Location, location, location. Beautiful countryside, independent shops, big nightlife, sporting legends… they’re all on your doorstep when you’re living in Huddersfield.

And did we mention the people? This has to be one of the friendliest places on earth. Also, Lonely Planet has voted our county of Yorkshire one of the world’s top destinations.

A perfect day in Huddersfield

Wish you were here? So do we. Explore fantastic locations – inspired by Lonely Planet’s student guide to Huddersfield.

Keep it casual with a coffee with friends before checking out the shops and events in Huddersfield town centre. You won’t have to go far to grab a bite to eat later on.

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Local landmarks around Huddersfield

Callum takes you on a round up of local landmarks around Huddersfield. There’s plenty to do and see.

See the landmarks

It’s hard to put into words just how special Huddersfield is, but pictures give you a much better idea. Take a look at our gallery of photos taken by students and staff.

Two girls stand on a stone in the Greenhead Park lake.Explore the Greenhead Park lake

Lower cost of living

Huddersfield is just the place to find your feet and become more independent. Unlike some large cities, Huddersfield offers a relatively low cost of living, giving you more for your money. This means it’s easier to enjoy all that Huddersfield, the University and the surrounding areas have to offer with fewer compromises. 

Easy access to local, big cities

Leeds and Manchester are both just a quick train ride away. This means you can enjoy the best of city life including social, cultural and entertainment events, while living and studying in a friendly and welcoming town.

And, with good connections to the M62 and M1 it’s easy to reach the rest of the UK by car or bus.


Lonely Planet guide

Get to know the local charms by downloading our free introductory guide to Huddersfield which has been produced by Lonely Planet.

Download here