Bradford

Travel Guide
Bradford City Park which includes a fountain and heritage architecture as well as a couple

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.

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 £39 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in the heart of Bradford, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Little Germany, St George's Hall and Bradford Cathedral. Bradford City Hall and National ...
4/5Very Good! (672 reviews)
Winston
"Convenient for city and transport"

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2021

Holiday Inn Express Bradford City Centre
Jurys Inn Bradford
Jurys Inn Bradford
3.5 out of 5
2 Thornton Road, Bradford, England
The price is £46 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in the heart of Bradford, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Bradford City Park and Alhambra Theatre. National Science and Media Museum and Bradford ...
4.2/5Very Good! (774 reviews)
"I like very much that it's walking distance to shops, restaurants and station."

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2021

Jurys Inn Bradford
Midland Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Midland Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
3 out of 5
Forster Square, Bradford, England
The price is £63 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Located in the heart of Bradford, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Little Germany, Bradford City Hall and Bradford Cathedral. St George's Hall and Colour ...
4.2/5Excellent! (108 reviews)
Central, comfortable with quiet rooms
"Friendly reception. Grand historic hotel. Functional bedroom that was quiet and had a very comfortable bed. Tea-making and bathroom accessories were pleasing. Breakfast was fresh and substantial, with a very good selection of fare. Hotel centrally located for the city centre and Forster Square station, ..."

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2021

Midland Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
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Meridian Serviced Apartments
Meridian Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
21 Claremont, Bradford, England
The price is £76 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Situated in Bradford, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of University of Bradford and Bradford Ice Arena. Alhambra Theatre and National Science ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)
"great place to stay"

Reviewed on 18 May 2021

Meridian Serviced Apartments
Livit Serviced Apartments
Livit Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Poplar Court, Princeville Street, Bradford, England
The price is £155 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated in Bradford, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of University of Bradford, Colour Museum and Alhambra Theatre. Bradford Ice Arena and National ...
4.4/5Excellent! (15 reviews)
AMAZING
"Most amazing apartments ever. So comfy. So clean. Everything is absolutely on point and Javed is so helpful, such a lovely gentlemen. I have never had a issue staying here and I have always enjoyed staying at the apartments. BEST ONES GOING."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2020

Livit Serviced Apartments
Serenity Apartments Bradford
Serenity Apartments Bradford
3.5 out of 5
Poplar Court, Princeville Street, Bradford, England
The price is £120 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated in Bradford, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of University of Bradford and Colour Museum. Bradford Ice Arena and Alhambra Theatre are ...
Serenity Apartments Bradford
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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