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Map of the Huddersfield Area

The numbers on the map relate to the following activities, museums and other days out.

  1. Slaithwaite: Home of the TV series 'Where the Heart Is', Slaithwaite will once more become an attractive waterfront village with the reconstruction of the canal along its original line. It has the only working guillotine gate on a narrow canal in the country. Magnificent mill buildings, Georgian church and 16th century Slaithwaite Hall (external viewing only).
  2. Moonraker Floating Tea Rooms, Slaithwaite: Refreshments on the waterway close to Lock 23 East just below the guillotine gate, open daily except Mon.
    Tel. 01484 846370
  3. Colne Valley Museum, Golcar: Experience the intimate atmosphere of these former weavers' cottages and the working life of the mid-1800s. Visit the loom chamber, spinning room and the gas-lit clogger's shop and see frequent demonstrations of traditional crafts. Open Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays 2pm - 5pm. Small admission charge.
    Tel. 01484 659762
  4. Colne Valley Circular Walk: The walk allows you to explore this valley of stark scenic beauty and imposing industrial architecture. The 12-mile route can be split into a number of shorter sections linking with public transport.
  5. Kirklees Way: The Kirklees Way provides a challenging 72-mile route that circles the district, taking in the best of the landscape, scenery, history and unusual features including the Upper Colne Valley. The route maps are available, divided into 12 manageable sections, from Huddersfield Tourist Information Centre.
  6. Huddersfield: Much outstanding architecture from Victorian grandeur (over 200 listed buildings) to award-winning new designs. Media centre with cyber-cafe and exhibition space. A town trail highlights the most interesting buildings.
  7. Huddersfield Markets: The outdoor market is covered by a stylish Victorian glass and cast iron structure. General market days are Monday, Thursday and Saturday, or try the famous second-hand market on Tuesday and Saturday where many interesting bargains can be found. The indoor Queensgate Market Hall has over 150 stalls.
  8. Lawrence Batley Theatre: A magnificently refurbished listed building, once the largest Wesleyan mission in the world. The main and cellar theatres offer drama, dance, alternative cabaret, folk, jazz, rock and comedy.
  9. Huddersfield Art Gallery: Displays from Kirklees' excellent permanent collection of British art including works by Lowry, Bacon, Moore, Sutherland and members of the Camden Town group. Open Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm. Admission fee.
    Tel. 01484 221964
  10. Aspley Basin, Huddersfield: The Huddersfield Narrow and Broad Canals meet at Aspley Basin near the University of Huddersfield. Aspley Warehouse is thought to be the oldest surviving canal warehouse in the north of England (now converted into luxury flats). Small marina and canalside pub/restaurant.
  11. McAlpine Stadium: Award-winning rugby/football stadium of striking design situated a short walk from the town centre. Home of Huddersfield Town FC and Huddersfield Giants. Golf school with driving range plus adjacent multiplex cinema.
  12. Castle Hill and Victoria Tower: Dominating the Huddersfield skyline, and situated off Lumb Lane Almondbury, Castle Hill has been occupied since the Stone Age. The Victoria Tower was built in 1898/9 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Panoramic views over the town and surrounding countryside. Contact the Tower for opening times. Small charge.
    Tel. 01484 223830
  13. Tolson Museum: Huddersfield's past is revealed at the Tolson Museum including the important West Riding textile industry. The museum is at Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, about half a mile from the town centre. Open Mon - Fri 11am - 5pm and Sat - Sun 12 noon - 5pm. Admission fee.
    Tel. 01484 223830
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