Rediscover Bradford | Ways To Celebrate Yorkshire Day

Top things to do in Bradford & District on Thursday 1st August ‘Yorkshire Day!’  Dig out your flat caps and have a jolly good time celebrating all that is great about Yorkshire and support local businesses along the way.

Explore our textile heritage – The textile industry has left its mark across West Yorkshire, from weavers’ cottages to mills, explore our textile heritage.  Visit Bradford Industrial Museum, you can enjoy the splendour of Moorside House where the Mill Manager lived, or visit the Mill-workers’ terraced houses dressed to reflect three different time periods.  Discover UNESCO World Heritage Site Saltaire, the charming village of Saltaire was founded in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt, a leading industrialist in the Yorkshire woollen industry.  The name of the village combines the founder’s surname and the name of the pretty river that runs through the village.

A trip to the pub – Let’s make a toast to Yorkshire Day, enjoy a pint of local brew and sample some Yorkshire puddings.  Explore 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.          

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Take a whippet for a walk – Renowned for our rolling hills and rugged moorland, Bradford district is a paradise for walkers.  Book a 5 mile guided Haworth walk across the moors with Bronte Adventures, taking you to all the key Brontë landmarks. These are available every Saturday morning during the Summer!

Time for tea – Having a cup of tea is an essential part of the day for most Yorkshire folk.  Why not indulge in a scrumptious afternoon tea and celebrate Yorkshire Day in style.

The Yorkshire Day Flags will be flying at City Hall, and in the evening, the city will glow yellow, white and blue as lights on the City Hall clock, Margaret MacMillan Towers and the Forster Square arches will shine in the traditional Yorkshire colours.

To celebrate Yorkshire Day Weavers Guest House luxury guest accommodation in the heart of the picturesque village of Haworth, will be taking over the VisitBradford Instagram for a week. Follow us to take a closer look at the cobbles, wiley, windy moors and more great things to do in Haworth and Brontë country.

Have a brilliant Yorkshire Day, don’t forget to upload pictures of your Yorkshire Day celebrations tagging @visitbradford #VisitBradford #YorkshireDay.

Please follow local restriction guidance what you can and cannot do