Have you discovered Wakefield yet?
Take in award-winning contemporary art and sculpture at The Hepworth Wakefield, then enjoy a change of pace and explore the peaceful interior of historic Wakefield Cathedral (with the tallest spire in Yorkshire).

 

Head out of the city and take a stroll around Yorkshire Sculpture Park, or cycle through the world’s first nature reserve at Haw Park Wood and nearby Anglers Country Park. Uncover the district’s mining heritage at the National Coal Mining Museum, or travel back further in time at Sandal castle.

 

Enjoy world-class cuisine in one of our many restaurants, or have a scrumptious lunch and a pint in a cosy country pub. We boast excellent transport links, and at the crossroads of the M62 and M1, we’re perfect for a weekend getaway.

Sandal Castle from the fields

Wakefield's annual Rhubarb Festival

Finding your way around

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City Centre Highlights

Iris is a contemporary British restaurant located in the heart of Wakefield city Centre, close to the Cathedral and the Bull Ring fountains. Set up by che...

Welcome to the house that art built.

The Art House provides time, space and support for artists, makers and creative businesses to develop their pr...

Where will a Trinity Walk take you? This open air centre with wide spacious malls is home to over 65 stores, restaurants, cafes, hair salons, a supermarke...

Places to visit

Take a stroll along the lakeside path, take a ride on the Pugneys Light Railway (available on selected weekends – www.pugneyslightrailway.co.uk) or make t...

Food & Drink

The friendly team here at Corarima welcome you to join them in their vegan friendly, gluten free restaurant in the heart of Wakefield, and sample the sens...

A contemporary Thai, Vietnamese cuisine, Tết offers exquisite flavors delivered by head chef and his talented team using only the finest ingredients.

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With its scrubbed pine floor, bare brick and tile walls and innovative light fittings, The Establishment bar is the place to go in Wakefield if you want a gr...

A popular tea room with a homely feel, serving food from mismatched china and selling award-winning preserves alongside gifts and homewares including vint...

Bar Biccari is an authentic Italian restaurant set in the heart of Horbury, who bake all their bread and cook their pizzas in their on site Tuscan clay wo...

Where to stay

Shopping

Darling Reads is an independent bookshop in the heart of Horbury, Wakefield, run by Laura and Asher. Stocking a wide range of adult and children's fiction...

Created in Yorkshire is a treasure trove of locally handcrafted delights from woodwork to dresses, artworks to jewellery offering something for all tastes...

Yellow circular structure

There's more to Wakefield than you think...

Public Service Broadcasting playing at Wakefield Festival of the Moon

Wakefield’s Top Music Venues

Wakefield has a rich and varied musical heritage; Holyground Records, the world’s first independent record label was founded here. In the 60s huge acts ...

The Hepworth

Essential Wakefield

Award-winning art and sculpture, fascinating history and heritage, innovative food and drink venues, a vibrant live music scene, breathtaking green spaces and much more…

Art & Sculpture

Wakefield’s reputation as a city of sculpture is headline news. We are advocates of art, renowned for remarkable artists, have two award-winning g...

Nostell Priory

History & Heritage

The Wakefield district has a history that spans thousands of years, takes in agriculture and industry, houses two medieval castles, a flurry of fascinat...