"The Administrative Centre for West Yorkshire" Wakefield by spidermiss

Wakefield Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 113 photos

My Neighbouring City!

Wakefield is the the administrative centre for West Yorkshire where all the public services headquarters for the county are based. I have made many visits to Wakefield as it's only 12 miles from Leeds, where I live.

Visits including a visit to the Nostell Priory and Parklands in April and July 2011. I recently paid a visit to Hepworth Gallery and nearby Chantry and its Bridge. There are plans in the future to revisit the city's cathedral and the town hall for VT tips.

Wakefield over the centuries became an important market town and the centre for wool. The River Calder served as the centre's inland port.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Love the Hepworth Gallery!
  • Cons:A city often overlooked on the M1!
  • In a nutshell:Hepworth Gallery is the jewel of the city!
  • Last visit to Wakefield: Jun 2013
  • Intro Updated Oct 16, 2013
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