Finish Town

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

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This will be the very first time the Tour de Yorkshire has visited the town, although the second stage of the Tour de France did pass through in 2014.

The birthplace of Rugby League and the late Prime Minister Harold Wilson, it is home to over 1,600 listed buildings and has been voted the third happiest place to live in the UK. Huddersfield is a true Yorkshire town with plenty of charm.

This colourful market town showcases an impressive legacy that has evolved into an exciting hotbed of contemporary activity. Art lovers can flock to Huddersfield Art Gallery which showcases a variety of local works alongside commissioned displays, while younger imaginations will be sparked at Tolson Museum and the Huddersfield Observatory.

If food is more your thing, there is the annual free food and drink festival to whet your appetite and shoppers should also visit the historic Byram Arcade where they will find classy boutiques featuring the wares of local fashion designers as well as quirky arts and crafts.

The Lawrence Batley Theatre and Town Hall provide year-round entertainment and Huddersfield is also blessed with an abundance of green space, with Greenhead Park, Beaumont Park and Ravensknowle are all charming places to explore.

yorkshire.com/huddersfield

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