The Brmm Brmm Motoring Guide to Huddersfield
Huddersfield is a large market town between Leeds and Manchester and is 10 miles south of Bradford. Known for the role it played in the Industrial Revolution, Huddersfield is also known for being the birthplace of British Prime minister, Harold Wilson, whose statue stands proud in front of the railway station.
Once described as the “Athens of the north” by the guardian, Huddersfield has a rich variety of Victorian Architecture with one of the highest number, over 1660, listed buildings of any town or city in the UK. A great example of this is the railway station, which is Grade I listed and was described as ‘the most splendid station facade in England’ by John Betjeman. The station, which is situated in St George’s Square, was renovated at a cost of one million pounds, and later won an award for European Architecture. Another of the most noticeable landmarks is the Victoria Tower which stands on Castle Hill. It was built to mark Queen Victoria’s 60th Jubilee year, and a picture of the tower is featured on the New Zealand wine “Castle Hill”.
Huddersfield has strong traditions as well as exciting festivals, top class sport, stunning architecture and if you like real ale? Why not try some of the many award winning brews on offer in the town.
The three wheel LSD car was first built in Huddersfield after the 1st World War and an example of it is now in the Tolson Museum.
Index to Motoring Guide to Huddersfield
- History of Huddersfield
- Motoring Attractions in Huddersfield
- Things to Do in Huddersfield
- Places to Stop and Eat in Huddersfield