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.

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

Food & Drink

The interior of Corarima restaurant, with wooden tables and traditional Abyssinian pendant lamps
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. ...
Please note: Due to the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding Covid-19, we ask that visitors please check the opening times of all venues before you ...
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

Set in Wakefield in the West Yorkshire region, with Wakefield Cathedral and Wakefield Registry Office nearby, Courtyard Mews offers accommodation with fre...
York House Hotel is a charming 18th Century building, located in the heart of Wakefield’s City Centre, just a short walk from Wakefield Westgate rai...

Shopping

Books On The Lane celebrates the joy and beauty of nature with the printed word. A new independent bookshop in a renovated joinery workshop situated in th...
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...
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There's more to Wakefield than you think...

Public Service Broadcasting playing at Wakefield Festival of the Moon

Wakefield’s Top Music Venues

Your guide to some of Wakefield’s top music spots and some of the hidden gems you may not have heard about yet…

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…

Five reasons why Wakefield’s food scene is set to be the next big thing

While Wakefield is famed for liquorice, rhubarb and real ale, we’ve also got a fantastic up-and-coming food and drink scene.

4 Walks around Wakefield

Enjoy a series of self-led walks around Wakefield illustrating some of our fascinating and rich heritage.