Last updated: 1 April 2020.

Useful information and advice for visitors on the outbreak of COVID-19.

In line with Government issued advice Bradford & Ilkley Visitor Info Centres will be closed to the public from the 18th March. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the team via email : or follow us on socials. #visitBradford

All visitors to Bradford & district should check plans before travelling as many attractions, events and activities may have been postponed or cancelled.

Here’s a list of attractions affected by coronavirus:

Bradford Cathedral is closed – check for live streaming updates.



Restaurants, pubs, shops and other venues have temporarily closed their doors as a result of government advice, so remember to check direct with the venue before travelling.

The Broadway Bradford – Only essential retailers are remaining open, entrance via Charles Street.

The Kirkgate Shopping Centre is closed until further notice. Kirkgate Pharmacy and Poundland remain open for essential purchases.

Bradford Markets – In response to Covid-19, trading is currently limited to the Oastler Centre, Keighley Market and St James’s Wholesale Market, with a focus on fresh produce, non-perishables and essentials and with social distancing measures in place. Check opening times. Order&Collect services available.

Travel and Transport:

Keighley Bus Company – Temporary change to use Saturday timetables on most TransDev buses from Monday 23 March.

WYMETRO Updates : Find out about changes to local bus and train services.

Bradford Council is reinforcing the message that travel to exercise is not essential travel.

To help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID 19) and encourage people to limit their journeys to essential travel only, Bradford Council has taken the decision to close its car parks at certain destinations. The closure will take place with immediate effect until further notice.

The destinations where this will apply are:

  • Cow and Calf
  • Whetstone Gate
  • Ilkley Lido
  • Riverside Gardens
  • Darwin Gardens
  • Haworth – Bronte Village Car and Coach park, Weavers Hill
  • Haworth Bronte Parsonage Museum car park
  • St Ives Low Park, Golf Club & Coppice Pond and Play Area car parks
  • Lister Park car park
  • Cliffe Castle car parks
  • Baildon Moor carpark
  • Penistone Hill Dimple Lane Quarry and Moorside Lane

Over the past week the Council has seen an increase in the numbers of people treating the time that they have at home due to the Government restrictions, as a holiday and driving to local beauty spots and overcrowding them.

The Government’s new measures limit travel to essential journeys only, you are allowed to go out for exercise but you must stay close to home. 

Further resources 

Visit the Bradford Council website for the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak and advice for travellers, or take a look at the frequently asked questions on coronavirus on the  National Heath Service (NHS) website

Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult and uncertain time.  We hope you will continue to support tourism in Bradford & the district, and revisit us in the not too distant future.