tourist information and local guide for the city of bradford

Why Bradford Is The Place To Visit This Year

Find out why Bradford  is one of the must-see destinations in Europe.

  Bradford has some extremely beautiful tourist destinations to hold the attention of global tourists. There are  pedestrian-friendly towns, ample food and nightlife options but possess unique attributes as well and much more to explore.  Rich in culture and heritage and a bio-diversity which attracts nature lovers from all over the world.  Food, drink architecture, culture plus major tourist attractions attract visitors from all over Europe. 

Things to doin Bradford
13 Things to do 
Whats on
Foodand drink in Bradford
Food & Drink

Heart-pumping thrills in the heart of the city? You bet — Bradford is the perfect place to tap into your inner adventurer. Here are 13 things to do.

There are many special events across the district from 1960s weekend to a dragon boat race.

Though first-time visitors might come to Bradford for the culture and architecture, many return travelers come for the food

Where to stay in Bradford
Where to stay

Whether you seek luxury downtown hotels, comfortable, full service hotels or cosy bed & breakfast inns, Bradford has lodging options to suit you.

Where to shop in Bradford
Shopping

From fabulous fashion to food and drink,  Bradford caters for the various retail needs of residents and tourists offering some of the biggest brands and names.

Bradford has a great mix of both national and independent shops and is an important retail destination

Explore Bradford visitor guide
Explore

Bradford has the whole family covered with fun activities for parents, kids and anyone else that wants to tag along. From outdoor adventures to bigger-than-life experiences, just make sure you bring your comfy shoes

Discover Bradford -

The un official tourist information website for the City of  Bradford

Bradford is a City and metropolitan borough with unique attractions, exciting events, world class sport offerings, unrivalled musical heritage and famously warm welcomes.

Situated on the edge of the Pennines the City is spread over quite a large area and includes the towns of Keighley, Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley, Haworth, Silsden and Denholme.

Bradford's history is rich and long. This is reflected in its fascinating visitor attractions including the unique World Heritage Village of Saltaire. The Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway , magnificent Shipley glen tramway, Little Germany, one of the country’s best preserved Victorian commercial areas and beautiful Five rise locks. 

Bradford has a real sense of individuality, its varied cultural scene is embraced by proud locals, and the diverse mix of eateries. The city is rejoicing in being named Curry Capital of Britain for an unprecedented sixth year in a row. Take a trip into Ilkley for Bettys café or visit 'The Box Tree' a Michelin Star restaurant. Head to Keighley to discover great mix of independent shops and boutiques, cafes and bars or Haworth for gifts, to vintage clothes to fresh local produce. The new Broadway is a shopping and leisure complex in the centre of Bradford. The 570,000 sq ft (53,000 sq m) Broadway Bradford now boasts more than 70 restaurants, cafes and shops.

For cutting-edge bars and cool cocktails you'll do best trying out the Sunbridge wells tunnels. If your more into craft beer a thriving craft beer scene centred around the North Parade area. The Sparrow Bier cafe is a must-visit...

Unexpected Bradford

Hey! Whether you think you already know Bradford or not, it’s always going to surprise you.  Somewhere between a cow & calf selfie and a walk in Lister park are friendly bars to explore, great music to discover and street art to stumble upon—all wrapped in a stunning countryside backdrop. You will also find some of the nicest and friendliest people anywhere.

So come, and let Bradford surprise you.

Beyond Bradford
Beyond the City
Outdoor spaces in Bradford
Outdoor spaces
Bradford Trip Insprtion
Trip Inspiration

Bradford  is a truly a family-friendly city. From restaurants to parks to school choices, Bradford  is also a very large city, and there are many different areas of town, each with its own distinct personality.

Get Outside: The Most Beautiful Parks and Green Spaces in Bradford. Enjoy the great outdoors at one of these great spots in and around the Bradford district.

 Sometimes the hardest part of planning a vacation is choosing where to go in the first place. Try our expert Picks for your Bradford vacation.

Bradford city of film
City of Film
Day out with kids in Bradford
Day out with the Kids
Dog friendly Bradford
Dog friendly

You've never met a place quite like this - Meet Bradford

Witness the best of cultural tourism and capture a glimpse of the lifestyle of ... attractions such as national as the National Media and Science museum well as the Hockney Gallery. 

Explore like a local in Bradford
Explore like a Local
Art and Music in Bradford
Art & Music
Bradford Bike City
Bike City
Go beyond Bradford
Go beyond Bradford
LGBT un Bradford
Guide to LGBT Bradford
48 hours in Bradford
48 hrs in Bradford

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