Last updated: 13 May 2020.

In line with Government issued advice Bradford & Ilkley Visitor Info Centre are closed to the public. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the team via email: or follow us on social media. @visitbradford

Our museums, galleries and attractions are temporarily closed. However there’s still lots to enjoy in Bradford from the comfort of your own home, go to our page

CANCELLED EVENTS: Many events have been cancelled, please double check with the organisers for events later in the year.

Headline events that have been cancelled or postponed include:

Accommodation providers, restaurants, pubs, shops and other venues have temporarily closed their doors as a result of government advice.

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:

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

National Express: All services are temporarily suspended from 5th April

The new guidance on exercise and visiting outdoor spaces means that people can now drive to any beauty spots to exercise or enjoy the scenery.

Phased re-opening for countryside car parks at local beauty spots: Bradford Council is reopening a number of its countryside car parks after the easing of some Government restrictions.

The local authority is taking a phased approach by opening 16 car parks in the district’s popular beauty spots on Thursday (14 May) for members of the same household to visit together.

The following car parks will be reopened – but again should only be driven to by members of the same household:

  • Whetstone Gate, Keighley
  • Darwin Gardens, Ilkley
  • White Wells, Ilkley
  • Baildon Moor Top (Dobrudden)
  • Baildon Trig Point
  • Baildon Walkers Car Park
  • Penistone Hill – Dimple Lane
  • Penistone Hill – Moorside Lane
  • Penistone toilets
  • Esholt Village
  • Northcliffe Park, Shipley
  • Victoria Park, Oakenshaw
  • Harden Moor main car park
  • Shipley Glen
  • Keighley Tarn
  • Hirst Wood

The opening of other car parks will be assessed and decided based on the public response to this first phase to ensure the safety and wellbeing of visitors, the local community and staff.

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.