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Hotels Huddersfield: On this page you are able to see a map of hotels Huddersfield showing locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is located between Leeds and Manchester on the A62. Huddersfield can be most easily accessed from the M62 motorway, it is about three miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the town centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Make use of the zoom out (-) and zoom in (+) functions bottom right of the map, to get more details.

Hotels Huddersfield Map: On this page you may check out a map of hotels Huddersfield featuring locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is positioned on the A62 between Manchester and Leeds. Huddersfield can be easily reached from the M62 motorway, it is about 3 miles from junction 24 of the M62 to the centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Huddersfield a Potted Guide: An immense and historic market town located in the English county of West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Huddersfield is currently the 11th largest town in the UK, having a population of close to 168,000. The town is positioned halfway between Leeds and Manchester being about 20 miles to the south-west of Leeds and 28 miles to the north-east of Manchester and it is 190 miles from London.

Huddersfield is within the Kirklees metropolitan borough and is the largest settlement in the borough. It sits in the valleys of the River Holme and the River Colne and these two rivers meet to the south of the town adjacent to the University.

Huddersfield is a mostly industrial area, widely known over the centuries for the production of textiles, electric motors, sheet metal, chemicals and wool. The town was the scene of some violent unrest at the time of the Industrial Revolution when a group called the Luddites, fearing the loss of their jobs as a result of increased mechanization, destroyed mills and weaving machinery and in some cases even murdered textile mill owners. Despite the predominance or industry the largest employer in the town at present is the University.

The area has been the site of settlements for more than 4,000 years, starting with Neolithic man and advancing through Brigantes, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans to the present day. Huddersfield has been the site of two ancient forts, an early Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill and a Roman fort at Slack. Huddersfied was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was referred to as Oderesfelt and Odresfeld.

Huddersfield has a long tradition for sport and is the birthplace of Rugby League, which came into being at Huddersfield's George Hotel on August 29th 1895, when twenty two clubs broke away from the Rugby Football Union in a row over players being paid. In that year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was established. Their football club Huddersfield Town AFC was founded soon after in 1908 and at present holds a place in the Premier League (2017), Huddersfield were winners of the FA Cup in 1922 (beating Preston North End 1-0) and also won 3 league titles on the trot.

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

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

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

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