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Holmfirth in general
Member Name: Clurbur85
Holmfirth in general
Advantages: Relaxing, lots of local shops, very scenic.
Disadvantages: There's not a lot for kids to do.
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 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 cobbler's, a jewellers and lots of other independent stores. It makes a change to find a town that isn't dominated by superstores.
I don't think this is a place to take young children because there is no beach, or swimming pool to entertain them, but Holmfirth is a lovely place for a couple to visit for a weekend away from it all.
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