Ways to Celebrate English Tourism Week | Visit Bradford

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This spring, join us to celebrate English Tourism Week (30 March – 7 April 2019) explore attractions, shops, experiences and activities in Bradford & district!

Here are 12 ways to celebrate English Tourism Week

  • Enjoy a night at the Alhambra theatre in ‘Pepperland’ Mark Morris Dance Group’s unique tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
  • Spend 24 Hours in Bradford and tantalise your taste buds following the Bradford Curry Trail.
  • 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.
  • Join the M&S Company Archive as they bring the M&S story to life ‘Dressed in Time’ on Stage at the Studio Theatre. Discover how Michael Marks first came to West Yorkshire in 1884, find out how employees during the Second World War dealt with clothing rationing.

  • 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.
  • Go on a guided tour of Saltaire Brewery, behind the scenes access allowing you to see exactly what goes into making real Yorkshire beer before sampling some award-winning brews.
  • 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) 

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.

During English Tourism Week, we are looking forward to Y19 Welcome to Yorkshire’s annual showcase of the biggest tourism news – Yorkshire on Show – is back for 2019 and promises to be even more spectacular than ever before, as Welcome to Yorkshire celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The third annual Worth Valley Tourism Forum is to be held on Tues, April 2nd.  The workshop will be focused on establishing our shared vision for Tourism in Brontë Country, with an emphasis on working collaboratively to bring this vision to life.

Don’t forget to share your experiences with us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram @visitbradford (using hashtags #EnglishTourismWeek19 #VisitBradford.)  To search for more events taking place during English Tourism Week visit our What’s On section.