Ways to Celebrate English Tourism Week | Visit Bradford

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This spring, why not explore the best of English tourism that Bradford & District has to offer.  Join us to celebrate English Tourism Week (17-25 March 2018) explore attractions, shops, experiences and activities!

Here are 12 ways to celebrate English Tourism Week in Bradford & District……..

  • Enjoy a night at the theatre, see one of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results at the Alhambra Theatre.
  • Spend 24 Hours in Bradford and tantalise your taste buds following the Bradford Curry Trail.  The restaurants are proud to serve authentic Asian cuisine, it’s no wonder Bradford holds the official title of ‘Curry Capital of Britain’.
  • Take a stroll around charming UNESCO World Heritage Site Saltaire.  Founded in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt, a leading industrialist in the Yorkshire woollen industry.  This pretty village has a rich history and heritage, and plenty of great attractions.   Discover local beauty spot of Shipley Glen, which can be reached using the Victorian Shipley Glen Tramway – a historic funicular dating from 1895.

  • Lights, Camera, Action! Explore the amazing architecture and landscapes of Bradford, UNESCO City of Film.  Visit inspirational movie locations, both Peaky Blinders and Gunpowder are the latest in a long line of productions filmed in and around Bradford.
  • Virtual reality meets early photography at the National Science and Media Museum. Check out ‘Thresholds’ a VR experience created by artist Mat Collishaw, that recreates William Henry Fox Talbot’s first photography exhibition in 1839.

  • What better way to celebrate English Tourism Week than with a very traditional afternoon tea at the Midland Hotel, Bradford.
  • See David Hockney’s Yorkshire, Salts Mill, a beautifully restored Victorian textile mill, houses the world’s largest permanent collection of Hockney’s work.
  • Brush up on a bit of culture, check out our pick of the city’s best cultural offerings at Bradford Museums & Galleries.
  • Take an invigorating walk on Ilkley Moor, visit the iconic Cow & Calf (also known as the Hangingstone Rocks) by using one of the network of paths from Ilkley and White Wells.
  • Step back in time on the Railway Children’s Railway in the heart of Brontë Country. Immerse yourself in the history of the railways and experience a really big, noisy adventure at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
  • Enjoy English beers!  Jacobs Ale House in Bradford are celebrating ‘Newbies Mini Fest’ with lots of Yorkshire beer on their lovely bar.  Discover Bradford’s lost underground world, Sunbridgewells –  a network of tunnels underneath the city centre.  Enjoy a series of music bars, traditional bar, sports bar, gin bar and tapas restaurant.
  • Find the first crocuses and snowdrops. Jog outside. Take a hike. Ride a bike.  Share your English springtime pictures (with the hashtags #Springland #VisitBradford on Social Media) 

Welcome to Yorkshire’s annual showcase of the biggest tourism news – Yorkshire on Show – is back for 2018.  For the first time ever it’s being held in the iconic Alhambra Theatre, Bradford #Y18 (Wednesday 21 March) Enjoy a guided walk around the city as part of #Y18 with Visit Bradford. Register now!

For Brilliant Bradford days out take inspiration from one of our themed itineraries get a flavour of the great things you can see and do on a visit to Bradford.

Don’t forget to share your experiences with us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram @visitbradford (using hashtags #ETW18 #VisitBradford.)  To search for more events taking place during English Tourism Week visit our What’s On section.