Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, is a pretty little mill town straddling the Pennines and not too far from the Peak District National Park. Best known as “that place where (BBC comedy) Last of the Summer Wine was set”, it’s easy to see why Holmfirth was chosen as the filming location—it’s all stone cottages, winding cobbled streets and unspoilt moorland.
On that note: I’m showing my age here (*cough* 32 as of this month) but stick the theme tune in your ears for the rest of this post…
While up north at the start of September, I badgered my family into going somewhere different and we decided to pop over the Yorkshire border for an hour or so.
While Holmfirth doesn’t have much in the way of things to do, beyond visiting a tearoom or going on a charity shop crawl, it’s nice to visit if you’re in the area.
Also: dogs here have PINK MOHICANS.
3 things to do in Holmfirth
The Wrinkled Stocking Tearoom, 30 Huddersfield Road | Next to Nora Batty’s cottage, this tearoom keeps it local with produce sourced nearby or made in-house.
Briggs & Oliver Antiques, 16 Huddersfield Road | Well-curated shop selling old wares for fair prices. I picked up a lovely old flour bin that was worth lugging back to London.
The Cheese Shop, Norridge Bottom | Stocking local and regional cheeses, and sourcing any others you may want, this is the kind of shop you can’t walk into without buying something (the brie was delicious).
Places to stay in Holmfirth
If you’re a “Last of the Summer Wine” fan, I don’t think there’s really any other option than to stay in Nora Batty’s cottage—but be organised as it gets booked up well in advance.