University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Huddersfield is a lively town for students to live and study in

Huddersfield ISC students enjoying campus

Huddersfield is one of the most affordable towns in the UK to study, leaving you with more money to spend on enjoying your student life. There are many activities, shops, and sites of natural beauty to explore in and around Huddersfield. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Diverse shopping and dining

Browse the stalls of Queensgate Market

Queensgate market is located on Princess Alexandra Walk and is filled with fruit and vegetable stalls, coffee shops, hairdressers and more. Outside, Huddersfield town centre is home to a wide range of high street shops.

Eat at Gringos Mexican Smokehouse

For a festive night out, visit Gringos for highly rated Mexican/American food in Huddersfield. Nestled in the viaducts below the railway, Gringos can be found on Viaduct Street, an easy walk from campus and at the heart of the city.

Stop for coffee at Crumbals on the Corner

Huddersfield students love the range of cakes and great coffee on offer at this cosy café. Find it on Peel Street in Marsden, close to Huddersfield. This pretty, canal side village is the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon stroll.

Lively entertainment

See a show at Lawrence Batley Theatre

The Lawrence Batley Theatre hosts a wide range of performances, including family operas, plays, comedy, contemporary dance and more. Why not join in one of their theatre classes, creative sessions or workshops?

Walk to the top of Castle Hill

The historic Castle Hill is a well-known landmark in Huddersfield. First developed as an Iron Age hill fort, it then became home to a castle in the Middle Ages. Walk to the top today, and you’ll see the tower built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

Watch Huddersfield Town play

If you enjoy watching football (soccer), you can watch Huddersfield Town play at John Smith’s Stadium. They are an English Premier League team, and play against rivals like Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Explore the city and the country

Discover two National Parks

Limestone crags, underground caves, traditional farms and rich woodlands; the Yorkshire Dales is a fantastic place to go for a day in the countryside. You’ll find this National Park to the north of Huddersfield. Travel south to find the Peak District, another National Park with scenery just as beautiful.

Visit nearby cities

Leeds and Manchester are just 30 minutes away by train. You can also get to London in less than three hours. So you’re never far from some of the UK’s best nightlife, shopping and culture. Admire the beauty of the John Ryland’s Library or take an Old Trafford stadium tour in Manchester. Visit Leeds to explore range of fascinating historic sites and shop in the quaint County Arcade.

You’ll love it here

Whatever your interests, you will find something on-campus and off to have a full and exciting student life exploring all Huddersfield has to offer.

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