Holmfirth is a small Pennine town within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. It is 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Huddersfield and 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Glossop, and is almost central to the cities of Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester. Leeds/Bradford Airport, and Manchester Airport are both within a 45 minute drive.
The area is known as the Holme Valley, as the town is centred upon the confluence of the Holme and Ribble rivers. It mostly consists of stone-built cottages nestled in the Pennine hills. The Peak District National Park beyond Holme Moss, is 4 miles (6.4 km) to the south west of the town.
Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Holmfirth was once a centre for pioneering film-making by Bamforth & Co., which later switched to the production of saucy seaside postcards. More recently it has become well known as the location of the situation comedy Last of the Summer Wine.
The town now has many excellent restaurants and dining pubs, gift and craft shops. Several well know artists, potters, sculptors and crafters have their studios in Holmfirth, and some offer residential workshops. Throughout the year, there are numerous festivals, specialist markets, and events, and the Picturedrome music venue plays host to many internationally renowned musicians and bands.
The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside, which offers a great selection of walks and cycle routes, such as the Trans Pennine Trail, the Pennine Cycleway, and the Pennine Way.