Ways to Celebrate St George’s Day

Wednesday the 23rd Of April is a time to celebrate.  From great food, world-class literature, and real ale, there are loads of reasons to celebrate St George’s Day in Bradford & district.

Walk in the footsteps of literary greats the Brontë sisters.  Visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum and explore the beautiful home and surroundings that inspired classic Brontë novels.  Make your way around this unique family home and see some of Charlotte’s personal possessions, like the original table where she sat and wrote her inspirational novels including Jane Eyre.

The museum is close to the Brontë Waterfalls and the Brontë Bridge, considered to be the sisters’ favourite places in the village of Haworth where they grew up.

The English countryside is stunning in the springtime.  So why not discover the beauty of Bradford and district, where there are hundreds of great walks through the woods and over the moors.

Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially English tradition and a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon in Bradford & district.  Looking for the best Afternoon Tea Bradford has to offer? Try our top picks for the freshest scones and finger-cut sandwiches, Masala chai and more!

TOP SPOTS FOR AFTERNOON TEA IN BRADFORD & DISTRICT.

THE GREAT VICTORIA HOTEL, BRADFORD
FOYER BAR, THE MIDLAND HOTEL, BRADFORD
TIFFIN CAFE, BRADFORD

PEARLS TEAROOM & PATISSERIE, BRADFORD

BETTYS CAFE, ILKLEY
ASHMOUNT COUNTRY HOUSE, HAWORTH
CAKE’OLE KEIGHLEY & BRADFORD
JEANETTE’S CAKERY, SALTAIRE

Top Tip: On selected dates throughout the year enjoy Cream teas at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.  What better way to travel than through the beautiful Brontë countryside on a sunny spring afternoon, whilst nibbling on a homemade scone, jam and clotted cream and sipping a perfect cup of English tea  from a china cup?

Explore England’s World Heritage Story –  your chance to experience one of the greatest stories ever told, starring UNESCO World Heritage Site Saltaire.  Did you know that when Salts Mill opened in 1853, it was the biggest factory in the world? 3000 workers toiled away at 1200 looms, producing 30,000 yards of cloth every single day. Today part of the old factory is home to the world’s largest permanent collection of art by Bradford born artist David Hockney.

SOLD OUT!!!! St. George’s Hall Heritage Tour.  A few lucky theatre ticket holders will get to celebrate St. George’s Day in style this year by visiting the newly refurbished St George’s Concert Hall, Bradford.

Let’s make a toast to St. George’s Day, enjoy a pint of local brew and sample some Yorkshire puddings.  Follow our ale trail, highlighting the fantastic selection of real ale pubs.  These include cafe bars, traditional pubs, rural gems and many more. Explore and sample a wide selection of locally brewed ales, we are proud to be home to a number of breweries, there is everything from award-winning Timothy Taylors to smaller independent micro breweries.

Spend 24 Hours in Bradford and tantalise your taste buds following the Bradford Curry Trail.  Celebrate everything local, make the most of all of the local suppliers and producers we have and celebrate St. George’s Day the Yorkshire way.