Bradford Car Hire

Bradford is a city located in the county of West Yorkshire, in England. The town is located about eight and a half miles (14km) from Leeds, and lies in the foothills of the Pennines. The main shopping centre in Bradford is Kirkgate, which has large chains such as WH Smiths, River Island, Primark and many more. It also has an indoor market and over five hundred car parking spaces. Located at the heart of West Yorkshire's metropolitan borough in Northern England, Bradford sits in the foothills of the "backbone of England", the Pennines. It was located at the crossing of three valleys which make the locals enjoy a generally moderate rainfall and cool weather year-round. Bradford was an industrial town during the Industrial Revolution, famous for its wool, textiles, and irons production facilities. Bradford is also known for its links to movie production and distribution, garnering the UNESCO's City of Film for its cinematographic legacy. It was the birthplace of many famous authors and composers including the Bronte sisters, Delius, and J.B. Priestley.

Summer getaway in Bradford: A summer holiday should not be defined by white sandy beaches and seaside resorts alone. If you travel to the UK, there are plenty of places where you can spend a summer getaway. V isiting picturesque villages, historic trails, homes of the country’s renowned authors, and doing or witnessing world’s famous outdoor sports and competitions, to name a few. For travellers who would love to enjoy all of these things for their summer getaway, Bradford is just the right place to visit.

Places of interest in Bradford:

  • Saltaire - Historical village

  • Visit the quaint and lovely historic village of Saltaire where wealthy textile merchant Sir Titus Salt relocated his business and employees to a serene place where the River Aire runs through it. Built in 1851-1876, Saltaire was one of the world’s earliest and best preserved model villages of the 19th century. Each house had a water supply, gas lighting, separate living and cooking spaces, and bedrooms. Visitors could visit Roberts Park, Salts Mill, Shipley Glen Tramway and the United Reformed Church building, built by Sir Titus Salt in 1859.
  • National Media Museum:
  • Visitors might want to visit the National Media Museum where visitors can watch movies, listen to radio broadcasts and see photographs that made Bradford famous and earned its UNESCO City of Film recognition. Children will enjoy learning and playing with the museum's educational exhibitions. Entrance is free but charges apply for IMAX 3D cinema. Overall, the museum can become a fantastic option for younger travellers as well as grown-up ones looking to spend their day out. Other notable museums in the city are the Bradford Industrial Museum, Bolling Hall, Cliffe Castle Museum, The Peace Museum, and Manor House Art Gallery.

Bradford has two major hospitals, St Luke's Hospital and Bradford Royal Infirmary. The hospitals are both operated by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS trust, and are also teaching hospitals. Bradford city is accessed by the A647 trunk road between Halifax and leeds.

Restaurants in Bradford:

Bradford is renowned as the Curry Capital of Britain for the last three consecutive years due to its cuisines, which reflect the city’s multi culture. Shimla Spice, Omar Khan's, Kiplings and Akbars are some popular restaurants serving great curry dishes.You can find some great real ale pubs, tearooms and cafés, in addition to award-winning restaurants. A Michelin-starred restaurant Box Tree, serving French and British cuisine is one of the must-visit restaurants in the city for culinary foodies.From beer festivals to theatre shows, Farm Park to centuries-old cathedrals and golf clubs, there is something for everyone who visits the city. In fact, even the Victorian cemetery can serve as an unusual tourist spot in the area. Since there is a myriad of activities you can do while in Bradford, you might want to gather more information about the city online so you can plan your itinerary accordingly.



Local Parks and canal in Bradford

Enjoy a stroll along the Bingley Five Rise Locks on a sunny summer day and see barges steering through the locks. Take pictures of the canal and the picturesque surroundings or sip a cup of coffee at a café by the locks whenever you feel like it. Sit on a bench on one of the city's parks with a good book in your hands.Bradford has several accessible parks and gardens such as the City Park, Peel Park, and Chellow Dene with reservoirs surrounded by lovely woodland. The city has several walking trails popular among visitors and local residents as well.

Bronte Weaving Shed:

The birthplace of the Bronte sisters, the Weaving Shed is located in Townend Mill, North Street Haworth. On lucky days, you can watch working exhibitions of Timmy Feather, known as "The last hand-loom weaver in Yorkshire" by the locals. Entrance is free.