Visitor Information

slider_visitorNOTE: SS Uniforms and insignia are not permitted at our event, anyone wearing them will be asked to leave.

Getting here

Brighouse is in the heart of West Yorkshire, between Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield and has great transport links so is really easy to get to, whether you are travelling by road, bus or rail. Our town centre is compact and flat so is a great place for disabled visitors.

The Brighouse 1940s Weekend takes place in the town centre of Brighouse, we close several roads so it’s nice and safe for you to walk around.

By Road

Brighouse is less than a mile from Jct 25 of the M62.


We strongly recommend that you use the event parking on Armytage Road, Brighouse, HD6 1PT which is just off Junction 25 of the M62. It will be signposted at all entrances into Brighouse and includes a free vintage bus tour which will drop you off in Brighouse town centre. There is a charge for Event Parking.

There are many car parks around Brighouse Town Centre which are well signposted. However, demand for these spaces will be greater than supply so we do recommend the event parking near the M62 junction.

The car parks around Brighouse Town Centre are well signposted and all are within easy walking distance of the Town Centre. Click here to download a handy map of Brighouse Car Parks

During Brighouse events, such at the Brighouse 1940s Weekend, there are town centre road closures.

By Bus

Brighouse is well served by many bus services that run into Brighouse Bus Station which is right in the centre of Brighouse, less than 50 metres from the Festival.

By Rail

Brighouse Railway Station is to the south of the town centre and is only a 5-minute walk. There are direct rail links from Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Liverpool and York on the Transpennine route. Grand Central runs a direct service from London, several times a day.

If you need to book accommodation for the weekend we have a number of hotels and B&Bs situated all around the area. Demand is high so ideally book well in advance. Holiday Inn, Premier Inn, Waterfront Lodge Hotel, Lane Head Hotel, Briar Court, Black Horse, The Lodge B&B, Elder Lea B&B among many others can provide accommodation.

By Bike

Brighouse has many easy access routes for cyclists, including via the canal route and main roads. National Cycle Route 66 runs through Brighouse too.

For details of more accommodation available in the area and great places to eat go to

Info for Coach Operators

Coaches can drop off very close to the centre of Brighouse on Gooder Street/Commercial Street HD6 1AQ and then continue to the Event Parking at Armytage Road, HD6 1QF, as we encourage tour operators to attend our events there is NO CHARGE for event parking for coaches.


The level streets and excellent transport links make Brighouse a great place to visit if you are disabled. Many hundreds of visitors with disabilities attend our events and have a great day out. We also welcome assistance dogs and dogs in general. The number of people attending our events means disabled parking is at a premium. We, therefore, suggest arriving early and parking in the disabled bays (with a blue badge) which are available in the town centre car parks (see map). The whole town centre is closed for these events, allowing easy access for wheelchairs.

Click here to download a map of Brighouse Car Parks.



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