Huddersfield Mini Guide
The Peak District was one of the first national parks to be created in England and it's moorland is mostly made of gritstone and limestone. The Peak District is the world’s second most popular national park coming only after Mount Fuji National Park in Japan
. It's definitely worth a visit and a hire car in Huddersfield is a comfortable way to travel around the area. The more than 500 square kilometres that make up the Peak District cover the southern end of the Pennines and many counties including Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire.
The Yorkshire Dales are also a fantastic place to go walking and enjoy nature and is similarly characterised as an upland area and a national park. These dramatically beautiful river valleys and the hills that lie between them provide a popular area to go caving and potholing. The dales have around 10 systems of caverns on offer.
Huddersfield’s economy used to be based on the textile industry but now tourism is the main focus. The town has a host of restaurants, bars and places to stay, while there is a large shopping centre and an outdoor market to cover your retail needs. There are more listed buildings in Huddersfield, which is a university town, than anywhere else in the country bar Bristol
In your hire car it is only a short drive south west to Manchester. Manchester Airport is one of the world’s best and has flights to many destinations across the globe. It is also possible to pick up your Rhino rental car from Manchester
or it's airport. However, the nearest international airport is actually at Leeds Bradford
Huddersfield has existed since Saxon times and played an important part during the Industrial Revolution. Today it is a popular short break destination for its history, sport and beautiful countryside surrounding it. For the best view of the town, hire a car and drive to the top of Castle Hill.
From there the town is laid out before you, nestled in the Yorkshire Moorland. A slightly scary experience nearby is a boat trip into the longest canal tunnel in the UK at Marsden and Standedge Tunnel End. Here, you’ll glide along in total darkness, much as the early barges did.