Bradford is a city steeped in heritage, brimming with culture and is bidding to become UK City of Culture for 2025.
The city centre is home to the fabulous and free National Science and Media Museum. Also look out for Impressions Gallery, situated overlooking City Park, the gallery presents an inspiring programme of free exhibitions.
A compact city centre, that is easy to cover by foot, take time to stroll around the listed buildings of Little Germany, or enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Bradford Cathedral.
Bradford also has plenty of choice when it comes to shopping, food and drink and a thriving cultural scene with venues such as The Alhambra Theatre, St George’s Hall and Kala Sangam offering a fantastic programme of live events.
See Bradford on the Big Screen: The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway will be steaming back onto cinema screens with The Railway Children Return this summer. Book your tickets now to create your own railway adventure.
Curry Capital: With an array of restaurants across the whole district take a culinary adventure to experience and discover the incredible taste of a Bradford curry.
Fresh Air and Song!: Where else can you visit a place with its own song! Ilkley Moor offers panoramic views, amazing walking routes and of course the Yorkshire anthem ‘On Ilkla Moor baht ‘at’.
Incredible Independents: Independent businesses are thriving across Bradford, take a stroll around Saltaire, you’ll find everything from jewellers to butchers, bakers to books.
Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, takes its name from its founder, Sir Titus Salt and the River Aire, which runs through the village. You’ll find regular live music and arts events throughout the year at venues across the village.
There is world class art on display at Salts Mill, plus dining and shopping across three inspiring floors. Take time to explore the historic village which has a surprisingly varied retail and dining offer with boutique shops and independent cafes and bars.
Roberts Park is the place to bring a picnic and play, and from here it’s a short stroll to the historic Shipley Glen Tramway which will whisk you up the hill to Shipley Glen to explore the surrounding countryside.
With its steep cobbled Main Street, historic Brontë Parsonage Museum and epic rolling moors, the picturesque village of Haworth has a very special vintage charm.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway runs from Keighley to Oxenhope, board a vintage steam train and enjoy a five mile journey through beautiful Brontë Country. Don’t miss Rail Story located at Ingrow Station, where you can explore the Carriage Works and Engine Shed.
Cliffe Castle Museum and Park is a former mansion house, now a large museum with a wide variety of displays. The park has been recently restored and includes beautiful Victorian glasshouses. Nearby National Trust East Riddlesden Hall, is a 17th century manor house with intimate gardens and lots of natural play areas for families to enjoy.
The picturesque town of Ilkley is characterised by Victorian architecture with wide streets and floral displays, the ideal place to relax and treat yourself. There are excellent restaurants and independent shops selling everything from gifts to vintage clothes and books. Enjoy afternoon tea at the famous Bettys Café and Tea Rooms, relaxing strolls along the riverbank and some stunning walks in the surrounding moorland.
Ilkley is incredibly popular with walkers and cyclists thanks to its stunning scenery and challenging terrain. The town is famous for its moor and its song ‘On Ilkla Moor Baht’at’ head to the Cow and Calf Rocks for spectacular views over Ilkley and beyond.
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