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Introducing Bradford District

Bradford district is one of Britain’s most fascinating and beautiful regions full of history, culture and beautiful countryside. Not only does Bradford hold the title Curry Capital of Britain 2011 the district also has two UNESCO titles; UNESCO City of Film and Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Any visit to the area should include the city of Bradford, a contemporary, vibrant place, recently named Curry Capital of Britain 2011. The city is also the world’s first UNESCO City of Film.

The title was awarded because of the city’s rich film heritage, its inspirational movie locations and its many celebrations of the moving image through the National Media Museum and the city’s annual film festivals.

As if one UNESCO title wasn’t enough Saltaire also has UNESCO status, a World Heritage Site due to its preservation as a model Victorian village. Here you will find Salts Mill and one of the largest collections of David Hockney’s work.

Nearby is Brontë Country and the picturesque village of Haworth, once home to the Brontës one of the world’s most

famous literary families. Visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum, browse the shops on Main Street and then take the steam railway to Keighley where you will find a host of visitor attractions.

If you like to get outdoors you must visit Ilkley. This beautiful spa town has recently been named a Walkers are Welcome town due to its beautiful countryside, excellent walks and commitment to welcoming walkers.

There is certainly something for everyone in Bradford district and we hope this guide inspires you to visit. We look forward to welcoming you to our district.


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