Bradford is found in West Yorkshire, in the north of England. The town can trace its roots back to the Middle Ages. Sometime in the 12th century there was a castle built here, although it is no longer visible. It was established as a market town sometime during the reign of Edwards IV, and it really thrived. By the time of King Henry VIII, Bradford was a major manufacturing centre in the region. The townspeople have continued this legacy right up to modern times, and through the years they have perfected the art of wool processing, mining coal, and iron and steel working. Today, the town is reinventing itself as a centre for service industries as well as high tech and light manufacturing.
Book a Bradford hotel to see why the north of England is the latest up-and-coming destination in the UK. The heavy industry of years gone by has faded away, but the legacies remain and the city and its inhabitants have adapted and prospered despite major changes. Some of the old mills located in and around Bradford have been converted successfully into apartment buildings, making for some interesting real estate opportunities for those in the business. People often overlook the fact that the Bradford Larger Area Zone, with an estimated population of 2.4 million, is one of the most populated areas of the UK. This large concentration of people means there is a long list of things you can see and do here. For example, a short bus ride away from most central Bradford hotels is Saltaire, a Victorian model village built by Sir Titus Salt, a wealthy wool manufacturer of his time. Thanks to Salt's generous nature and philosophy, Saltaire is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visitors to hotels in Bradford won't struggle for things to see and do. Leeds Bradford International Airport is your best choice for arriving from outside the region. This airport is well connected to cities across the UK, Europe and the world. If you enjoy driving, you can take your own car or a hire car and drive along the M62 to the M606 and go straight ingot town. There are many bus services available running routes from London, Manchester and Birmingham. Travel by train is an excellent option. There are two large main stations in Bradford that are well connected to the UK national rail network. Once you have arrived in Bradford, you can make use of the top quality taxi services in town. If you book your taxi service in advance, you may be able to save on the fares. Bradford's bus service, the West Yorkshire Metro, does an excellent job of providing connections throughout the city. Book a hotel in Bradford to enjoy this Northern gem.