Marsden Travel Guide

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Marsden Overview

Marsden is a little village 7 miles west of Huddersfield, and within the Borough of Kirklees. It has the very beautiful River Colne running through it, as well as the Wessenden Brook. With a population of 3500, it is a thriving local community home to many a television set including 'Last of the Summer Wine' and 'Where The Heart Is'. Sitting on the rail line between Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria, it is within the Marsden and Meltham Moors, and in close proximity to Saddleworth Moor, famous for the Moors Murders.

You can also find the Standedge Visitor Centre here which is home to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal tunnel which opened in 1811. You can take trips into the first part of the tunnel, but from end to end it takes approximately 3 hours.

Marsden is also famous for its annual Jazz Festival which takes place during October and sees numerous live performances, mainly free in local parks and bars. The village becomes a weekend of activity and sees people travel from far and wide.

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