Holmfirth

Made famous by 'Last of the Summer Wine', it is a vibrant and charming town.

A well known part of the TV series:  Last of the Summer Wine Popular pub in very quaint location. Holds annual beer festival. The back streets of Holmfirth are fasinating and well worth exploering. There are also interestinsg shops and cafes up th back streets. There are many tea rooms and cafes but who is that at the window?

The centre of Holfirth will be well recognised by fans of Last Of The Summer Wine. With the river running through the centre, steps and steep, narrow cobbled roads lead away from the church that was built on the site of the original fifteenth century church.

Climbing through the ginnels that zig-zag up the hill you soon get a feel for how life must have been many years ago. Taking time to pause and turn round, you get a marvellous view of the town and the beautiful countryside that surrounds it.

Holmfirth’s character stems from sandstone buildings that are arranged on the steep hillsides that form the Holme Valley.

Many of these buildings date back to the era when the cloth trade brought much wealth to the north of England especially this part of West Yorkshire where mills abounded and magnificent houses were built by the mill owners.

Holmfirth has a history of over half a millennium and has much to delight the tourist, the photographer, the historian, the walker; in fact everyone.

Shopping in Holmfirth is a must having many interesting shops selling quality giftware, clothing, books, doll’s houses, toys, crafts, soft furnishings as well as food and everyday items.

There are plenty of lovely restaurants, catering for a wide variety of tastes.

The Picturedrome is a privately owned cinema that is establishing itself as a very popular concert venue attracting people from all over the country. It also houses the local postcard museum, oh and shows the occasional film! Holmfirth also boasts an intimate theatre presenting many quality plays and has its own restaurant geared to accommodate the theatre goer.

Every year Holmfirth hosts a very popular folk festival. There is also an art week where local artists exhibit their work in many location throughout the town. See the Events page for details.