Located at the confluence of the River Holme and Colme, the market town of Huddersfield is the tenth largest town in the United Kingdom. Huddersfield is primarily a market town. Despite the university in the town providing for the maximum number of employment to the people, there is a textile industry in the town. Though the number of people working in the industry has declined, there is a still woolen industry which is surviving. Chemical and engineering industries also flourish in this industry.
The town is full of great architecture which has a great Victorian aura. This town has the third highest number of listed buildings in the country. Some of the notable landmarks in this town include the Huddersfield Town Hall, the Pack Horse Centre, Huddersfield parish Church, Market Hall, Greenhead Park, Beaumont Park, the Piazza and many more. All these buildings showcase the rich cultural heritage of the country.
With a number of primary school, secondary schools and colleges, the education in this town provides good scope to the people. For higher education, the University of Huddersfield provide for great scope in research. The university is also incidentally one of the highest employers in this market town.
Australian rule football team, motorcycle speedway, association football, rugby football and football are the major sports that the people engage in. There are many clubs which impart training to the people who are interested to learn these games.
The town commutes easily with the help of great road, rail, canal and bus services.