Activities in Huddersfield

Activities in Huddersfield: On this page you are able to look at a map of activities in Huddersfield featuring locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Huddersfield is located on the A62 between Leeds and Manchester. Huddersfield can be easily reached from the M62 motorway, it is roughly three miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the town centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Click on the zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) functions on this map, if you want an improved view.

Activities in Huddersfield Map: Above you may check out a map of activities in Huddersfield showing locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, UK. Huddersfield is located on the A62 between Leeds and Manchester. Huddersfield can be conveniently accessed from the M62 motorway, it is around 3 miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the middle of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Huddersfield a Quick Guide: A large and historic market town located in the county of West Yorkshire, England, in the UK, Huddersfield is presently the United Kingdom's 11th largest town, boasting a population of around 168,000. The town is placed halfway between Manchester and Leeds being about 28 miles north-east of Manchester and 20 miles south-west of Leeds and is 191 miles from London.

Huddersfield is included in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and is the biggest town in the borough. Huddersfield sits in the valleys of the River Holme and the River Colne and these two rivers meet to the south of the town near to the University.

Huddersfield is a largely industrial town, renowned over the centuries for the manufacture and production of sheet metal, textiles, wool, electric motors and chemicals. The town was the scene of some violent unrest at the time of the Industrial Revolution when a group called the Luddites, frightened of losing their jobs as a consequence of increased mechanization, destroyed machines and mills and even murdered textile mill owners. Despite the predominance or industry the largest employer in Huddersfield today is the University.

Huddersfield has been the site of settlements for over four thousand years, starting with Neolithic man and advancing through Brigantes, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans to modern times. Huddersfield has been the site of two ancient forts, a Roman fort at Slack (near Outlane) and a hillfort at Castle Hill. Huddersfied was mentioned in the Domesday Book (written in 1086) where it was called Oderesfelt and Odresfeld.

Huddersfield has a long sporting tradition and is where Rugby League was born, which came into being at the George Hotel in Huddersfield on the 29th August 1895, when twenty two clubs split from the Rugby Football Union in a bitter row over players being paid. In that year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was founded. Their soccer team Huddersfield Town AFC was founded 13 years later in 1908 and at present holds a place in the Premier League (2017), Huddersfield were victorious in the FA Cup in 1922 (1-0 against Preston North End) and also won 3 league titles on the trot.

The Huddersfield area has been the birthplace of many well known Huddersfield including Chris Balderstone (footballer and cricketer), James Mason, athlete Derek Ibbotson and Harold Wilson (PM).

The Huddersfield for Huddersfield is HD1-6 HD7-9 while the dialling code for Huddersfield is 01484 and the Ordnance Survey grid ref is: SE145165.

Some of the towns and villages that are close to Huddersfield are: Brackenhall, Oakes Marsh, Berry Brow, Fenay Bridge, Lockwood, Primrose Hill, Moldgreen, Outlane, Brighouse, Elland, Blackmoorfoot, Newsome, Highburton, Dewsbury, Kirkburton, Barkisland, Farnley Tyas, Crossland Moor, Longwood, Mirfield, Linthwaite, Almondbury, Slaithwaite, Golcar, Kirkheaton, Lindley, Tandem, Milnsbridge, Fartown, Honley, Birkby, Hillhouse, Southgate, South Crosland, Paddock, Armitage Bridge, Ainley Top, Holywell Green, Waterloo, Deighton, Marsh.

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