VisitBradford has recently unveiled a new micro-site aimed at promoting short getaways within the district. This fresh platform, launched by Bradford Council’s tourism team, showcases a variety of travel plans designed to inspire potential visitors to arrange a short break and explore the area.
The offerings cater to a diverse range of interests, encompassing culture, literature, art, gastronomy, heritage, history, and the natural outdoors. Whether it’s a family, friends, or a romantic getaway, even amidst the dreariest weather, the Bradford district offers a wealth of discoveries.
For aficionados of literature, a trip to the Brontës’ residence in Haworth and the surrounding moors of this globally renowned village is a must. Art enthusiasts can immerse themselves in an array of masterpieces by the UK’s preeminent living artist, David Hockney, exhibited at Salts Mill within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, as well as at Cartwright Hall. The latter also houses works by several other celebrated artists, including a current display of a painting recently authenticated using AI as an unequivocal work of the master Raphael.
Bradford boasts fame for its curries, having been crowned the Curry Capital of Britain on six occasions. The district’s numerous exceptional restaurants are consistent award-winners. In addition, the district is home to outstanding breweries such as Saltaire Brewery, Goose Eye, and Timothy Taylors, to name a few.
For those who relish exploring the great outdoors, the Stay and Explore website presents suggested plans for walking and cycling. This includes uncovering the Five-Rise Locks along the Leeds Liverpool Canal in Bingley, the Cow and Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor, and Shipley Glen.
History buffs will relish stepping back in time with a journey on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. They can also delve into the district’s heritage at Bradford Industrial Museum, Cliffe Castle in Keighley, East Riddlesden Hall, Bolling Hall, and the Manor House in Ilkley.
The district is also abundant in ‘Instagramable’ spots, and this new website aims to guide individuals in discovering these picturesque locations.
Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “On this new Stay and Explore micro-site we’ve created a selection of itineraries to highlight some of the amazing places, activities and entertainment people can experience on a visit to the Bradford district. From a gastronomic adventure to finding Instagram-ready spots or unravelling Bradford’s textile heritage. The site highlights the great destinations and places to visit we have across the district, from theatre breaks to experience the art, heritage and wonderful countryside of the district. There is so much to do in the area, it makes sense to stay a few nights or even longer.”
To get inspiration for your visit to the district visit www.visitbradford.com/stayandexplore