by Zoha Tariq
Heritage is the soul of a place. It not only gives perspective to the atmosphere, but also guides and educates us of the past long-gone. Huddersfield is quaint town famous for its architecture, and of course, as the birthplace of Sir Harold Wilson. But as we look around, there is more. The landscapes, the buildings, the galleries, they tell a story far more intriguing. We will explore briefly the historical adventure that Huddersfield has to offer its visitors:
Perhaps the most distinguished landscape and most popular hiking trail in Huddersfield, Castle Hill is an ancient monument dating back almost 4000 years. On top of the hills is the Victoria Tower, the most conspicuous landmark of Huddersfield, attracting tourists from all over UK and beyond. Castle Hill has been a place of recreation for hundreds of years, and its ancient ruins and fascinating geography have made it a subject of legend, speculation, and scientific study.
Over 130 years old, Greenhead park is the best place you can find to unwind, relax, and enjoy the wonderful landscape and scenery Huddersfield has to offer. Facilitating sports and play area, along with a conservatory and café, Greenhead Park is one of the best places to be in Huddersfield.
Huddersfield Art Gallery
Holding over 700 paintings and featuring collections from artists such as L.S.Lowry, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, Huddersfield Art Gallery is one of the most visited and appreciated by students and elderly alike.
Housing data and records almost 200 years old, Heritage Quay acts as the information, records management and archives service at the University of Huddersfield, with these services available to researchers, students, academics, and members of the public. It also hosts various exhibitions and events for students to indulge in various facets of history and culture.
The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre
Developed in partnership with University of Leeds-based Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association, this permanent exhibition at University of Huddersfield serves as a powerful warning to the horror anti-Semitism and all forms of racial prejudices can unleash upon humankind by illustrating the story of Nazi persecution of Jews during Hitler’s reign.
Oakwell Hall and Country Park
Not technically in Huddersfield but a worthwhile excursion for fans of the famous Bronte sisters. Oakwell Hall houses Bronte family collections and civil war relics, some dating back to 17th century. A beautiful Elizabethan manor, Oakwell Hall is furnished to provide an insight into a post-English civil war household.