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Bus travel to Huddersfield with megabus

Coach Travel to Huddersfield with megabus

Take a bus to Huddersfield for a proper taste of Yorkshire. This pretty market town has plenty of strings to its bow. Admire the panorama from the top of Castle Hill, then head to one of the town’s pubs to sample a pint of real ale. When you fancy exploring further afield, you’ve got the Pennine Hills and Britain's biggest canal tunnel on your doorstep. You’re also within day-tripping distance of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Here are the sights you won’t want to miss…

Huddersfield: top 3 things to do

1. Ride the Kirklees Light Railway

Hop on a miniature steam train for a scenic journey through the Pennine Hills. The route takes you 3.5 miles, from Clayton West to Shelley. It also connects with various walking trails, and you can buy an all-day ticket if you want the flexibility of getting on and off when you like. To get here, catch the 80 or 81 bus from the town centre. The journey takes about 40 minutes.

 

2. Sail through Standedge Tunnel

Don your hardhat and venture into Britain’s longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel. You can have a quick nosy around on the 30-minute boat trip, or travel the full 3.25-mile length of the tunnel on the two-hour tour. Getting here is easy. The train from Huddersfield to Marsden takes 15 minutes, and then it’s just a short walk along the canal.

 

3. Admire the view from Castle Hill

Make the trek to the top of Castle Hill and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Huddersfield and the surrounding countryside. The hill’s summit plays host to the grade II listed Victoria Tower, which you can climb up for a couple of pounds. The 341 bus from the town centre drops you off at the bottom of the hill within 10 minutes.

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Huddersfield: getting around

Travelling to Huddersfield by coach means you don’t have the hassle of driving or parking. Plus, book a cheap ticket with megabus and you can usually look forward to added extras like free WiFi*, charging points* and a 20kg luggage allowance.

Your bus to Huddersfield will drop you off in the centre of town, so you can start exploring straight away. Huddersfield is a compact town, which means walking is often your best bet for getting around. If you don’t fancy putting in the legwork, you can hop on the town’s free bus service instead. Buses stop at key locations including the Kingsgate Centre, the train station and the University of Huddersfield.

Huddersfield is a great base for exploring the north of England. Manchester and Leeds are both only half an hour away by train, with direct services departing from Huddersfield train station in the town centre.

Huddersfield: best for shopping

Your coach to Huddersfield will drop you off in the centre of town, which means you can be browsing the shops within minutes of arriving. If it’s high street brands you’re after, make a beeline for New Street, King Street and the Kingsgate Centre, where you’ll find the likes of Next and House of Fraser.

Just around the corner, you’ve got the popular Byram Arcade. Here, three floors of independent shops and boutiques offer up everything from vintage fashion to handmade arts and crafts.

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Huddersfield for free: our top 3

1. Wander through Greenhead Park

Just a 10-minute walk from the town centre, Greenhead Park is a great place for a pit stop. You can complete a loop of the ornamental lake, check out the plants in the conservatory, and catch a live music performance at the bandstand. If you’re feeling peckish, pop in to the Café in the Park for a bite to eat.

2. Check out Huddersfield Art Gallery

Huddersfield Art Gallery is right in the centre of town, so it’s easy to drop by for a quick visit. The rotating display of artwork features paintings, drawings and sculptures by local and international artists. Make sure you pop in to the Yorkshire Makers section of the gallery. This unique gift shop sells prints, ceramics and jewellery, which have all been made locally.

3. Visit the Tolson Museum

Find out a bit more about Huddersfield’s history at the Tolson Museum. This places houses treasures from the Roman times up to the present day. The main attraction is the only fully-restored Valveless car in the country, which was manufactured in the town. Lots of buses run from the town centre to the museum, and the journey takes around 15 minutes.

Book your bus to Huddersfield using the journey planner on this page for the cheapest megabus tickets.

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