The metropolitan borough of Kirklees is a local government district located of West Yorkshire, with its most populous town Huddersfield, serving as the administrative centre for the region. Other cities and villages in the area of Kirklees include Dewsbury, Batley, Mirfield, Marsden and, Birstall. The borough came to life on the 01st of April 1974 with the joining of eleven districts that served previously as local government districts. The communities that joined in with Kirklees were Mirfield, Kirkburton, Kirkburton, Meltham, Heckmondwike, Denby Dale, Colne Valley, Dewsbury, Batley, Spenborough and Huddersfield. After sifting through over fifty probable names, the unified councils finally decided on the name Kirklees after the crumbling Cistercian nunnery, Kirklees Priory which allegedly is the burial grounds of the legendary Robin Hood.
Kirklees forms part of Peak District and the South Pennines, the lovely Marsden Moor is located right in the borough, and there are many parks in the region offering visitors plenty of opportunities to take long walks, cycle, explore wildlife and drink in the scenic backdrops. Make the most of your car hire with a road trip through Peak District’s scenic driving routes. Take a dip in history and be carried back to days of yore with countless museums, art galleries and historic building in Kirklees. Visit Huddersfield, the home of the Ruby league or, enjoy a comprehensive shopping experience in Holme Valley. Cycle to your heart’s content on the numerous cycle paths in Colne Valley or take a breather at one of North Kirklees many soothing spas.