Travelling around Bradford
Bradford is located in West Yorkshire in the foothills of the Pennines. Once the beating heart of Britain’s textile industry, this old mill town is now a thriving hub of art and culture.
You can explore ‘Little Germany’, with its sweeping gothic-style architecture, visit the city’s beautiful parks and gardens or delve into some local history at one of Bradford’s museums and art galleries.
Bradford has excellent road and rail links and Arriva buses operate in the area, providing routes in and around the city centre, as well as regular services to local towns, such as Dewsbury, Batley and Wakefield.
For a shopping trip with a difference, be sure to visit the Wool Exchange. Once the hub of Bradford’s thriving textile industry, this magnificent Grade One listed building now features a collection of high-street retailers and exclusive boutiques. After you’ve finished shopping, why not head over to Bradford City Park. With its beautifully landscaped gardens, majestic fountains and a mirror pool, this is the perfect place to unwind, grab a bite to eat or simply watch the world go by.
Bradford has the distinction of being the world’s first UNESCO City of Film, and no trip would be complete without checking out the National Science and Media Museum. With seven floors of galleries and exhibitions dedicated to film, television and photography, there’s sure to be something to catch your eye. If you’re after a little local culture, Bradford has a number of wonderful museums to choose from; bone up on your natural history at Cliffe Castle or find out what life was really like in Britain’s ‘dark Satanic Mills’ at the Bradford Industrial Museum.
In the evening, the city comes alive, with a selection of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and theatres. Some of the biggest names in showbiz appear regularly at the city’s famous Alhambra Theatre.