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in the county of West Yorkshire
Mill Fold, Golcar, West Yorkshire

About Golcar

Sturdily built of stone, this small hill town is perched north of the River Colne and the now restored Huddersfield Narrow Canal. The canal, built in 1794, left abandoned and derelict for decades, now presents fine opportunities for river pleasures and has a visitors centre. This little weaving town thrived as a place of cottage industry in the days before steam took over and put the cottagers out of business. There is now a museum in a terrace of weavers cottages, showing the Spinning Jenny, invented by James Hargreaves, and hand looms and living rooms where wool was once spun. There is a splendid parish church and many attractive old stone houses and cottages to be seen.

Golcar is a short distance from Hudderfield and a few miles from the magnificent countryside of the Peak District National Park.

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St George's Square, Huddersfield, from the station car park.

Huddersfield (98 Pictures) in the county of West Yorkshire

(2.6 miles, 4.1 km, direction E of Golcar)

Huddersfield is a lively and interesting town that offers a rich cultural experience...


Almondbury (6 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of West Yorkshire

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction E of Golcar)

Almondbury is one of the oldest and prettiest of the villages dominating the edge of the Pennine moors...

Standedge Tunnel, Marsden

Marsden (33 Pictures) in the county of West Yorkshire

(4.4 miles, 7.0 km, direction SW of Golcar)

Marsden offers visitors a wealth of heritage, particularly in association with the town's expansion which came about during the heady days of the Industrial Revolution...

Holmfirth Village, West Riding

Holmfirth (40 Pictures) in the county of West Yorkshire

(5.2 miles, 8.3 km, direction SE of Golcar)

This is a place that will forever be associated with the gentle, romantic comedy "Last of the Summer Wine" which has graced our TV screens for more than a quarter of a century...

Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival Weekend

Sowerby Bridge (11 Pictures) in the county of West Yorkshire

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction NW of Golcar)

Surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the South Pennines, with the town's gentle scenery being enhanced by the River Calder and the River Ryburn on which the town stands...

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Marsden Moor, Yorkshire

Marsden Moor Estate (2 Pictures)

(4.2 miles, 6.8 km, direction SW)

Marsden Moor was gifted to the National Trust in 1955 by Captain Sir Joseph Benedict Everard Henry Radcliffe in lieu of death.....

Eureka Science Museum  - Yorkshire - 1996

Eureka! Museum for Children (3 Pictures)

(5.6 miles, 9.0 km, direction N)


Robin Hoods Grave, Kirklees Priory, West Yorkshire

Robin Hood's Grave (4 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.1 km, direction NE)


Kirklees Priory Gatehouse, West Yorkshire

Kirklees Priory (2 Pictures)

(5.8 miles, 9.4 km, direction NE)

Home of the wicked Prioress who bled the unsuspecting Robin Hood to death. All that remains today is the Priory Gatehouse and.....

Dewsbury Museum in Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

Dewsbury Museum (1 Pictures)

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction NE)


Pit head gear at Caphouse Colliery

National Coal Mining Museum (33 Pictures)

(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction E)


National Museum of Photography, Film and TV. Bradford.

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (3 Pictures)

(11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction N)


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