Discover Bradford - West Yorkshire's City of Culture

Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film, a centre of Victorian heritage and the curry Capital of Britain. This culturally diverse city has a vitality that grabs you by the collar and pulls you in. And it just keeps getting better.

Discover Bradford

Some highlights include the National Science and Media Museum and Cartwright Hall, which is home to historic art – it isn’t hard to see why Bradford was recently selected the UK’s City of Culture for 2025.

Bradford on the Map

Bradford is accessible by road, rail and air, with Leeds Bradford airport a short distance away.

Bradford is immediately to the west of Leeds, and to the north of Huddersfield. To the east you will find the Bronte country around Haworth and due north you’ll go through Shipley, before entering Wharfedale towns like Ilkley and Otley.

Latest Inspiration

Below are the most recent three items of news from which have been marked with Bradford as the location.

Staying in Bradford

Also see our dedicated Bradford apartments, hotels pages. and Bradford B&Bs.

Fantastic 2 Bed Apartment close to Bradford Centre

Bradford, BD3 8DS, United Kingdom

Fletcher Apartments

Mill Street Apartments 2 Mill Street, Bradford, BD1 4AY, United Kingdom

ibis Bradford Shipley

Quayside, Bradford, BD18 3ST, United Kingdom

Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel

Bradford Road, Bingley, BD16 1TU, United Kingdom

Sawrey Serviced Apartments

Sawrey House, Sawrey Place, Bradford, BD5 0DA, United Kingdom

Jurys Inn Bradford

2 Thornton Road, Bradford, BD1 2DH, United Kingdom

Best Western Bradford Guide Post Hotel

Common Road, Low Moor, Bradford, BD12 0ST, United Kingdom

The Midland Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

Forster Square, Bradford, BD1 4HU, United Kingdom

Cedar Court Hotel Leeds/Bradford

Mayo Avenue, Rooley Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 8HW

MNA Developments

1222 Leeds Road, Bradford, BD3 8LG, United Kingdom

Stunning 2 Bed apartment close to city centre

Bradford, BD3 8DS, United Kingdom

The Coach House

Bradford, BD13 3QA, United Kingdom

Things to do in Bradford

In the heart of West Yorkshire, Bradford is host to – and surrounded by – a lot of excellent visitor attractions.

Bradford Visitor Information Centre

Visit Bradford, Britannia House, Broadway, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1JF

Bombay Stores

Bombay Buildings, Shearbridge Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1NX

Brown Cow Inn

Ireland Bridge, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 2QX

Grass Hoppers at Tong Garden Centre

Tong Garden Centre, Tong Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 0RY

Keelham Farm Shop

Keelham Farm Shop , Gargrave Road , Skipton , North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Lister Park, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD9 4NS

Tong Garden Centre

Tong Lane, Tong Village, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 0RY

The Broadway Bradford

Hall Ings, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1JR

Roberts Park

Higher Coach Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD17 6AQ

J Trail’s

Bradford, BD1 1HY

Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

1312 Leeds Rd, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 8LF

Pictures of Bradford

The gallery below shows a range of images shot in and around the city of Bradford.

Bradford FAQ’s

What Bradford is famous for?

Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film, having long been home to the National Science and Media Museum, the country’s largest visitor attraction dedicated to photography, broadcast media and the internet.

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