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Huddersfield RUFC

Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club We was founded in 1909 and celebrated our centenary season with promotion to National League 3 North, the highest level ever achieved in our history,one of the oldest clubs in the world, founded mini-rugby in England in 1969. After playing many years at Waterloo, HRUFC bought Lockwood Park in 1997 where we have four rugby pitches plus an all-weather Astroturf pitch with parking for 300 cars. The main floodlit pitch has a capacity of 1500 with seating for 500. Additionally HRUFC has subsidiary clubs catering for mens and ladies hockey, road running, squash and a bowling club that has now become a major venue for Yorkshire county matches. Tucked away too within the huge clubhouse is the Borough Club for the town's serious snooker players and we also rent out property to Fitness First plus our local radio station 107.9 Pennine FM.

Marsden Moor Estate

An area of 2400 hectares (5600 acres) of unenclosed common moorland, almost surrounding the village of Marsden, with valleys, reservoirs, peaks and crags, as well as archaeological remains dating from pre-Roman times to the great engineering structures of the canal and railway ages. Owned by the National Trust, there is a visitors' centre near to Marsden rail station. Accessible by train to Marsden station, or by buses 183, 184 & 185 from Huddersfield; car parking available at various locations through the estate. Estate open every day at all times; visitors centre open every day 9AM-5PM.

Huddersfield Hotel

The Huddersfield Hotel complex was built up slowly from an early start in the 1960s by two brothers, Johnny and Joe Marsden and up until the end of 2003 was still owned and run by the Marsden family. It is now owned and run by London and Edinburgh Inns and comprises a Bistro, Pub, Cafe and Hotel. Rooms and service varies but locals are generally very fond of the family who still run the lodge and car park across the road.

SLEEP   —  +44 1484 421552 —  Kirkgate

Central Lodge Hotel

The Central Lodge Hotel is run by the Marsden family who previously ran the Huddersfield Hotel complex across the road before selling most of it to London and Edinburgh Inns in 2003. They retained the lodge and car park and although the atmosphere is lacking in warmth, the rooms are new and relatively modern and the service traditional. Most people in Huddersfield know the Marsdens or Johnny's nightclub, or both.

SLEEP   —  +44 1484 515551 —  Southgate

Castle House Farm Cottages

Idyllic holiday cottages in beautiful and tranquil countryside on the edge of Summer Wine Country. Offering stunning views of the Pennine hills and valleys. Ideally located between Huddersfield and Holmfirth in the rural south Pennine area of Yorkshire under Victoria Tower at Castle Hill, Huddersfield's most prominent landmark and ancient hill fort.

SLEEP   —  +44 1484 663808 —  Castle Hill

Tunnel End Inn

With a very welcoming team of owners, this pub provides a good selection of food and, for the beer connoisseurs, sells the famous Black Sheep beers. Close to the tunnel end complex and the Marsden Moor Estate, this pub is well situated for a visit before or after a trip into the canal tunnel (see 'See' above) or when walking the moors.

Gilcar Farm Holiday Cottages

A collection of three former farm buildings that have been converted into luxury holiday accommodation. The working dairy farm on which they are located is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful countryside around Emley Moor, as well as visiting Huddersfield and Holmfirth. Two of the cottages have disabled access facilities.

SLEEP   —  Emley

The Weavers Shed Restaurant With Rooms

Converted C18th Woollen mill - a Modern British restaurant specialising in home-grown, locally-sourced produce (the restaurant has its own farm) Voted 'Best Restaurant With Rooms' Good Food Guide 2006, Restaurant Of The Year and Chef Of The Year 2007, Yorkshire Life. 5 Deluxe en-suite bedrooms in former mill-owners' residence.

Huddstock Festival

The Huddstock music festival is held annually on the first Saturday in June, with 2009 being the 3rd event it is shaping up to be a fantastic place to go for all the family with over 70 live acts consisting of Bands, Dj's, Acoustic and solo singers, fairground rides, stalls bouncy castles food and bars.

Bar 1:22

Live music venue with a range of genres seven nights a week. The original and best live venue in town, beware of cheap imitations. Featured The Feeling, The Pigeon Detectives and Enter Shikari before they all went on to be Top Ten Album selling bands. The home of live music in Huddersfield

DRINK   —  120 New Street

The Weavers Shed Restaurant With Rooms

Converted C18th Woollen mill - a Modern British restaurant specialising in home-grown, locally-sourced produce (the restaurant has its own farm) Voted 'Best Restaurant With Rooms' Good Food Guide 2006, Restaurant Of The Year and Chef Of The Year 2007, Yorkshire Life.

Lodge Hotel

Built in 1847, this distinguished old house had many roles in its life, was a high quality family run hotel and restaurant, with an AA 2-star rosette and an innovative menu. £~40 (per-person including wine and tips). BUT Currently (Feb 2006) is closed!

The Live Lounge

Old brownstone type of building with a nice lounge downstairs and dining room is upstairs. This is fine dining at it's best with great service and well known for the lamb. There is soft music and also a great place for small parties.

DRINK   —  75 Lidget Street Lindy

Lodge Hotel

Built in 1847, this distinguished old house has had many roles in its life, but now it is high quality family run hotel and restaurant, with an AA 2-star rosette. £60 (single room); £70 (double room).

Mustard and Punch

A small friendly restaurant; Mustard and Punch is expensive when compared to other restaurants in Huddersfield. £~35 (per-person including wine and tips).


Balooshai is one of a number of excellent Indian restaurants in Huddersfield. There are an increasing number of restaurants on this small street.

EAT   —  +44 1484 559055 —  3 Viaduct St


Woodhead Road, Berry Brow. Excellent Indian restaurant. Tu-Sa 5.30PM-11PM & Su 5.15PM-10PM. Two course meal £~15 (per-person including drinks).

EAT   —  +44 1484 666555 —  Map

The Vox Bar

Good music and good drink, young crowd. Resident DJ Friday and Saturday nights. Situated down a back alley near the train station.

DRINK   —  +44 1484 452229 —  Church Street

The George Hotel

Entering the square from the train station, you cannot fail to miss this hotel. The Founders bar (q.v.) is part of the complex.

SLEEP   —  +44 1484 515444 —  Main Square

Gurkha Thali

Nepalese style food. Welcoming and friendly, with an excellent menu near the bus & train station in Huddersfield.

Head of Steam

Popular real ale pub in the train station. Good blues on a Monday night. Great Jazz on a Wednesday night.

Kingsgate Shopping Centre

The usual assortment of shops contained in a light and breezy atmosphere. Open 7 days a week.

BUY   —  Map

The Loft

F-Sa 11PM till very late. Su-Th private hire only, Live DJ's with all the top tunes.

Thai Charleda

Good Thai food with a large menu.

Cedar Court Hotel

SLEEP   —  Map

About Huddersfield

John Betjeman described Huddersfield Railway Station as having 'The finest façade of any such building in the country'. Make up your own mind when you visit as there is no better way to arrive than by train from Manchester or Leeds. Huddersfield has the third largest number of listed buildings in the country after Westminster and Bristol.

In the 1920s Huddersfield Town F.C. became the first football club to win the English League Championship three times in a row, a feat only matched by Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.

Huddersfield can be considered a university town as the University of Huddersfield, formerly Huddersfield Polytechnic is one of the town's largest employers and much of the local economy now depends upon it.

Famous connections, past and present, include former Prime Minister Harold Wilson and actors James Mason and Gordon Kaye.

Source: wikivoyage