Car hire in Huddersfield
Nestling in the eastern foothills of the Pennines, this charming market town boasts stunning Victorian architecture, family-friendly attractions and a packed diary of events throughout the year.
What I need to know
If you want to find the best car hire deals so you can explore this part of the country, we will check 1,500 local car hire suppliers to ensure you get something that fits the bill. It's a really simple process, with just one form involved and no credit card fee either.
Where to pick up my car
Pick-up points are located in convenient spots throughout the town centre, as well as nearby landmarks such as the football stadium.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Huddersfield is the ideal destination for a rambling holiday, a romantic trip away or a break with the family.
The Green Flag-award winning Greenhead Park is an oasis of calm in the busy town centre, while visitors should definitely check out Standedge Tunnel - Britain's longest canal tunnel that stands beneath the beautiful Pennine countryside.
Bradford is just a short drive away up the M62 and the M606. It's particularly famous for the National Media Museum, which gives a fascinating insight into the history of technologies we take for granted today.
Leeds is also a short distance up the road and offers attractions including the Royal Armouries Museum, Roundhay Park and Kirkstall Abbey. And en route you can soak up the great scenery in the Pennines.
Eating and drinking
Huddersfield boasts a great mix of places to eat and drink, from sophisticated restaurants specialising in fine dining to traditional pubs serving up classic dishes like pie and chips.
Things to do
Kirklees Light Gauge Railway is a charming attraction that has been delighting visitors since 1991 and is a great way to experience the scenery and panoramic views on offer in the South Pennine foothills.
Visitors should also make a point of going to Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, which has been restored for boat trips and includes a cafe and a fascinating exhibition.
The Victoria Tower is a Grade II-listed structure on the summit of Castle Hill and is perhaps its most recognisable landmark. It's a wonderful viewpoint for the surrounding area and therefore essential for anyone visiting this part of West Yorkshire.