There’s some amazing architecture from that era, still around today. On Castle Hill, Victoria Tower rises above the town. And pretty cobbled streets lead you to Huddersfield Railway Station – its grand, neo-classical design is really something.
…And how could we forget? Rugby League. Huddersfield invented Rugby League, and it’s still a big part of the town’s identity. So when you need a break from bouncing around lecture theatres, you can always bounce around a rugby ball instead.
For you culture-lovers: the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. It’s the largest of its kind in the world, and draws a global roster of performers.
Box-fresh studios in the centre of Huddersfield.
Boutique hotel-style living in the buzzy student quarter.