Overlooking lovely Lister Park, this hotel offers boutique style rooms on the outskirts of Bradford.
At the foot of the Pennine Mountains, the city of Bradford in West Yorkshire is a multi-cultural hub. With easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, the chance to explore the county that inspired the Bronte sisters, and a vibrant city vibe, it may just hold a few surprises in store for any sceptics who doubt its value as a tourist destination. We say book a bed and breakfast in Bradford and spend some time discovering the hidden delights of this diverse city.
Bradford really can be described as a global melting pot, thanks to immigrants from Ireland, Poland, Asia, India and Pakistan who descended on the city throughout the years and helped shape it into what it has now become. Once the wool capital of the world, the mills have now been shut, but there are some sights of historical interest that are worth venturing out of your Bradford b and b to see. The former mill town of Saltaire, located within Bradford, has been named on the UNESCO World Heritage List and you can walk out from the city centre, or cycle along the canal to have a look around or take a guided walk and learn more about it.
Get out in the fresh air with a trip to the St Ives estate. With a large park stretching through woodland, open moor and meadows filled with wild-flowers, it's a great place to take the kids and also has an adventure playground that they will love. On a rainy day, explore the Bradford Media Museum and then catch a movie on the big screen at the IMAX. If you're a walker keen to explore the Yorshire Dales and the West Yorkshire countryside, a B&B in Bradford makes a great base. Take a walk on Ilkey Moor, see the wild landscapes that inspired Wuthering Heights on Top Withens or walk amongst the bluebells of the Middleton Woods. There are prime opportunities to engage in other outdoor activities in the area including mountain biking, horse-riding, climbing and hiking in the Pennines. For outdoor pursuits within easy reach of a city B&B Bradford is perfect.
The area of the city known as Little Germany features a display of stunning architecture, with a range of listed buildings, many of which are now residential. Take a heritage walk around the city, taking in the magnificent Cathedral. The area also offers easy access to Bronte county, so for literary enthusiasts seeking a bed and breakfast Bradford is ideal. You can visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum in the nearby village of Haworth, where the sisters lived. A fun way to explore Bronte county is by steam train. Jump on board the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway for a fun family day out.
The city boasts the UK's largest Asian department store and has a wide range of shops, galleries and theatres, including the wonderful Alhambra Theatre, to accommodate those looking for a vibrant city break. For vintage shopping, Saltaire is fabulous and, thanks to the diverse population of the city, you can enjoy one of the best Indian meals served at any UK restaurant on the streets of Bradford. With much more hidden treasures on offer, book a break and explore Bradford now.