Holmfirth in general Reviews
Newest Review: ... here are very old and the hills surrounding the town make the place look very scenic. You can pay £4 for a bus trip to tour Holmfirth, or £2 to tour the town by foot. There are also lots of places to walk within the local area, so this is a great location for hikers to visit. There are a number of nice pubs, cafes and restaurants in Holmfirth. Sid's Café is a personal favourite of mine, as it appears in Last of the Summer Wine and you can purchase lots of memorabilia in there, as well as a cup of Yorkshire tea and a toasted tea cake! You can pick up local produce from the butcher's, bakery and farmers' market. The town also has a... more
Customer Holmfirth in general Reviews (5)
by - written on 29/12/09 (Very useful, 72 readings)
Holmfirth is located in West Yorkshire and sandwiched between Saddleworth Moor and Huddersfield, Holmfirth is an old mill town that many are familiar with because it was used as the filming location for Last of the Summer Wine. The buildings here are very old and the hills surrounding the town make the place look very scenic. You can pay £4 for a bus trip to tour Holmfirth, or £2 to tour the town by foot. There are also lots of places to walk within the local area, so this is a great location for hikers to visit. There are a number of nice pubs, cafes and restaurants in Holmfirth. Sid's Café is a personal favourite of mine, as it appears in Last of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/03/01, updated on 26/03/01 (Very useful, 458 readings)
Living extremely close to Holmfirth myself, I fail to see the attraction of three old men sliding down a field in a bath tub, but there ya go. There's nowt so queer as folk, as we quaint little villagers like to say as we potter about in our wellingtons, eat fish and chips and say 'ey up chuck' in a broad yorkshire, rough inbred kinda way. I've lived in close proximity to this tourist honey trap for the best part of twelve years now and before that in the also lovely little town of Huddersfield so i feel i am qualified to comment. I feel there are a hell of a lot of people who need to realise that we don't all look like Compo, or dress like Nora ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/11/00, updated on 06/11/00 (Useful, 140 readings)
I have been to Holmfirth a number of times over the years when the Folk Festival has been on. The place itself is charming - lovely scenery, friendly people, plenty of cafes' pubs and eateries for those people visiting for the day or weekend. The town itself is extremely hilly, the archiecture is delightful and when the Folk Festival is on the town is really vibrant. You can visit the cafe which appeared in Last Of the Summer Wine of course, and many references are made to the program wherever you go in Holmfirth. There's 'Summer Wine' this and 'Foggy's' that - it'scharming more than irritating though. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/10/00, updated on 11/10/00 (Useful, 43 readings)
Holmfirth is a pleasant, small Yorkshire town. Its only claim to fame is that Last of the Summer Wine is filmed here, so if the thought of visiting Nora Batty’s house has you leaping about with excitement, it’s probably the prefect destination. The architecture is traditional but the presence of hectic traffic makes it much like any other English rural settlement. It takes ages just to get across the road, and any interesting buildings or quaint alleyways are viewed to the accompaniment of roaring motorbikes, white van horns and thundering lorries. Holmfirth luckily hasn’t developed the archetypal town centre with M & S, C & A et al. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/08/00, updated on 20/06/03
This is a nice place to visit. It as a nice market and is on the side on a river. They have lots of tourist shops and is near to the moors. It is near to Huddersfield and barnsley which are good shopping places. Though what holmfirth is best known for is the last of the summer wine, which there are tours and gifts to buy. The only problem with this place is that there is no beach, so you cant take your bucket and spade. Overall this is a nice place to visit for a day or a weekend but no longer ... Read the complete review
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