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Rediscover Bradford - Know Before You Go

Fall back in love with Bradford and district - All you need to know when visiting and the Covid-19 restrictions begin to lift.

On this page, we will update you with information regarding accommodation, attractions, shops, restaurants and bars starting to welcome visitors once again, as well as sign post you to useful information.

Key Information

  • Find the latest information on the official UK Government website.
  • Check your plans before you travel and be aware that opening hours may vary or be flexible at this time.
  • Please check directly with venues, businesses and attractions for up-to-date information.
Please follow local restriction guidance what you can and cannot do

‘Shop local’ Bradford traders are ready to welcome customers back! Here you will find useful information, adjusting to the new normal.

Help control the virus -

  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • Make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household


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Bradford has an impressive history and this is reflected in the striking architecture found throughout the city, take a stroll through Little Germany.  Go shopping, a relaxing way to spend a short break.
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Immerse yourself in the UNESCO Heritage Site Saltaire. After admiring the architecture within the village, take some time out to wander around the luscious greenery of summer trees or go shopping; discover Salts Mill.

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Getting active outdoors is a great way to staycation, and Ilkley is perfect for walking around the dramatic landscapes of Ilkley Moor. You can also go on a shopping spree for something unique at the independent shops.
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Bradford has a wide variety of serviced accommodation including hotels, bed and breakfast, apartments. We advise to check and book direct with the accommodation provider for the best deal and peace of mind.
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Discover the landscapes which inspired the Brontës.  Peruse the quaint high street of charming indpendents.  Pre-book for popular visitor attractions The Brontë Parsonage and the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
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Many of Bradford's restaurants, cafés and bars have now reopened.  As places adapt to the Government restrictions, please remember to check details and make a reservation to avoid disappointment.  

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Bradford district is a paradise for walkers and cyclists. Green spaces are a good choice to easily observe social distancing and to get some fresh air.

Bradford Museums and Galleries are beginning to reopen to the public, check here soon for updates and information.  You can still enjoy your favourite attraction from home with virtual tours, videos and more.

Bradford Industrial Museum - Open with amended times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday – 11am – 3pm

Cartwright Hall - Open with amended times: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 11am - 3pm

Cliffe Castle Museum - TBA.
Bolling Hall Museum - TBA.

National Science and Media Museum - The museum is now open Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00. Please book your free tickets in advance.

Impressions Gallery opens with a new exhibition, Seedscapes: Future-Proofing Nature.  Premiering at the gallery before moving on to galleries in Exeter and Scotland.  The exhibition features the work of five artists responding to global efforts to save plants from extinction.

The Brontë Parsonage Museum and shop is now open. Going forward admission to the Museum will only be by the purchase of a timed ticket via 'on-line pre-booked ticketing system'.

Plan ahead and make the most of your visit to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. As part of a phased reopening, pre-booked return journeys use private compartments. These seat 1-6 people, and on Sundays operating vintage and First Class stock rarely used on the Railway.

Salts Mill open Friday - Monday in October, with a number of social distancing guidelines. Need more info on what’s going on?  See RE-OPENING: FAQS

Bradford Theatres are working to ensure re-opening of venues are enjoyable as always, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines to keep you safe.  You can book tickets for shows for 2021.

National Trust East Riddlesden Hall is temporarily closed, expected to open 14 November 2020.

The Bradford Peace Museum is temporarily closed.

Bradford Cathedral - The cathedral is currently only open Wednesday 2-4pm for private prayer; and visitors are welcome to see the nave, East End, chapels with social distancing measures in place.

Some, but not all public toilets will be open in Bradford district. Ilkley Town Council have reopened the public toilets in the main Ilkley car park, and Riverside with Covid-19 measure in place. Haworth Central Park Toilets, open Tuesday to Sunday 12.00 to 16.00* times may vary.

Bradford & Ilkley Visitor Info Centre remain closed to the public. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the team if you have any information that you think may be of help to others regarding places re-opening in Bradford & district.  Please get in touch or via @VisitBradford #RediscoverBradford on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

Coronavirus: Latest information and advice.