New micro site to promote short breaks to the wonderful Bradford district

Article dated Friday Oct 6, 2023 at 02:24 PM

A new micro-site has been launched by VisitBradford to promote short breaks to the district. The new site launched by Bradford Council’s tourism team, features a range of itineraries to inspire visitors to stay and explore the district by booking a short break.

There’s something for everyone whether it’s culture, literature, art, gastronomy, heritage and history or the great outdoors. With places to spend quality time for families, friends or couples, even on the rainiest of days – the Bradford district has plenty to discover.

Literary fans can delight in a trip to the home of the Brontës at Haworth and the moors surrounding this world famous village. Art lovers can discover a myriad of masterpieces by the UK’s greatest living artist David Hockney at Salts Mill in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire as well as at Cartwright Hall, which also hosts works by many other famous artists including a current display of a painting recently discovered using AI to be undoubtedly by the master Raphael.

Bradford is famous for its curries and has been declared the Curry Capital of Britain six times over, with the district’s numerous exceptional restaurants regularly winning awards. The district is also home to excellent breweries including Saltaire Brewery, Goose Eye, Timothy Taylors to name a few.

For those who like to explore the great outdoors the Stay and Explore website has suggested itineraries for walking and cycling including discovering the Five-Rise Locks on the Leeds Liverpool Canal at Bingley, the Cow and Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor, and Shipley Glen.

If history is your thing then steam in to the past with a trip on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, discover the district’s heritage at Bradford Industrial Museum, Cliffe Castle at Keighley, East Riddlesden Hall, Bolling Hall and the Manor House at Ilkley.

The district is also infinitely ‘Instagramable’ and this new website site aims to help people to discover its ‘gram-worthy’ spots.

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 experiencing 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

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