Birthplace of the late British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Huddersfield is a large market town, situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire. It has superb Victorian architecture and. Huddersfield railway station is a Grade I listed building that was described by the poet John Betjeman as having "the most splendid station façade in England."
There is also a range of delightful independent shops as well as great places to eat and drink in the town and its surrounding area. Whether you prefer a traditional country pub, a lively café bar, a stylish restaurant or a homely tea shop, you’ll be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Huddersfield has a rich and fascinating history and one of its claims to fame came about in 1895, at The George Hotel, when 21 Lancashire and Yorkshire Clubs voted to set up their own Northern Rugby Football Union – the Rugby League. This is a game enjoyed by all the family and you can watch the impressive Huddersfield Giants play regular fixtures at the John Smith’s Stadium, which is also home to Huddersfield Town Football Club.
This exciting town has a rich cultural life, with festivals of music, art and literature held throughout the year. With the South Pennines and Peak District National Park on your doorstep, there is also beautiful countryside and dramatic landscapes to enjoy.
Castle Hill is close to Huddersfield and a great place to get some spectacular views of the surrounding area. The hill is a scheduled ancient monument and the grade II listed Victoria Tower, on the summit which is nearly 1,000 feet high, is the town’s most conspicuous landmark. The hilltop has been settled for at least 4,000 years and includes the remains of late-Bronze Age and Iron Age hillforts, a 12th-century motte and bailey castle and the site of a deserted medieval village.
One delightful way to see the countryside with your family is via the Kirklees Light Railway, where you can climb aboard for a seven mile return trip through the glorious South Pennine Foothills. There are also outdoor adventure play areas, a café, a miniature railway and terrific special events which are run throughout the year.
Huddersfield can offer some spectacular activities for children and young people. So if you’re fortunate enough to live here and are considering fostering a child, Fostering to Inspire would love to hear from you. Perhaps you are already with a fostering agency, but feel you could benefit from some further support and guidance? Our main focus is finding happy, and stable homes for children and young people, and welcome any enquires you might have. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more about our services.