Holmfirth

img278Holmfirth is a village in the Holme Valley and at the foot of the Pennines. It is located 6 mi south of Huddersfield. Holmfirth is probably one of the most famous villages in Yorkshire, because Last of the Summer Wine, a soap opera broadcast between 1973 and 2010, was filmed there. Holmfirth was also known in the early 1900s for the saucy postcards which were printed by the local firm Bamforth.

img279Holmfirth is a very typical village of that part of Yorkshire. Its houses are built in a dark yellow sandstone and there is quite an industrial feeling to the place. The village is crossed by a small river and it has some nice streets and buildings, including a nice church and some Victorian mills.

However, there is not much to do there, and although fans of Last of the Summer Wine will enjoy seeing the filming locations, the place can be visited very quickly. The village could also be much more charming if there was not so much traffic – it looks like as if it were crossed by the A1.

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Around Holmfirth:

Huddersfield

Marsden

Oakwell Hall