Top 10 Things to do in Bradford, United Kingdom (UK)

November 14, 2017 Diedre Savory

Bradford /ˈbrædfərd/ ( listen) is in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England, in the foothills of the Pennines 8.6 miles (14 km) west of Leeds, and 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Wakefield. Bradford became a municipal borough in 1847, and received its charter as a city in 1897. Following local government reform in 1974, city status was bestowed upon the wider metropolitan borough.
Restaurants in Bradford

1. Bingley Five Rise Locks

Bingley, Bradford, England
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4.5 based on 432 reviews

Bingley Five Rise Locks

Reviewed By HungaryGiant - Leeds, United Kingdom

As kids, we would cycle along the canal up to the locks.... explaining to my kids that in my youth we had no electronics, we played out and found interest outside the home..... weekends consisted of riding down to the locks, as we were close by I decided to show the kids where I spent many a weekends....

2. Alhambra Theatre

Morley Street, Bradford BD7 1AJ, England +44 1274 432000
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Alhambra Theatre

The Alhambra Theatre is regarded as the North's premier touring venue and hosts the best in large scale entertainment from ballet and opera to variety and comedy, musicals, drama and Yorkshire's biggest panto.The venue seats 1,400 people and is a popular choice for major touring companies including Northern Ballet Theatre, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and David Ian Productions (Chicago, Grease, The Sound of Music). It has staged major West End shows including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Miss Saigon. It is a member of The Dance Consortium, a group of theatres who work together to bring the best in international dance to the UK.The Alhambra also offers a unique and unrivalled setting for meetings, events, corporate hospitality and conferences in Bradford.

Reviewed By nickcartr - hudersfield

loved the film and loved the stage production also. fantastic performance from all the cast , after first scene i had forgotten that the horses and other animals were puppets . great view even up at the back of the theatre. only downside was lack of leg room for both my wife and i .looking forward to our next trip.

3. Saltaire Village

Victoria Road, Shipley, Bradford, England +44 1274 531163
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Saltaire Village

Reviewed By CIARB - Dublin, Ireland

Everybody visiting Yorkshire should come and have a look around Saltaire village - it is unique and truly remarkable.

4. Roberts Park

Lodge Higher Roberts Roberts Park Lodge Higher Coach Road, Shipley, Bradford BD17 7LU, England +44 1274 437028
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4.5 based on 219 reviews

Roberts Park

Reviewed By Paul F - Chesterfield, United Kingdom

This park is very well kept, with lovely views and arbours to sit in. The café in the park looked nice, but ridiculously didn't allow dogs and was empty (Park was full of people walking dogs...mmmmm). We walked around enjoying the scene for a while before heading back over the bridge, well worth a visit.

5. Salts Mill

Salts Mill Victoria Road, Shipley, Bradford BD18 3LA, England +44 1274 531163
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Salts Mill

Reviewed By BrockhallBob - Whalley, United Kingdom

At a loose end, my wife and I decided to have a run over into Yorkshire and visit Salts mill located in Saltaire, Shipley.
My wife had been previously but this was my first time. Different to what I expected having previously visited Quarry Bank Mill near Manchester but still worth the trip.
A well preserved mill which has been turned into a kind of up-market bazaar! Plenty of 'arty' stores, David Hockney paintings and other galleries.
A summer visit will be required to follow up the parkland by the river and to make a full day of it.
Very nice café (Salts Diner) and a further one at the top floor which we did not try. I thought it was lacking a bit in the history of the place with only a small exhibition and some videos. Would recommend a summer visit with children as there is a very large play area across the river which would be great for them.
I forgot....it's free entry as well!!

6. Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

Prod Lane | Baildon, Shipley, Bradford BD17 5BN, England +44 7470 246123
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4.5 based on 292 reviews

Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

Take a scenic trip on a historic attraction: the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain dating from 1895.

Reviewed By 126iana - Sheffield, United Kingdom

This attraction is really nice to see, run by people who really care about their attraction, and please visit, it's fun. So it only takes a few minutes to travel from top to bottom, and it's the same the other way. There is a lot...MoreOur volunteers try their best to keep things going. Santa is here starting 2nd December 2017. Times etc are on the website:- Glad you enjoyed tha trip

7. Lister Park

Lister Park Lodge Oak Lane, Bradford BD9 4NA, England +44 1274 431000
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4.5 based on 206 reviews

Lister Park

Reviewed By pbhPlymouth - Plymouth

Walked through the park on the way to the Cartright museum. The whole area is superb and very well kept. Formal and informal areas, large specimen trees, tennis courts and lots of Seating.

8. Bradford Industrial Museum

Moorside Road, Bradford BD2 3HP, England +44 1274 435900
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4.5 based on 322 reviews

Bradford Industrial Museum

Reviewed By bradfordgirl5 - Bradford, United Kingdom

We are very lucky in Bradford to have so many marvelous museums.There is something for everyone here printing, housing, industrial machinery, transport modes and textile machines. It is very interactive with lots of working models.

9. Baildon Moor

Shipley, Bradford, England +44 1274 433678
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4.5 based on 161 reviews

Baildon Moor

Reviewed By CarolyneC19 - Bradford, United Kingdom

Visited the woodland and walks near Shipley Glen on several afternoons as a fabulous way to blow away the cobwebs and appreciate the wonderful countryside on offer.
The boys loved exploring the woodland; finding sticks and clamoring over the rocks.
The terrain along the top, up from Prod Lane near the pub/cafe is also manageable by those who may not be used to rambling or walking.
There are plenty of benches and rocks from white view the amazing scenery.
A family favourite.

10. Bolling Hall

Bowling Hall Road, Bradford BD4 7LP, England +44 1274 431814
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Bolling Hall

Reviewed By Trevor H - Otley, United Kingdom

Took the grandchildren here and was pleasantly surprised. My granddaughter was interested when I explained things, but being eight her concentration waned but we found other things to look at. She, and I liked the old bedroom chambers. My little grandson liked it all too. Another visit will be had.

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