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Escape to brilliant days out

Enjoy Bradford and district by taking one of these itineraries, which are ideal for travelling by rail or bus as they're more environmentally friendly. As you travel across the district, take in the sights, rolling green landscapes, and more. On public transportation, great savings are frequently available, such as Day Ranger or Round Robin train tickets, and DaySaver Family & Group bus tickets that include Yorkshire!  DaySaver tickets give you the freedom to choose how and when you want to travel.  Visit one of the METRO Travel Centres for a range of tickets and passes, leaflets, timetables and much more.

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.

We'd love to hear how you get on, so please say 'hello' on Twitter @VisitBradford, Instagram or Facebook/VisitBradford ... or pop in and see us at one of the Visitor Information Centres.

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West Yorkshire

August Outdoor Adventures

What better way to celebrate Yorkshire Day, than by heading outdoors and Taking A Closer Look at some of the beautiful landscapes that God’s own Country is famous for. With rolling hills, ancient woodland and mile upon mile of magnificent waterways, West Yorkshire has it all!

Our latest blog will take you on a journey to some of West Yorkshire’s outdoor delights and show you how well connected they are with walking, cycling and public transport routes.

Bradford
Explore the varied landscapes of Bradford district, including child friendly gardens, towpath routes, moorland escapes, and a delve into the heritage of Bradford.


Calderdale
Discover tranquil gardens, nature reserves brimming with wildlife and miles of footpaths to explore across this glorious landscape.


Leeds
Find a nature reserve within walking distance of the city, a host of walking and cycling trails as well as a different Brontë Connection.


Wakefield

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life to find tranquil outdoor spaces and exciting landscapes to explore, be inspired by sculpture or find a new place to play.



For more West Yorkshire inspiration…

• Take a look at our list of 20 Things You Didn't Know About West Yorkshire. How many of these incredible sights have you never previously uncovered? It might be time to take another trip to find them all!

• Plan a visit to West Yorkshire this two-day itinerary will help you take full advantage of your time whilst ticking off some of the ‘must visit’ places, along with foodie suggestions where you can take some time out and relax with some of Yorkshire’s renowned hospitality.

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

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

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, cafés and restaurants to explore.  Whether it's real ale or afternoon tea you are sure to find the perfect venue.
 
Ilkley is the perfect combination of town and countryside.
Cow and Calf Rocks

Relax & Unwind

One of the best ways to relax and unwind is to take a break.

Spa and Stay in Ilkley

If you're wanting to relax, why not book a wellness break in Ilkley and have a trip which leaves you feeling refreshed? From spa treatments to fine dining and museum exploration, there are plenty of ways to rejuvenate in Ilkley. In the morning take a therapeutic walk, be surrounded by wild moorlands, iconic cow and calf rocks and riverside locations for those tranquil moments of calm. If you're looking to indulge in some retail therapy Ilkley is a favourite spot for chic independent boutiques. In the afternoon take time out from sightseeing and shopping to switch off and be pampered relax at the Craiglands Hotel, Verbeia Spa and Fitness Centre with friends, take a Mud Rasul treatment or learn a new skill Mrs Duttons Wondrous Workshops a new crafting destination in the heart of Ilkley. In the evening eat delicious foods when it comes to your dining experiences, there's so much choice, you might include afternoon tea at Bettys’ or perhaps Tapas at La Casita, as night falls, Ilkley has a great vibe.

> View Spa for some well-deserved R&R.

Escape The Everyday