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About Huddersfield

Huddersfield is a West Yorkshire market town - it’s also the 11th biggest town in the UK - and is home to 162,000 people.

Once the site of a Roman fort, Huddersfield is famous for its place in the Industrial Revolution, and for being the birthplace of Rugby League.

Today manufacturing has declined and the town’s largest employer is the university - but there are still firms producing textiles in the town, using highly automated factories to remain competitive.

Visitors shouldn’t miss the town’s fantastic Victorian railway station: John Betjeman described it as “the most splendid station facade in England”. Greenhead Park is a popular local park, and the Kirklees Light Railway gives you the chance to ride behind a steam locomotive.

If Huddersfield looks familiar, it may be because parts of the BBC TV series Happy Valley were filmed in the town.