A world heritage site, a National Museum, a curry capital, a UNESCO City of Film, the home to a family of world renowned authors and a range of fantastic art and theatre venues. There is so much more to Bradford than first meets the eye – read on to find out what you can do in and around this historic city.
City Park in Bradford
A new 6 acre park in the heart of Bradford boasting the largest water feature of any UK city. The mirror pool consists of 100 fountains, one reaching 30 feet, numerous causeways and the ability to be drained to create an event space with a capacity of 10,000.
City of Film
Bradford was announced as the world’s first official UNESCO City of Film in June 2009. The aim now is to use this film status to help the film world focus on Bradford and support learning through film and screen based media.
The Alhambra Theatre is regarded as the North's premier touring venue and hosts the best in large-scale entertainment, from ballet and opera to variety and comedy, musicals, drama and panto. With a wide programme, there's something for everyone.
The official tourist information website for Bradford and the surrounding area. Here you can keep up to date with extensive information about local attractions, events, festivals and accommodation in the region. Check out their visitor guide for full listings.
Welcome to Yorkshire
A leading tourism partner across Yorkshire with dedicated regional coverage for the Bradford area as well as further afield. A key web resource for attractions, exhibitions, events and accommodation. Have a look at what Yorkshire has to offer and book your next adventure here!
Bronte Parsonage Museum and Bronte Society
The original home, and now museum, of the famed Brontë sisters – Charlotte, Emily and Anne – is maintained by the Brontë Society for all to enjoy. It is a popular visit for those looking to learn more about the sources of inspiration for the Brontës' numerous novels. The museum also runs a contemporary arts programme and educational workshops throughout the year.
Saltaire and Salts Mill
Saltaire village is a world heritage site for “an outstanding example of a 19th century industrial town”. Salts Mill, named after Sir Titus Salt and the mill that the complex is built in, houses several art galleries including works from David Hockney, a range of shops and restaurants.
A free photography gallery with regular changing exhibitions, on average five per year. The gallery aims to develop new and emerging artists and runs a diverse education and events programme. Check their website for current and future exhibitions.