Huddersfield, near the confluence of the rivers Colne and Holme, is a true Yorkshire town - with strong traditions, exciting festivals and impressive architecture, and surrounded by picturesque countryside.
The textiles industry has left Huddersfield with a rich legacy of fine Victorian architecture - the town can boast an incredible 1,660 listed buildings.
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival, the biggest food and drink festival in West Yorkshire is held in August in St George's Square, Huddersfield. This free event hosts over 50 local and regional stallholders tempting you with tastes and products from all around the world. Hourly cookery demonstrations are held each day with top class local chefs and different cultures sharing their secrets and recipes. Children get a chance to learn about food in a cookery theatre as well as get entertained with children's story telling, balloon modelling and face painting. The festival is open until 6pm each night, so come down with the family and enjoy a meal in the surroundings of Huddersfield's beautiful architecture.
Gardeners will not want to miss the Huddersfield Plant Sales in New Street - a good chance to stock up on a huge range of plants at amazing prices. Many stallholders bring unusual varieties so this is also an excellent opportunity to talk directly to the growers and get some great gardening tips.OS grid reference SE 145 165
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