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  1. Van Gogh Alive Credit Richard Blake
    This autumn Regency Hall, will host the Yorkshire premiere of Van Gogh Alive, ‘the world’s most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience’ that exhibits the life and work of the seminal Dutch artist. Following a smash hit run in Edinburgh as the must-see cultural event of the summer, visitors will be treated to a truly world-class cultural experience in the heart of Bradford which was recently crowned UK City of Culture 2025.
    1. 13 Oct 20228 Jan 2023

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Things To Do Highlights

Child playing in mirror maze in Wonderlab © Science Museum Group

The National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, explores the science and culture…

Shipley Glenn Tramway

Britain's oldest working cable hauled tramway opened in 1895 run entirely by volunteers.

St. Ives Estate, Coppice Pond

Take a walk through St Ives Estate and admire the picturesque lake, woodland and wildlife. Other…

Entrance to the Ilkley Toy Museum

The museum contains one of the finest private collections of toys in the Country.

View of Hewenden Viaduct at sunset.

This route intersects with National Route 69 and gives you the opportunity to cross the Grade II…

Cartwright Hall Exterior © Phil Jackson

Built in 1904 in Baroque style as an art gallery. Permanent collection of 19th and 20th century…

Five Rise Locks

An 18th century engineering masterpiece, the Five Rise Locks are one of the 'seven wonders of the…

Bolling Hall Exterior © Phil Jackson

A primarily 17th century mansion house, containing period furnished rooms as well as temporary…

City Park Fountains

City Park is a six-acre park in the heart of Bradford which contains the largest man-made water…

City Hall, Bradford

Step back in time on the Bradford City Centre Heritage Trail. This self guided walk takes you on a…

Victoria Hall, Saltaire.

Follow the Saltaire Heritage Trail, which includes 10 significant buildings and landmarks that were…

Birds eye view of the South Square Centre in Thornton.

South Square Centre is an arts led community centre in the heart of Thornton, Bradford. The centre…

Salts Mill Exterior

Four comprehensive art galleries featuring over 400 works by David Hockney. Grade II Listed…

Kala Sangam exterior view from Forsters Statue.

A leading south Asian and collaborative arts organisation based at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre in…

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is a heritage railway that was reopened in 1968 and runs from…

Bradford Police Museum

Victorian cells, court and gallery telling the history policing, crime and punishment in Bradford…

Rail Story at Ingrow.

Visit Rail Story to learn more about the railways and the people who worked on them.

Little Germany

Bradford has a long and intriguing history dating from Saxon times. The city developed from a small…

Exterior view of the Alhambra Theatre.

Professional theatre providing classic drama, musicals, ballet, opera, pantomime, international…

Impressions Gallery Centenary Square City Park Bradford  courtesy Impressions Gallery

Impressions Gallery is a charity that helps people to understand the world through photography and…

Bradford Cathedral Exterior

City Centre's hidden jewel set in attractive gardens. Visitors experience a warm welcome,…

Bronte Parsonage Museum Exterior

The Brontes are the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage was their home from…

The iconic Cow and Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor.

High on Ilkley Moor the Cow and Calf Rocks are a large rock formation consisting of an outcrop and…

Cliffe Castle Exterior © Phil Jackson

A former mansion built 1875 - 1882, now the local museum in a park.

What's On Highlights

Cartwright Hall Exterior © Phil Jackson

‘Jadughor’ is the Bangla word for museum, and translates into English as ‘Magic Room’. At…

Openings

Season

20th January 2022-1st December 2022
View of the river Aire at Roberts Park, Saltaire.

Saltaire Festival takes place annually, a celebration of the arts, community and the village’s…

Openings

Season

24th September 2022-2nd October 2022
October is Music Month

Come and experience dozens of live music events across Bradford city centre this October. 

Openings

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1st October 2022-31st October 2022
Ilkley Literature Festival 2022

The North’s liveliest, most prestigious Literature Festival • Over 200 events over seventeen days •…

Openings

Season

7th October 2022-23rd October 2022
Van Gogh Alive Credit Richard Blake

This autumn Regency Hall, will host the Yorkshire premiere of Van Gogh Alive, ‘the world’s most…

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Season

13th October 2022-8th January 2023
Widescreen Weekend 2022

Widescreen Weekend is a unique festival of large-screen formats and cinema technologies celebrating…

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Season

13th October 2022-16th October 2022
Cathedrals at Night

Cathedrals at Night events invite you to see the country's historic sacred spaces in a new light.

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Season

15th October 2022
Don't Give Up

The Windrush Stories: Don’t Give Up – an exhibition at Cartwright Hall

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18th October 2022-5th February 2023
Abraham Sharp: Bradford’s Astounding Astronomer & Magnificent Mathematician

In a very special space-themed open day, discover more about Bradford's famous English…

Openings

Season

22nd October 2022
Museums At Night : Lister's Lanterns

Lister’s Lanterns is a community lantern parade which take place at Lister Park in Bradford. It has…

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Season

28th October 2022
Jack & the Beanstalk

Fe-fi-fo-fum, a giant of a panto your way comes! Join Bradford’s best-loved comic, Billy Pearce, as…

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Season

10th December 2022-22nd January 2023
Yorkshire Games Festival

A unique festival of all things gaming, celebrating games culture, design and production with…

Openings

Season

4th February 2023-10th February 2023
Bradford Literature Festival event at the Wool Exchange.

Bradford Literature Festival is an annual festival and year-round cultural outreach programme.…

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Season

23rd June 2023-2nd July 2023

Accommodation Highlights

Old Registry Exterior

A beautiful ten-bedroomed bed and breakfast. All rooms ensuite and all double rooms have four…

Exterior of The Crescent

Standing proud in the centre of Ilkley, The Crescent Inn is a majestic arc holding a real ale pub…

Old White Lion

The 300 year old coaching inn is a family run inn where food and drink are taken seriously. The…

Weavers Guesthouse Bedroom

Weavers Guesthouse offers luxury guest accommodation in the heart of the picturesque village of…

Wheatley Arms Exterior

Standing in the leafy village of Ben Rhydding, the Wheatley Arms offers fantastic contemporary…

The Best Western Craiglands Hotel Lobby

Elegant hotel in its own mature grounds, overlooking the town and surrounding moorland.

Holiday Inn Express Exterior

The Holiday Inn Express Bradford City Centre is located within the Leisure Exchange - a restaurant…

The Black Hat Exterior

Centrally located, our 7 boutique style rooms have recently been converted as an addition to the…

Bracken Hall House Exterior

New luxury B&B overlooking Shipley Glen within walking distance of Saltaire. Perfect location for a…

Overlookers Cottage Lounge

Overlookers Cottage is a Grade II listed building situated in a quiet location in the World…

Best Western Guide Post Hotel Exterior

Offering Free High speed Wi-Fi Internet Access and Free Car Parking facilities, The Best Western…

Hawksbridge Cottage Exterior

1830s semi detached cottage with breath taking views of surrounding countryside, near to moors,…

Highfield Hotel Exterior

This welcoming family run and owned hotel is the ideal base for social, leisure and business…

Ibis Bradford Exterior

Modern 78 bedroom hotel. Free parking. Closest hotel to Salts Mill, Saltaire, UNESCO World…

Exterior of Ann's Farmhouse

Family run establishment on a working farm in a quiet rural setting with safe parking for cars.

Daisy Cottage Exterior

The Cottage is a recent barn conversion situated in the tiny hamlet of Buckley Green. In an…

Exterior of Ilkley Riverside Hotel

The Ilkley Riverside Hotel is perfectly placed for business or pleasure. The Dales Way walk starts…

Fleece Inn exterior

A former coaching inn situated in the heart of Bronte Country providing 7 high-quality en suite…

Oakwood Hall Hotel

Spectacular listed building in beautiful gardens large free car park. Hotel renowned for weddings…

Double Bedroom at the Great Victoria Hotel.

Built in 1867 and originally a grand railway hotel, the hotel is a landmark Victorian building,…

Worth Valley Cottage

Beautifully renovated Victorian cottage in Haworth. Fabulous location only a 5 minute walk from the…

Faweather Grange

Luxury log houses specialising in romantic breaks for 2. Private outdoor hot tubs, jacuzzis,…

Haworth Old Hall Inn

Historic Tudor manor house circa 1580, with open fires, stone mullioned windows and bags of…

Abbey Lodge Hotel Exterior

A boutique style hotel located in the market town of Shipley, less than one mile from Saltaire,…

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