Inside Bradford – top things to do

Bradford is truly diverse city from walks in the country to an amazing array of Indian restaurants.  

 

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Visit Bradford have shared there top things to do

A Railway Children Adventure at Keighley and Worth Valley Railway 

This iconic location is steaming back onto cinema screens with The Railway Children Return this summer. Book your tickets and jump on board to create your own railway adventure.

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

 

In the Footsteps of Harry Houdini

The famous escape artist, visited St. George's Hall Bradford for one week only in 1905.  While in Bradford he performed his jail breaking act by escaping from the cells in City Hall. See if you can break free from the Bradford Police Museum; with guided tours of the original Victorian cells and beautifully preserved Court room, which has been featured in many TV dramas.

Bradford Police Museum

 

World’s Largest Letterpress 

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire is a creative village, with arts and culture woven throughout its fabric. Visit the People Powered Press at Salts Works, named the world's largest letterpress printing press by Guinness World Records. Check out the workshop programme for printing, writing, crafts, and more 

The People Powered Press

 

Ilkley’s Darwin Connections

Charles Darwin was staying in Ilkley, while awaiting the publication of his book, "The Origin of Species”.  You can also rejuvenate yourself with a wellness break in Ilkley. After a rejuvenating moorland walk and a stroll around Darwin Gardens Millennium Green, relax and be pampered with friends at the Verbeia Spa and enjoy a Mud Rasul treatment.

Craiglands Hotel, Verbeia Spa and Fitness Centre



Curry Capital

Bradford is officially Curry Capital of Britain, thanks to its excellent curry restaurants. South Asian influences can be found all around the city,  take a look at the eye-catching Mughal Water Gardens, in Lister Park. 'Turning the world inside out' by British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor is on display at nearby Cartwright Hall Art Gallery. 

The Bradford Curry Guide

Retail therapy

Bradford is a brilliant place for shoppers with a mix of big high street names and independent shops where you can always find something unique. The Kirkgate Centre or new shopping centre The Broadway are your best bet for the famous shops. There’s also Forster Square Shopping Park right next to the railway station. Otherwise we’d recommend Saltaire or Haworth for authentic markets and vintage items.