By Oliver Thompson
With some of the warmest weather of the year approaching this weekend, we’ve compiled of list of the top five things to do and visit in Huddersfield over the summer months.
5. Tolson Museum
The Tolson Museum shows a perfect snapshot of the surrounding area of Huddersfield, from prehistoric to the present day.
There are numerous displays to look at including an extensive taxidermy collection. The finds range from Roman to textiles, from birds to transport, the museum is Huddersfield’s own history book.
4. Castle Hill
Huddersfield unofficial mascot, which has been inhabited for more than 5000 years. Castle Hill is surrounded in many myths and legends and offers breathtaking views of Huddersfield and the picturesque Pennine Valleys.
The Victoria Tower stands proud on top of the old hill fort and is open to visitors during weekend hours. The site which once hosted bare-knuckled prize fights, bowling greens and a public house is now popular with kite flyers and tourists.
3. Beaumont Park
The park was given to the People of Huddersfield as a gift from Henry Frederick Beaumont to be a place of relaxation and leisure for the local townsfolk. The park was awarded a ‘Green Flag Award’ by the Environment charity Keep Britain Tidy and still maintains it’s stunning viewpoints around Kirklees in the quite suburb of the town.
2. Greenhead Park
The park includes tennis courts, skate parks, children’s play area and the last operational paddling pool in Kirklees.
1. Kirklees Light Railway
Without a doubt the top thing to do according to TripAdvisor. The Kirklees Light Railway operates from Clayton West to Shelley (a distance of 3.5 miles).
The railway offers the family a unique experience travelling in a retro train through Huddersfield.
The KLR also hosts numerous events such as a Pizza & Prosecco Sunset Service and a Rail Ale Evening.