The centre of Huddersfield has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy and socialise in

By lucycooper123 On 22nd May 20

Study in Huddersfield

The large market town of Huddersfield is home to the University of Huddersfield which is located right in the heart of the town.

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University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield has been a university since 1992 but its origins date back to the 19th century. Teaching at Huddersfield has been recognised with a gold rating from the Teaching Excellence Framework. The university has world-leading applied research groups in biomedical sciences, engineering and physical sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.

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Huddersfield Student Life

The West Yorkshire town is known for its friendly residents, its rich architectural history and the Rugby League! Huddersfield may be small but it punches well above its weight with its offering for students outside of studies.

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10th April 2020

Cheap town to live in…

Transport is good and it is a cheap town to live in.

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 29th May 2020

Taxi's are cheap…

Taxi's are cheap and nights out have plenty of club options.

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14th May 2020

Student housing in Huddersfield is some of the cheapest…

Finally student housing in Huddersfield is some of the cheapest and nicest I've seen, very nice student houses, halls and studios all very well priced.

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4th July 2015

It's not that expensive…

Huddersfield is a great town for students. It's not that expensive and almost has everything needed for an amazing student life.

 

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Nights Out

Huddersfield is known for the number of bars it has, as well as how close they are to the university. The Queensgate area, just opposite campus, is the hub for all this so you won’t be stuck for nightlife. Popular student hotspot for clubbing include Camel Club and Maverick’s 80s Lounge, but there’s easily enough in the area to suit most tastes. If you fancy heading to a gig The Parish and Vinyl Tap are two out of a number of intimate and independent live music venues in the town.

Public Transport

Everything is close by and in walking distance, so you’ll only really need to use the buses if you end up living a long way outside of the main campus, which a few of the residential halls are. If this is the case, there’s a cheap bus pass you buy which brings your fare down to just £1 a trip. Huddersfield train station is very close to the university with regular trains to the nearest big cities such as Leeds and Manchester.

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Shopping

Huddersfield has lovely arcades and markets for those who enjoy a more unique shopping experience. Queensgate Indoor Market, Byram Arcade and the Open Market are the best places to pick up a variety of goods from independent sellers whether its weekly veggies or vintage clothes. For musos, your new favourite hangout will be Vinyl Tap which is renowned for its selection of old and new records. High-street shopping is also catered for with Kingsgate Centre and Piazza shopping centres housing all your favourite brands.

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Peak District National Park 

Living in Huddersfield gives you the opportunity to explore the stunning Peak District. You’ll find some of the best hikes in the UK as well as other activities to try such as mountain biking, caving, horseriding, climbing and so much more.

 

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John Smith Stadium

Huddersfield is renowned for its sporting credentials most notably as the birthplace of the Rugby League which was established in 1895. Head to John Smith Stadium to catch a rugby match with the Huddersfield Giants or Huddersfield Town football team. 

 

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Castle Hill

When you are feeling like you need to stretch your legs head to Castle Hill an ancient monument which dates back 4,000 years. Situated just outside the town, it’s a 45-minute walk up the hill, where you will be rewarded with fantastic views as far as the eye can see. 

 

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Manchester and Leeds

Needing to see the big city lights? Well, you only have to travel 20-minutes by train to Leeds or 40-mins to Manchester. Both cities are famous for cultural attractions, shopping, food and legendary nightlife.

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Lovely city. Interesting...

Lovely city. Interesting buildings. Quiet read more

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16th June 2021

I cant personally vouch...

I cant personally vouch all that much for the social and night life of huddersfield because that's not my scene, but I know theres a bunch of places to go and hang out with friends, along with a nice bus service to get you there if you dont drive read more

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29th May 2021

The university is in...

The university is in a very good location with a big train station. There are many places to eat in Huddersfield town, there are many restaurants with different options for different types of eaters. The food is a good price for students. read more

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1st April 2021

Everything is good for...

Everything is good for university students, haven’t had the full experience yet due to corona virus but I do believe there’s a lot of potential read more

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23rd March 2021

Have not experienced...

Have not experienced much due to covid but heard alot of good stuff from second and third years but its really cheap to live in huddersfield and buses are always on time with very friendly bus drivers read more

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17th March 2021

I really liked the city....

I really liked the city. It is quite calm and has all the necessary infrastructure. The prices in the shops are reasonable, there are enough places for entertainment and a lot of nature. The variety of landscapes is very inspiring, especially Castle Hill. read more

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17th March 2021

Eating out, Nights out...

Eating out, Nights out and Shopping are n/a considering covid, however other than that everything is fine. read more

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1st December 2020

Great places to eat...

Great places to eat out, plenty of options. I’ve never been our clubbing so I haven’t got much experience with that, plenty of your high street shops to treat yourself. There are different options of transport. The taxis usually turn up on time or early and buses are usually on time but are sometimes late due to traffic read more

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22nd August 2020

Little shopping, eat-out...

Little shopping, eat-out options, but excellent transport links. read more

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5th June 2020

Lack of shops here, however...

Lack of shops here, however plenty of food places, train station is close to the town centre, lack of places to go on a night out read more

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31st May 2020

To expensive and no shopping...

To expensive and no shopping at all. The food is really bad. read more

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29th May 2020

My favourite places to...

My favourite places to go in Huddersfield was: the public library (fully recommended getting a card there - it has Libby, a really cool library app), Waterstones, New Look, Primark, H & M, Spoons, and Nando's. There's also a Heavenly Desserts. It's a lovely town and has plenty of food shops and the train station is a 15 minute walk from the university. Taxi's are cheap and nights out have plenty of club options. There is a cinema that takes a 20 minute walk or a 10 minute drive. It has everything you need along with parks and incredible walks. read more

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22nd May 2020

The centre of Huddersfield...

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14th May 2020

With is being a smallish...

With is being a smallish town centre there rant loads of places to go n a night out but the places we have are great, you get to know the staff and bouncers who work especially student nights with makes you feel safe while on a night out. There are big chain restaurants such as spoons and revs but they also have lots of great independent cafes and places to eat that are great. I find the transport links to places like leeds, manchester, and halifax very good and reasonably priced. Finally student housing in huddersfield is some of the cheapest and nicest I've seen, very nice student houses, halls and studios all very well priced. read more

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12th May 2020

Huddersfield is a very...

Huddersfield is a very interesting town, with everything being very close in the centre. The only problem would be heavy traffic in my opinion read more

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21st April 2020

There is a range of restates...

There is a range of restates and the train station goes most places read more

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10th April 2020

Transport is good and...

Transport is good and it is a cheap town to live in. read more

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10th April 2020

Only one real club at...

Only one real club at the moment so not great in terms of nightlife read more

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10th April 2020

It's a good town, however...

It's a good town, however you're not in town when living at storthes. read more

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28th January 2020

Other than the University...

Other than the University and a few “clubs” there really is not much to do in Huddersfield! Which probably explains why it has a very high crime rate and is generally not a nice area to live in. read more

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24th October 2019

Small town student friendly,...

Small town student friendly, close to leeds read more

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24th September 2019

Before you visit Huddersfield...

Before you visit Huddersfield visit > https://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/Huddersfield read more

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24th November 2018

some areas are rough,...

some areas are rough, really rough, but dont let that put you off, its still a great place, with great transport, read more

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some areas are rough,...

some areas are rough, really rough, but dont let that put you off, its still a great place, with great transport, read more

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23rd July 2015

Love Huddersfield! It's...

Love Huddersfield! It's such a friendly town with a lovely feel to it :) Actually bought a house here now and am making it my 'forever home', staying after I leave uni :) read more

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member1011532
23rd July 2015

Shoppign isn't great...

Shoppign isn't great unless you're a really small size or like charity shops. A few places for nights out, but not many. Standard places to eat, but the KFC is rubbish and the McDOnalds is always busy read more

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JordanDavidson
23rd July 2015

Great life, great town,...

Great life, great town, friendly and full of students read more

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Ramisha384
4th July 2015

Huddersfield is a great...

Huddersfield is a great town for students. It's not that expensive and almost has everything needed for an amazing student life. read more

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4th July 2015

Public transport is good,...

Public transport is good, cheap and reliable. There's a range of nice places for food and drink, both affordable and more upmarket places. read more

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member119701
3rd July 2015

The places to eat in...

The places to eat in Huddersfield are fantastic, great places to drink too! Not fantastic for shopping but Leeds isn't too far away. Affordable to live there! read more

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member99741
2nd July 2015

Really pretty place to...

Really pretty place to live. Bit rough in areas and taxi drivers are dangerous. But the pubs do good ale. read more

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2nd July 2015

Lovely little town with...

Lovely little town with great pubs and nightlife but not too big or expensive. read more

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1st July 2015

It's got all the essentials...

It's got all the essentials and it's an awesome night out, plus it's not far from Leeds or Manchester read more

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olivia96
1st July 2015

As Huddersfield is only...

As Huddersfield is only a town it doesn't offer the vast range of shops and clubs which may be found else where in the big cities. However due to its location the drinks and living costs are cheap , in other words you get more for your money. The night life despite being more limited Is good and always packed. There I'd a small shopping centre with high street shops along with a range of other big brands and also some local business and markets. Transport links are excellent with connections by bus or train being easily found to most destinations. read more

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1st July 2015

Great town with a lively...

Great town with a lively night life and some amazing food places read more

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1st July 2015

awful nights out. food...

awful nights out. food is ok but not a lot going on read more

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