The Yorkshire region was named as one of the top regions in the world for travellers in 2014. The county receives the accolade in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 beating other places such as Malloca, Spain and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The travel guide stated that Bradford UNESCO City of Film was one of the reasons that the county came third.
Of course we’ve known that all along, and that is part of the reason why the region attracts so much film and TV production.
Other reasons included Tour de France beginning its grand depart from Leeds, and Yorkshire having more Michelin starred restaurants than any other county outside of London.
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Land in Destination Film, follow the Bradford Movie Trail and enjoy a day, weekend or longer celebrating and relishing in film.
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Visit the National Media Museum, the only national museum dedicated to Film, TV and Media in the UK and home to the largest permanent 3D cinema screen in the world. Spend some time and visit our film locations and places of film history and relax by enjoying the many films you can see here.
When you see what we have to offer you’ll see why by 2020 we want Bradford to be known nationally and internationally as the destination to enjoy film related activities, with new businesses, new physical developments and new visitor attractions and services to make your time here even better.
To find out more about Bradford check out the Visit Bradford website, and our City of Film page on that site.
Plan your stay in FILM CITY Bradford – there is a great range of City Centre hotels in the centre of Bradford. The following hotels have been involved in our Film Ambassador training which means front line staff should be able to give a little more information on Bradford’s rich film heritage and event point out the odd hidden film location.
The Bradford Hotel – Located in the heart of central Bradford, The Bradford Hotel provides an elegant refuge in the midst of the bustling city. Two minutes’ walk to Bradford Interchange railway station, near the M62, and less than 30 minutes to Leeds Bradford (LBA) International Airport, this Bradford hotel is ideally situated for transport links to the rest of Yorkshire and beyond.
The Great Victoria Hotel – Few hotels can boast a more enviable city centre location than The Great Victoria, for this imposing structure is located in the heart of the City of Bradford, not only next to St Georges Hall and opposite the Interchange, but also just two minutes from Bradford’s new City Park. Combining old character in the form of 1800’s grandeur with contemporary elegance and luxury, the landmark Bradford hotel is your base from which to discover the many bars, shops and attractions of the City centre and wider area.
Jury’s Inn Bradford – newly built Bradford hotel has 198 stylish rooms perfectly designed to provide our guests ultimate comfort away from home. Soak up some culture with ‘Impressions’ and art gallery which skirts the City Park or take a leisurely walk to Bradford Cathedral and become immersed in spiritual history.
The Midland Hotel – built between 1885 and 1890 by the Midland Railway Company. The Hotel was a showpiece for the railway company’s northern operations, and is of particular architectural interest, with some of the finest Victorian interiors in the city. Today sees a hotel that has undergone a transformation, with investment to all areas of the building, restoring it to its original greatness.
Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club is peacefully located only 6 miles from Bradford city centre and is a great place to stay whilst discovering the film locations of Bradford and the surrounding area including Haworth, Keighley, Saltaire and Ilkley Moor. Only 4 ½ miles from Leeds Bradford Airport the hotel has all the film locations on its doorstep.