"The Administrative Centre for West Yorkshire" Wakefield by spidermiss
Wakefield Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 113 photos
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:Love the Hepworth Gallery!
- Cons:A city often overlooked on the M1!
- In a nutshell:Hepworth Gallery is the jewel of the city!
I had a look around the Bridge and Chantry Chapel after I visited the Hepworth Gallery. The Chantry Chapel was built in... more travel advice
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