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.
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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.
Staying in Bradford
Also see our dedicated Bradford apartments, hotels pages. and Bradford B&Bs.
Heights ViewHeights View, 25 Denholme Road, Oxenhope, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 9NU, United Kingdom
Penistone ViewPenistone View, 44 Shaw Lane, Oxenhope, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 9QL, United Kingdom
Bull Hill CottageBull Hill Cottage, 1 Bull Hill, Oxenhope, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 9NF, United Kingdom
Moor SkiesMoor Skies, Moorside Laithe Farm, Moorside Lane, Oxenhope, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 9RD, United Kingdom
West End HouseWest End House, 39 Back Heights Road, Thornton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 3RP, United Kingdom
Quarry Bank HouseQuarry Bank House, Black Moor Road, Oxenhope, Haworth, West Yorkshire, BD22 9SS, United Kingdom
Events in Bradford
Events scheduled to take place in Bradford in the coming weeks – for more Bradford events, click here:
When Rivers Meet – Breaker of Chains Tour 2023 at Nightrain, Bradford7-19 Queensgate, Bradford, BD1 1RB
Date & Time:May 26th, 2023 7:30pm
Mike Oldfield’s TUBULAR BELLS – The 50th Anniversary Celebration at St Georges Hall, Bradford, BradfordBridge Street, Bradford, BD1 1JS
Date & Time:September 27th, 2023 7:30pm
United By Music – October Drift at The Underground, Bradford9 Duke Street, Bradford, BD1 3QR
Date & Time:September 9th, 2023 7:30pm
Syteria at Nightrain, Bradford7-19 Queensgate, Bradford, BD1 1RB
Date & Time:August 12th, 2023 8:00pm
Professor Brian Cox – Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey at St Georges Hall, Bradford, BradfordBridge Street, Bradford, BD1 1JS
Date & Time:February 24th, 2024 7:30pm
Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime (35 Year Anniversary Tour) at Nightrain, Bradford7-19 Queensgate, Bradford, BD1 1RB
Date & Time:June 20th, 2023 8:00pm
Pictures of Bradford
The gallery below shows a range of images shot in and around the city of Bradford.
Below are the most recent three items of news from Yorkshire.com which have been marked with Bradford as the location.
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.
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. It’s also regarded as a “capital of curry” – the city is famous for having a lot of fantastic food from around the world.
Bradford Fact Pack
- Bradford is a city located in West Yorkshire, England.
- The city has a population of approximately 530,000 people, making it the fifth-largest city in the UK.
- Bradford is situated in the foothills of the Pennines, a range of hills and mountains that runs through Northern England.
- The city has a rich history, dating back to the Roman era, and has been inhabited by the Celts, the Romans, the Anglo-Saxons, and the Vikings.
- Bradford became an important center of the wool trade during the Industrial Revolution, and the city was known for its textile mills and factories.
- Bradford has several notable landmarks, including the City Hall, the Alhambra Theatre, and the St George’s Hall.
- The city has several museums and galleries, including the National Science and Media Museum and the Bradford Industrial Museum.
- Bradford is home to several parks and green spaces, including Lister Park and Peel Park.
- The city has a diverse population, with a significant South Asian community.
- Bradford is known for its curry houses and has been dubbed the “Curry Capital of Britain.”
- The city is home to the University of Bradford, which was established in 1966 and has over 10,000 students.
- Bradford is situated near several other major cities, including Leeds.
- The city has a vibrant arts and culture scene, with several festivals and events throughout the year.
- Bradford has several shopping centers, including the Broadway Bradford and the Kirkgate Shopping Center.
- The city has a range of accommodation options, including hotels, guesthouses, and self-catering apartments.
- Bradford is home to several professional sports teams, including Bradford City Football Club and Bradford Bulls Rugby League Club.
- The city has several historic churches and cathedrals, including the Bradford Cathedral and the St. Paul’s Church.
- Bradford has a range of independent shops, selling everything from clothing and gifts to artisanal food and drink.
- The city has a vibrant music scene, with several venues and events showcasing local and international talent.
- Bradford has several canals and waterways, including the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Bradford Beck.
- The city has several notable food and drink producers, including Saltaire Brewery and Lishman’s of Ilkley.
- Bradford has a range of educational institutions, including primary and secondary schools, colleges, and adult education centers.
- The city has a range of public transportation options, including buses, trains, and taxis.
- Bradford is a vibrant and multicultural city, with a rich history and a range of attractions and amenities to suit all interests.
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