Marsden, located 7 miles West of Huddersfield, is the last significant settlement
on the West Yorkshire side of the Standedge crossing of the Pennines into Greater
The village is surrounded on three sides by the high moors which are called Marsden
Moor and Meltham Moor. Marsden Moor Estate, which surrounds Marsden to the west and
south, is in the care of the National Trust (NT). The estate, and several reservoirs
also to be found on the moors, form an area of beautiful scenery ideal for walking
and cycling. In 2010 Marsden gained Walkers are Welcome status in recognition of
its well maintained footpaths, facilities and information for walkers and ramblers.
The village is host to several festivals and cultural events throughout the year.
Marsden Cuckoo Day, which is a day-long festival held annually in Spring (April),
with clog dancing, a duck race, music, a procession and a famous "cuckoo walk". There
is also the annual Marsden Jazz Festival each October and the Imbolc festival each
winter, in which the triumph of the Green Man (who represents the coming spring),
over Jack Frost (the winter) is celebrated with fire juggling and giant puppets.
*Assistance may be required entering the parlour due to a step at the entrance. Our staff are happy to offer help if required