Visitor Information


Plan ahead for the Brighouse 1940’s weekend 3rd and 4th June 2017

Map of Brighouse Town Centre

Programme of Events

Stall Positions

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 a number of 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 a number of 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.

There however are a number of car parks around Brighouse Town Centre and 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. Click here to download a map of the Brighouse town centre.

By Bus

Brighouse is well served by a number of 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 run 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, Holdsworth House, Days Inn, Cedar Court, Briar Court, Black Horse, The Lodge B&B, Elder Lea B&B among many other 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


The level streets and excellent transport links makes 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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