If you’re after a never-ending list of things to do during your Swallows Nest break, you’re in luck! In Slaithwaite, you’re perfectly placed to enjoy a host of entertainment both right here on the doorstep of our luxury holiday cottage. Nearby in the surrounding villages and towns of Huddersfield, Marsden & Holmfirth, home to TV’s much-loved Last of the Summer Wine, you’ll also be spoiled for choice.
Slaithwaite itself boasts a ton of places well worth a visit, from the Handmade Bakery to the Green Valley Grocer (ideal to stock up on essentials ahead of a family meal in the cottage). There are also plenty of places to pick up great value food and drink, including Aldi and the Co-op, as well as a village post office, swimming pool and leisure centre, and a train station in the village centre offering convenient links to the surrounding area.
Here are some other places definitely worth a visit in Slaithwaite, Linthwaite, Marsden, and Holmfirth:
For something a little different, Made Good situated on Slaithwaite’s Britannia Road, offers a collection of post-war furniture and collectables. From big name designers and makers across Denmark & the UK to smaller upcoming designers to keep an eye on, you’ll always find something unique at Made Good.
The Emporium/The Gallery
Lovers of all things vintage will definitely want to pop into Slaithwaite’s The Emporium. With rails of vintage clothing and tables and shelves brimming with quirky retro finds, the shop – located in the centre of the village – is a real treasure trove for fans of memorabilia from yesteryear. You’ll find The Gallery in the very same building, with striking art work on each and every wall.
With a great collection of antique furniture, home furnishings and accessories, Cobweb Antiques in the centre of bustling Slaithwaite offers gift ideas or treats including books, jewellery and scarves.
For delicious homemade Italian-style ice cream made on the premises, try the artisan Vanilla Bean ice cream parlour and bistro. With coffee, homemade cakes and a tasty hot and cold menu, this popular destination is a favourite with locals and tourists alike.
Real Ale Pubs & Trails
Relax with a pint of craft beer or locally-produced ale at one of the village’s traditional establishments. Find all the details you need to take part in the Transpennine Ale Trail and enjoy a pint in every pub across Slaithwaite and Huddersfield.
Just a few miles down the road, the village of Marsden is well worth a visit, home to:
Riverhead Taps Brewery
Head to Marsden to sample the delights of the Riverhead Taps Brewery and Dining Room, which offers 10 real ale hand pumped beers, several of which are made on site. There’s also a first floor dining room offering exceptional food and great views of the local area.
Standedge Tunnel Visitors’ Centre
Britain’s longest canal tunnel, built in 1811, the Standedge Tunnel Visitors’ Centre has been restored for boat trips, and features a café and exhibition, too.
In Huddersfield’s Linthwaite, you’ll find the luxurious Titanic Spa, and the beautiful town of Holmfirth is just five miles away from the town centre. Huddersfield itself is home to Kingsgate Shopping Centre and a host of restaurants, bars and cafes.
Looking for something more specific to do in the local area?
The Kirklees website offers plenty of information for those new to Slaithwaite and West Yorkshire in general; hop over to the Kirklees Website for even more ideas to fill your days while staying at Swallows Nest.