A new season has begun and we welcome all that spring has to offer. 'Take a Closer Look' at instagrammable spots in the Bradford District with fine weather on the way, spring offers plenty to see and do; Read on to get inspired.

Main Street Haworth


Haworth's famous cobbles are as picturesque as it gets.  With quaint shops and cafés, incredible views and period architecture it's well worth the trek up the hill. Visit during the 1940s weekend for the best photo opportunities!

Hewenden Viaduct


An impressive viaduct standing 123 feet tall and spanning over 500m. The structure was originally built as part of the Great Northern Railway and is now a trail for cyclists and walkers.

Ilkley Cow & Calf


High on Ilkley Moor the Cow and Calf Rocks are a large rock formation consisting of an outcrop and boulder. A climb to the top of the rocks is rewarded with fantastic views over lIkley and across the moorland.

Wonderlab at the NSMM Bradford


The Wonderlab gallery at the National Science & Media Museum features over 50 hands-on exhibits based around light and sound. The mind-bending mirror maze is perfect for a quirky photo opportunity.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway


Pay a visit to Bradford's own heritage railway and be transported to the great age of the steam train. Look out for seasonal specials for unique photo opportunities or just enjoy seeing the majestic machines in motion.

Cartwright Hall Bradford


Bradford's civic art gallery, worth a visit to wander (and maybe take a photo or two!) in the stunning Mughal Garden and to see exhibitions including the Hockney Gallery and examples from Bradford's civic collection.

Bingley 5 Rise Locks


An 18th century engineering masterpiece, the Five Rise Locks are one of the 'seven wonders of the waterways.  Easily accessible from Bingley town centre, it's the steepest staircase locks on the Leeds Liverpool Canal and well worth a visit.

City Hall Bardford


Bradford's City Hall is a 19th century Grade I listed building right in the heart of the city. Built in a Venetian Gothic style, it features sculptures of the Kings and Queens of England.

River Aire at Saltaire


One of the district's most iconic photo hotspots, this view of the weir at Saltaire is accessible through the beautiful Roberts Park and offers impressive views of Salts Mill and the River Aire.

Little Germany Bradford


One of the biggest concentrations of listed buildings in Yorkshire and a regular location for TV and film shoots. Fantastically photogenic architecture and a great place to explore.

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Little Germany
Architectural Interest
Little Germany
National Science and Media Museum (Temporarily Closed)
Child playing in mirror maze in Wonderlab © Science Museum Group

Please note that the museum will temporarily be closed until 2025 to allow for some exciting new exhibitions. The National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, explores the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives.

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.

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Art Gallery
People looking into a pond outside a large manor house

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

Lister Park
Lister park down by the boating pavilion.

Lister Park was crowned Britain's Best Park in 2006 and is also home to Cartwright Hall Art Gallery. You will also find the Mughal Gardens, a botanical garden, boating and a childrens' play area.

Bingley Five Rise Locks
Industrial Heritage
Five Rise Locks

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

The Great Northern Railway Trail
Walking Route
View of Hewenden Viaduct at sunset.

This route intersects with National Route 69 and gives you the opportunity to cross the Grade II listed Hewenden viaduct, with spectacular views across this wooded valley.



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