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BradfordUnited Kingdom

Surrounded by the stunning Yorkshire countryside, this city is famous for its architectural gems, curry restaurants and UNESCO-recognized film industry. 

Although a modern city, Bradford proudly retains its Victorian-era landmarks and remnants of the Industrial Revolution. It’s a city built on immigration with a diverse population ranging from German settlers in the 1850s to Bangladeshi and Pakistani newcomers in the 20th century. Once the world’s most important wool trading center, Bradford today is a Curry Capital of Britain and the first city to receive UNESCO City of Film status.

At the heart of the city center is Bradford City Park, a contemporary urban space framed by the opulent Venetian-Gothic style Bradford City Hall. Cool off in the summer in the fountains of the park’s Mirror Pool, where a light show takes place every evening. A short walk away is the Alhambra Theatre, a venue for live music, musicals and pantomimes. The National Science and Media Museum showcases the city’s film, radio and television industry.

Wander the streets of Little Germany, which was the center of the city’s wool trade and takes its name from the German merchants that settled here in the 1850s. Grand Victorian buildings and former mills line Chapel Street and Field Street. Admire other notable sights such as Bradford Cathedral and The Wool Exchange.

More historic sites and lush parkland spread around the city’s outskirts. Visit Bolling Hall Museum, adjacent to Bowling Park and Cartwright Hall, in Lister Park. Ride the century-old Shipley Glen Tramway through woodland at the edge of Saltaire, a UNESCO-listed village renowned for its Victorian buildings.

Summertime festivals bring vitality to the city. Come for July’s free Bradford Festival and appreciate the talents of local dance troops, musicians and street theater actors. August’s Infest UK and September’s Bingley Music Live attract hordes of music fans.

While in Bradford, don’t miss the chance to sample mouthwatering cuisine at authentic Asian restaurants inspired by the flavors of Bangladesh, India, Kashmir and Pakistan.

Trains travel direct to Bradford from Leeds, London, Manchester and York. Continue your adventure into the breathtaking landscapes of West Yorkshire. The Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales National Park are less than 90 minutes by car to the northwest.

Top hotels in Bradford

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Clarion Cedar Court Bradford Hotel
Clarion Cedar Court Bradford Hotel
4 out of 5
Mayo Avenue, Rooley Lane, Bradford, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £46 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Bradford Ice Arena and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Alhambra Theatre. National Science and ...

3.4/5Good! (449 reviews)

"Excellent place to stay & the staff I saw worked very hard multi tasking. However I don't think the website's point out clearly enough that the bar only serves bottled drinks (no draft) & that there is currently no cooked breakfast. Both issues that may have tempted me to book elsewhere."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Clarion Cedar Court Bradford Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Bradford City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Bradford City Centre
3 out of 5
Leisure Exchange Vicar Lane, Bradford, England
The price is £29 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct

Located in the heart of Bradford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Little Germany and Alhambra Theatre. St George's Hall and Bradford Cathedral are also ...

4/5Very Good! (630 reviews)

"We had very nice stay in Bradford holiday inn. The property was in good condition and staff was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Holiday Inn Express Bradford City Centre
Livit Serviced Apartments
Livit Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Poplar Court, Princeville Street, Bradford, England
The price is £85 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Situated in Bradford, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.6 km) from University of Bradford and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Alhambra Theatre. Bradford Ice Arena and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (12 reviews)

"Amazing customer service, Clean Apartments, amazing Facilities, would recommend and will definitely be staying here again"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2020

Livit Serviced Apartments

Top Holiday Rentals in Bradford

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Trivelles - Bradford - Sunbridge Road
Trivelles - Bradford - Sunbridge Road
3 out of 5
178 Sunbridge Rd, Bradford, England
The price is £33 per night from 7 Oct to 8 Oct

Located in the heart of Bradford, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Bradford City Park and Alhambra Theatre. University of Bradford and Bradford ...

3.3/5 (80 reviews)

"Cheap price and cheap style. Uncomfortable bed. Stuff was very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Trivelles - Bradford - Sunbridge Road
Livit Serviced Apartments
Livit Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Poplar Court, Princeville Street, Bradford, England
The price is £85 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Situated in Bradford, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.6 km) from University of Bradford and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Alhambra Theatre. Bradford Ice Arena and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (12 reviews)

"Amazing customer service, Clean Apartments, amazing Facilities, would recommend and will definitely be staying here again"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2020

Livit Serviced Apartments
Aphrodite Suites
Aphrodite Suites
3 out of 5
30 Pemberton Drive, Bradford, England
The price is £79 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

Situated in Bradford, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of University of Bradford and Alhambra Theatre. Bradford Ice Arena and National Science ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"Beautiful up to date property with everything you could possibly need. Lovely greeting from agent will definitely be booking again. Thank you for a lovely stay"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Aphrodite Suites

Popular places to visit in Bradford

Alhambra Theatre
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Alhambra Theatre

Get tickets for a show at Alhambra Theatre, one of the best theatres in Bradford. Experience the acclaimed theatre scene and fascinating museums in this culturally rich area.

National Science and Media Museum
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National Science and Media Museum

Kids love the distortions and tricks of the Wonderlab and the Games Lounge, while adults get a sense of nostalgia through the displays of old televisions and cameras.

Lister Park
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Lister Park

4/5(1 review)

David Hockney’s pop-art works and modernist prints feature in the gallery at the core of a vast park with water features, botanical gardens and a pretty lake.

Bradford City Park
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Bradford City Park

Hang out at this central urban park, home to green spaces, a spray pool, family-friendly festivals and a Venetian Gothic masterpiece. 

Bradford Industrial Museum
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Bradford Industrial Museum

Learn about horse power and steam engines amid the vintage cars and machinery in this former textile factory, where the old workers’ rooms are on display.

Bradford Cathedral
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Bradford Cathedral

Bradford’s oldest place of worship is a celebration of the art history, religious past and wars that have shaped the city and its people. 

Top things to do in Bradford

York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£16
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Haworth and The Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York
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Haworth and The Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

£49
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
The Brontes, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre
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The Brontes, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre

£109
Per adult
Yorkshire Region:Your 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Flight
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Yorkshire Region:Your 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Flight

£118
Per adult
LIVERPOOL: Yorkshire Adventure - Sightseeing Day Trip Tour
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LIVERPOOL: Yorkshire Adventure - Sightseeing Day Trip Tour

£47
Per adult
Private Transfer from Leeds Airport (LBA) to Manchester Airport (MAN)
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Private Transfer from Leeds Airport (LBA) to Manchester Airport (MAN)

£136
Per adult

Reviews of Bradford

3.6

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
33
5 - Excellent 18.333333333333332%
4 - Good
72
4 - Good 40%
3 - Okay
58
3 - Okay 32.22222222222222%
2 - Disappointing
11
2 - Disappointing 6.111111111111111%
1 - Terrible
6
1 - Terrible 3.3333333333333335%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

13 Mar 2020

We liked our stay in Bradford.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

9 Mar 2020

Not safe place for single women at night. The old town has beautiful old architecture

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Feb 2020

My hometown lots of memories

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Feb 2020

Standard Holiday Inn service.

2/5 - Disappointing

ChelsLeigh

17 Jan 2020

Bullying needs to be sorted ASAP

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Dec 2019

Acceptable for all cultures