West Yorkshire is a county rich in physical and cultural diversity. From the great cities like Bradford to a liberal sprinkling of old market towns across the landscape, there are plenty of cultural attractions here. The outdoor opportunities are equally exciting, with visitors flocking to the deep river valleys, moorlands such at Ilkley and the sweeping ridges of the Wakefield area to enjoy sports of all kinds. Once you're done with all that great outdoors, there are plenty of hoetls in Bradford from which to enjoy some sightseeing and shopping.
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Bradford was a thriving market town in the 16th Century, and when the local canal opened in 1774 trade was greatly boosted. By 1850, Bradford was the leading producer of worsted in the world, and many of the city's beautifully preserved industrial and civic buildings date from that affluent period. From your hotel in Bradford you can visit the Wool Exchange on Market Street as a fine example of one of these. The Little Germany area of Bradford was settled by a group of German textile manufacturers in the 1800s, and their houses can still be seen, distinguished by their unusual decorative stone carvings advertising the wealth of their owners.
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Make sure you visit the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television when you're based at a local hotel in Bradford. Founded in 1983, it's a showcase for the art and technology of these media, and in the TV Heaven section visitors can see any of their favourite programmes, or read the news on a giant IMAX screen. Closer to the spirit of old Bradford is the Colour Museum, which traces the history of textile printing and dyeing from ancient times. The Bradford Industrial Museum is also a highlight of any visit when you stay at a hotel in Bradford.
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