The city is an excellent launch pad for exploring beautiful countryside and other Northern cities. The surrounding areas offer some of the most picturesque scenery in the country including the nearby districts of Haworth, Ilkley, Saltaire, the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines. There are also regular trains from the city centre to transport you to the heart of the Dales.
A short train or bus ride can lead to historic World Heritage site Saltaire or Ilkley where you can walk over the famous moors and visit the Cow and Calf rocks. Take a canal trip through Bingley’s Five Rise Locks or travel by steam train from Keighley through to Oxenhope on the scenic Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
From the Haworth station it is only a short walk to the Parsonage Museum, home of the Brontë family or to the moors that inspired some of English literature’s most famous authors.
As the former ‘Wool Capital’ of the World, Bradford was once famed for its industrial excellence within the textiles sector. The Wool Exchange and ‘Little Germany’, the former wool merchants’ area of the city, reflect this industrial heritage. Whilst retaining many of its unique features, Bradford is now a very international city with a diverse cultural mix. The city is currently being revitalised through an ongoing programme of investment and renewal.