Located halfway between Manchester and Leeds, Huddersfield has a population of roughly 150,000. It has been known as a market town since Saxon times.
The University of Huddersfield and manufacturing companies are the chief employers in Huddersfield. Rail services to other Northern cities run often, with frequent express trains to Leeds and Manchester. A comprehensive bus network runs in Huddersfield for those who choose not to drive.
For architecture buffs, Huddersfield provides a large number of Victorian buildings and has the third most listed buildings of anywhere in England. The surrounding countryside provides numerous opportunities to explore castles and ruins, stately homes, gardens, and more. Huddersfield itself boasts various galleries, museums, markets, and parks.
Residents describe Huddersfield and friendly, with diverse entertainment and shopping areas and a lively nightlife, thanks in part to the student population.