Wakefield is a place of creativity and discovery, home to iconic art and sculpture and a rich industrial heritage, there’s more to this cultural city than meets the eye!
Exploring the centre, you’ll stumble across high street favourites, independent boutiques and an eclectic mix of independent cafes, bars and restaurants.
A city that loves good food and celebrates with its affinity with rhubarb and liquorice with gusto, enjoy a variety of culinary experiences, from international fine dining to a pint of real ale in a cosy pub.
Delve into Wakefield’s heritage with a tour of the National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield Cathedral or National Trust Nostell.
Embrace the great outdoors and the landscapes that inspired generations of artists with a visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. And don’t miss The Hepworth Wakefield, The Art House and a wonderfully intimate night at Theatre Royal Wakefield.
Located at the crossroads of the M62 and M1, Wakefield is perfect for a weekend getaway.
From coal mines to castles, mansions to museums, Wakefield has a rich heritage and a history stretching back thousands of years - and plenty of venues to explore.Read more
In the Middle Ages, Wakefield was known as the “Merrie City” because their food and drink was good and plentiful. Centuries later, that hasn’t changed!Read more
Looking for a little retail therapy? The Wakefield district’s the place for you. Whatever you’re looking for, and however you like to shop, they've got it in spades.Read more
Home to the iconic Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Hepworth Gallery, creativity flows through Wakefield's museums and galleries waiting to be explored.Read more
The “We’re Good To Go” mark signals that a tourism and hospitality business has adapted their operations in line with respective Government and public health guidance and has a COVID-19 risk assessment in place to aid staff training, social distancing and cleanliness. Discover all tourism and hospitality businesses which have the mark.
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