Brilliant days out in Bradford district

Take inspiration from one of our themed itineraries. We've designed them so you can get a flavour of the great things you can see and do on a visit to Bradford.

Don't forget to check What's On during your visit, and if there's more to see than you expected we have some wonderful accommodation too, so book in and stay a few nights with us.

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Step Back in Time to Victorian Bradford

 
This itinerary will take you on a journey from the past to the present day, from the epic machinery on display at the Bradford Industrial Museum to Salts Mill which has found a new purpose for the 21st century.
 
Morning
  • Journey back in time at the Bradford Industrial Museum.  This free museum is the perfect place to experience the scale of Bradford's industrial past, with machinery, vehicles, workers cottages and mill owner's house.
  • Just down the road is Undercliffe Cemetery, with its stunning Victorian mausoleums.  From this elevated position you will also enjoy panoramic views across the city.
 
Afternoon

 

Victorian Bradford was an enterprising place to be!

Bradford Industrial Musuem (c) Paul Maguire

24 Hours: Spice up Your Life in Bradford

 
Spend 24 Hours in Bradford and tantalise your tastebuds following the Bradford Curry Trail.
 
Bradford has a fantastic reputation for curry and our Asian restaurants specialise in curries from Kashmir, Pakistan and India. The restaurants are proud to serve authentic Asian cuisine, In 2017 Bradford was named Curry Capital of Britain for a record breaking sixth conescutive year.
 
So while you are visiting you can experience an authentic curry in one of our many restaurants. Whether you are looking for an informal cafe style favourite like MyLahore, or high class dining at the Aagrah there will be something for you and your budget!

 

 

Fiery Flavours, take a culinery journey around the globe.

Curry in Bradford

Explore the highlights of Bradford, UNESCO City of Film

 

This one day itinerary takes in some of the highlights, from the windswept moors of Brontë Country to the thoroughly modern National Science and Media Museum!

Morning

  • Start the day on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, famous as the setting for The Railway Children and many other TV and film productions.
  • Hop off to explore Haworth, with its Brontë connections. In 2016 the BBC Bronte drama 'To Walk Invisible' was filmed on location in the village.

Afternoon

  • Head to Bradford and the magnificent National Science and Media Museum 
  • 5 floors of interactive exhibits featuring all things media. Plus 3 cinemas including the ever popular IMAX, don't forget to check what's on!

 

Bradford is proud to be the world's first UNESCO City of Film.

Bradford City of Film

A Breath of Fresh Air in Ilkley

 

This itinerary will easily fill a day or longer in and around the town. While there are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants to distract you, it is definitely worth pulling on your hiking boots and taking in the wonderful countryside too.

Morning

  • Take an invigorating walk on Ilkley Moor. One of our favourites is the hike across to the Cow and Calf Rocks.  Stop for refreshments and enjoy the fabulous views across Wharfedale.

 Afternoon

  • Enjoy a relaxing afternoon strolling Ilkley's elegant tree lined streets.
  • There's a wealth of independent shops, bars, cafes and restaurants to explore.  Whether it's real ale or afternoon tea you are sure to find the perfect venue.
 
The former spa town of Ilkley is the perfect combination of town and countryside.
Cow and Calf Rocks