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Bradford Travel Guide: 85 reviews and 270 photos

"Was the Wool Capital of the World!"

Bradford is a city in West Yorkshire which is west of Leeds. Bradford played an important role in the 18th and 19th Century following the Industrial Revolution and the city was known as the 'Wool Capital of the World' during the 19th Century.

In the 20th Century the textile industry declined and caused a number of social issues in the city. However Bradford is an interesting city with a diverse culture which is reflected in their annual Mela, fascinating landmaks and architecture, National Media Museum and Lister Park and Cartwright Hall. The Alhambra Theatre offers an exciting programme of productions.

Bradford has one of the highest population of South Asians in the country including those originating from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. This accounts to almost a quarter of the city's population.

Bradford is undergoing regeneration and its districts are worthwhile exploring such as Saltaire, Bingley, Haworth and Ilkley.

The Bradford City of Peace!

Currently doing the Bradford Peace Trail (An ongoing walking project since October 2015).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A Strong Industrial Heritage!
  • Cons:A bit run down in places!
  • In a nutshell:A mixture of Industrial Heritage and diverse Culture!
  • Last visit to Bradford: May 2011
  • Intro Updated Oct 10, 2015
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  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    I like your page because it focuses on the positive parts of an old, industrial city rather than the negative. Interesting and filled with good ideas. Irene

    • spidermiss's Profile Photo
      Dec 7, 2014 at 11:03 AM

      Thank you! Yes, Bradford is very rich in history and was a top industrial centre and today the city continues regenerating today :)

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    Very good page.
    I'd love to visit that industrial museum

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Dawn, lovely little page with interesting tips about Bradford. Although I have been to the UK quite a few times, I never really made it to this gorgeous city.

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Hi Dawn, I really enjoyed reading your Lister park tip, it looks like my kinda place!

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