The town is better known as the location for the popular BBC TV series Last of the Summer Wine, with thousands of fans making the journey every year to visit such locations as Sid's Cafe and Nora Batty's Steps.

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The town is particularly associated with an unusual choral folk song, known as the Holmfirth Anthem.[14]

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The town originally grew up around a corn mill and bridge in the 13th century. Three hundred years later Holmfirth expanded rapidly as the growing cloth trade grew and the production of stone and slates from the surrounding quarries increased. The present parish church was built in 1778 after the church built in 1476 was swept away in a flood the previous year. In 1850 Holmfirth railway station opened, on the branch line built by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company.

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Holmfirth constitutes a town of its own almost seven miles (11 km) south of the larger town of Huddersfield. While the town of Holmfirth itself is comparatively small, it is surrounded by several hamlets and villages. These neighbouring settlements are often collectively referred to as "Holmfirth" and include:- Austonley, Arrunden, Burnlee, Cinderhills, Cliff, Deanhouse, Gully, Flushhouse, Hade Edge, Thongsbridge, Upperthong and Washpit. Many of these are located on Cartworth Moor.

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Whether you're away on holiday or just in town for an event, there's plenty of options for overnight accommodation in Holmfirth.

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Holmfirth Choral Society hold regular classical choral music concerts in Holmfirth Civic Hall [12] and the Holme Valley Orchestra plays throughout the year [13]

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Roy Wright was appointed editor of The Huddersfield Daily Examiner in 2002. Prior to this he was assistant editor of The Liverpool Echo for three years. He has also worked at the Hull Daily Mail as well as a number of Press agencies.

Holmfirth is also home to a wide range of eating places, including restaurants, wine bars, pubs take-aways that cater for a wide variety of tastes. Holmfirth is one of the most popular and much loved destinations in West Yorkshire, with visitors flocking to the sleepy town all year round.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner is the leading morning title read throughout the Huddersfield and Holmfirth areas.

View across Holmfirth to Castle Hill, Huddersfield, taken from Dunsley Bank Road

Holmfirth (and the surrounding countryside) is the setting for the BBC's long-running comedy Last of the Summer Wine. Thousands of tourists flock to the area each year to enjoy scenery and locations familiar from the series. Filming of the TV Slaithwaite-based drama, Where the Heart Is, had also taken place in and around the area.

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Visit the Last of the Summer Wine exhibition inside Compo’s House, where there’s a collection of photographs and memorabilia, stay in Nora’s Cottage or opt for a guided 10 mile tour of the area.

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The town's cinema, the Picturedrome, which opened in 1912 as the Valley Theatre,[15] is now a live music venue and has been nominated for the NME Best Small Venue. It hosts various music events. Acts such as Adam Ant, Bad Manners, the Buzzcocks, Evile, Fish, Half Man Half Biscuit, Hawkwind, John Martyn, Ocean Colour Scene, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Ron Sexsmith, Saxon, Suzi Quatro and the Beat have performed.[16][17][18][19][20]

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Ancient documents have the town's name spelt 'Holm Frith' which can be translated as 'Holly Wood', though the word "Firth" is an old English name meaning 'wood and woodland' indicating the name means Holme woods.

Other villages and hamlets within the Holmfirth post town include:- Brockholes, Fulstone, Jackson Bridge, Hepworth, Holme, Holmbridge, Honley, Meltham, Netherthong, New Mill, Scholes, Totties, Underbank and Wooldale.

The great outdoors The Peak District National Park and the National Trust Marsden Moor Estate provide a beautiful backdrop to the Holme Valley villages, whilst the countryside around the villages...


Located in the heart of the beautiful Holme Valley, Holmfirth is a small town that sits just north of the Peak District in West Yorkshire.

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Local men who served and died in the First and Second World Wars are commemorated on the Holme Valley War Memorial found outside Holme Valley Memorial Hospital.

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With such a wide range of eateries and cuisine available, you really will be spoiled for choice with Holmfirth's award winning restaurants and pubs.

Holmfirth Art Week, with its July exhibition in the Civic Hall, raises money for Macmillan Cancer Relief.[21]

Holmfirth's Film Festival and Festival of Folk are held every May, and its Arts Festival takes place over two weeks in June.

Holmfirth was the home of Bamforth & Co Ltd, who were well known for their cheeky seaside postcards – although around the time of the First World War, they produced postcards of a more sober nature. The printing works on Station Road has now been converted into residential flats.

Whilst Last of the Summer Wine is a major visitor attraction, it certainly isn't the only reason people visit Holmfirth year in and year out. With it's breathtaking scenery across the Holme Valley, Holmfirth is also popular with walkers and wildlife enthusiasts alike, and if that isn't enough there are some wonderful attractions to be seen in the town itself.

The Holme Valley Brass Band Contest takes place each year at the civic hall.[24]

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Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Holmfirth was once a centre for pioneering film-making by Bamforth & Co., which later switched to the production of saucy seaside postcards. Between 1973 and 2010 both Holmfirth and the Holme Valley became well known as the filming location of the BBC's situation comedy Last of the Summer Wine.