If you are thinking about making Bradford your home or even just paying it a visit, you are in for a real treat: with so many reasons to love this vibrant part of Yorkshire, we’ve prepared a ‘top 3’ list…
Reason 1: Bradford will keep you entertained:
As the first UNESCO City of Film, Bradford really knows how to put on a show: from its first-rate museums and galleries, inspiring film and arts festivals, fine theatre and eclectic music scene to its rich history and beautiful architecture, there is truly something for everyone to appreciate in this wonderful location.
Some highlights include:
- The National Media Museum: As the home of Yorkshire’s only IMAX cinema, this ground-breaking attraction hosts enthralling exhibitions and offers a stunning interactive experience that will allow you to explore the worlds of cinema, television, animation and computer games in a hands-on manner.
- Bradford City Park: Prepare to be stunned with a visit to this amazing water feature: it will simply dazzle you with its combination of precision-engineered fountains, ingenious lighting systems and stunning laser displays.
- The Alhambra Theatre: From ballet to the Bard, big-scale musicals to cutting-edge drama, there is something for everyone at this beautifully-preserved Bradford icon.
- The Bradford Mela: As the largest event of its kind in Europe, this vibrant cultural extravaganza will give you a weekend to remember, with a dazzling display of music and dance, arts & crafts and fine cuisine: it’s no wonder that over 100,000 people typically attend the Bradford Mela each year!
Reason 2: Bradford is a food-lover’s paradise
Whilst Bradford may be the ‘City of Film’, it is also known as ‘The Curry Capital of Britain’, after being voted the undisputed winner two years in a row (in 2011 and 2012) : confirming what aficionados of Asian cuisine in the UK have known for years;
But even if curry is not your thing, you’ll still be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding amazing food in Bradford: an eclectic range of cuisine is available, from the fresh local produce at Bradford’s markets, to traditional pub fare, fine-dining and family-friendly eateries.
Reason 3: Bradford opens up the rest of Yorkshire to you
Bradford is the perfect hub from which to explore the very best of what Yorkshire has to offer: from beautifully preserved traditional villages such as UNESCO World Heritage Site: Saltaire, to breath-taking views across the Moors and Dales, you’ll find that activities like hillwalking, fishing, mountain-biking and many more are all within easy reach of the city.
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The author of this post has written guides on how to find the best houses for sale in Bradford, along with top tips for travellers visiting this beautiful part of Yorkshire.