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7 things you should know about Bradford

PUBLISHED: 17:50 27 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:08 24 October 2015

Colourful boarding

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Explore this city rich in culture and heritage

Daily exercise

Bradford’s hills and moors have been described as a paradise for walkers and cyclists with a wide choice of trails and paths that have great views and are ideal for daily exercise as well as weekend family outings.

Arts scene

There’s a flourishing arts scene in and around Bradford including work by David Hockney at Salts Mill in Saltaire, a village which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. And there is always something new at Cartwright Hall in the grounds of Lister Park.

The knowledge

Never mind the weather. Bradford has exciting museums including the National Media Museum and the Industrial Museum that will help you forget the wind and rain. Lose yourself among the exhibits that tell the story of film and television and the city’s wool and textile history.

Exotic shopping

Bradford doesn’t offer just high street names when it comes to shopping. The city has some of the best Asian shops in the country, including Bombay Stores the UK’s largest department store with its fine fabrics, gleaming jewellery and dainty shoes. The Oastler shopping centre has an amazing choice of world food including authentic Caribbean produce and African groceries. The Bazaar on Westgate has over 100 stalls selling Asian and multicultural products.

Curry Capital

Bradford is home to over 200 Asian restaurants and is proud to be the Curry Capital of Britain for the last four years. Use the Curry Guide to help you choose where to eat www.visitbradford.com/explore/curryguide

Watering Hole

The Real Ale movement is growing in the city. Head for North Street in the city and discover the latest in craft beer houses and real ale bars.

Countryside Walking

Download maps for the Bradford Millennium Way, a 45-mile circular walk through countryside surrounding the city devised by five volunteers from the Bradford Countryside Service bradfordmillenniumway.co.uk

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