Huddersfield is a famous university town located by the beautiful River Colne and River Holme with a range of student homes to choose from. It is the 11th largest town in the UK, just an hour away from Liverpool. It is known for being a market town with independent shops and listed buildings, as well as its cultural and architectural background. You will find various stunning Victorian architecture buildings, such as the Victoria Tower on Castle Hill, the Town Hall, and St Peter's Church.
As a university town, Huddersfield is a famous destination among students. It is the home of famous colleges, including Huddersfield New College at Salendine Nook on the outskirts of Huddersfield and Greenhead College’s only campus west of the town centre. Kirklees College also has a campus on Manchester Road, alongside the River Colne. The University of Huddersfield’s main campus is located in Queensgate.
Living in Huddersfield, you can study, shop, and enjoy your time visiting popular student attractions. There are three main shopping areas inside the town: The Packhorse Precinct, The Piazza Centre, and Kingsgate. The town centre houses various chain stores, retailers, and fast food outlets. Festivals and galleries are plenty. The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is held annually in the town, as well as the Huddersfield Festival of Light which takes place in December. There is an annual Literature Festival too, featuring writing workshops, competitions, and poetry nights. There are various free places you can visit in Huddersfield, Beaumont Park is a suitable place for a jog or a tea break from studying. Castle Hill is also an interesting historical place to visit. It is an ancient monument overlooking the metropolitan Borough of Kirklees. Other budget-friendly outings in Huddersfield include Huddersfield Art Gallery, Tolson Museum, and Greenhead Park.
Huddersfield has local railway services and regional ones; however, it does not provide services to London so if you wish to travel to the capital, you might have to change trains in Manchester Piccadilly, Leeds, or Mirfield. Other transportation means in town include the bus, taxi, and bicycle. Huddersfield has three dominant national bus operators that provide services inside Huddersfield and outside it. There is also a free town bus that links key locations to one another.