Love is in the air(e), enjoy one of these films on Valentine's Day.  Films, which don't follow the conventional love story formula, and are set in the Bradford district, exploring romantic relationships in interesting ways.  Be inspired and take a romantic stroll to the well-known locations.

Ali & Ava  © Dean Rogers for Moonspun Films / Screen Yorkshire

Ali & Ava © Dean Rogers for Moonspun Films / Screen Yorkshire

Ali & Ava (Cert 15)

In the heart-warming contemporary love story ALI & AVA, which is surrounded by music and is humorous, Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook star as the lead characters. The 2021 drama movie is written and directed by British director Clio Barnard.

God’s Own Country (Cert 15)

God's Own Country, a 2017 British romantic drama movie, Francis Lee's debut as a feature -length director. The story is about a young sheep farmer named Johnny in Yorkshire whose life is completely changed by an immigrant Romanian worker. When they begin dating, Johnny is forced to confront his emotions. Alec Scureanu and Josh O'Connor play the two main characters in the film.

  • Filming took place in the Silsden area of ​​Keighley and further scenes were filmed at Keighley Bus Station and Haworth.

Emily (Cert 15)

Focuses on a fictitious romantic relationship between the young curate William Weightman and English author Emily Brontë (played by Emma Mackey). One of the most well-known, enigmatic, and provocative writers in history. Frances O'Connor makes her directing debut with Emily, a biographical drama film released in 2022. 

  • Shot in and around Haworth, with Haworth Main Street as the main focus.

Main Street Haworth

Wuthering Heights (Cert PG)

Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche star in this adaptation of Emily Brontë's tragic novel Wuthering Heights, about the passionate and destructive love between headstrong Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, an orphan adopted by her father as a child.

L.A Without a Map (Cert 15)

A romantic comedy L.A. Without a Map, the film follows a Scottish undertaker (David Tennant) who falls in love with an aspiring Hollywood actress (Vinessa Shaw) and heads to Los Angeles to win her love.

Learn more about Bradford, the first UNESCO Creative City of Film.

Whether you're in love or free as a bird, there's something for everyone in the Bradford district.  Check out our events calendar for February inspiration.


Cow and Calf Rocks
Viewpoint/Beauty Spot
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 boulder, also known as Hangingstone Rocks. Ilkley Moor is a great place for walking and rock climbing and impressive views can be enjoyed.

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
Steam Railway
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is a heritage railway that was reopened in 1968 and runs from Keighley to Oxenhope through beautiful Brontë country. Board our steam train and enjoy the sound of the engine climbing the steep sides of the valley, while great clouds of steam and smoke add drama to the scene. The five-mile journey is a powerful reminder of our industrial heritage and a unique way of enjoying the beautiful countryside immortalised by Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë.

East Riddlesden Hall
Historic Site
East Riddlesden Hall exterior © National Trust Images Andrew Butler

National Trust owned historic house, garden, shop and tearoom. This award winning attraction offers a lot to discover and explore.

Little Germany
Architectural Interest
Little Germany
Midland Hotel
Midland Hotel Interior

The Midland Hotel is a beautiful 3* City Centre Hotel, The Hotel was built between 1885 and 1890 by the Midland Railway company.



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