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A snapshot into ... Huddersfield

  • July 25, 2022

A snapshot into… Huddersfield

On the banks of the River Colne, in West Yorkshire, Huddersfield is about 189 miles north-northwest of London and 16 miles southwest of Leeds. There are about 143,500 people living in the town. Officially, it is a part of Kirklees Metropolitan Borough, which has a population of over 391,000 and a total area of about 408 square kilometers.

Huddersfield is known for being home of the rugby league as the town is known to have invented the sport in 1895. The local team, Huddersfield Giants, now play at The John Smith's Stadium.

The NHS and Huddersfield

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust employ more than 6,300 staff who deliver compassionate care from our two main hospitals, Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as in community sites, health centres and in patients’ homes.

Facts about Huddersfield

  • Huddersfield has been a settlement for over 4,000 years.
  • According to Kirklees Council, there are over 3,000 listed buildings in Huddersfield, the third highest number in the country, and over 200 of them are in the town centre.
  • Kirklees Council was the first in the UK to have a green party councillor back in 1996.
  • The annual Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is the largest contemporary music festival in the world!


Cost of Living in Huddersfield

Cost of Renting Accommodation per month in

One-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


One-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre



1ltr Petrol


One-Way Public Transport Ticket


Monthly Public Transport Ticket


1km Taxi Journey



Meal out in local pub


Meal out for two in a mid-range restaurant, 3 courses


Cinema tickets for one person


One-month gym membership


Tennis court rental for 1 hour on the weekend


Beer 0.5ltr bottle


Coke/Pepsi 0.33ltr bottle




Time It Takes to Travel by Train from Huddersfield to Cities in the UK


Time it Takes to Travel


2 Hour 49 Minutes


4 Hours


4 Hour 31 Minutes


30 Minutes


1 Hours 53 Minutes


2 Hours 28 Minutes


1 Hours 24 Minutes


3 Hours 54 Minutes

Education in Huddersfield

According to the government website, Salford has 37 primary schools and 12 Secondary schools. To find out more information about term dates, applications, standards, curriculum and general education, visit the

The university of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group universities, The University is the largest single-site university in the UK and is under an hour from Huddersfield.

Things to do in Huddersfield:

Greenhead Park

The town of Huddersfield, is home to Greenhead Park, an urban park that is situated 0.5 miles to the west of the town. It was first opened in 1884 and is one of Huddersfield's biggest parks. It is also a Conservation Area and a Grade II English Heritage listed building.

The John Smith’s Stadium

The John Smith’s Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. Since 1994, it has been the home ground of football club Huddersfield Town and rugby league side Huddersfield Giants, both of whom moved from Leeds Road.

Whistlestop Valley

Scenic spot in the Pennine foothills with steam-train rides plus a play area, shop, cafe & tea room.

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Art space including live performance, a dynamic exhibition program and meet-the-artist events.

Relocating to Huddersfield

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