The Cathedral City of Wakefield offers visitors an exciting mix of high class culture, food and shopping. If you’re looking for culture, visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park set in 500 acres of 18th century landscaped grounds. The park is an international centre for modern and contemporary artwork with both open air displays and indoor exhibitions; both equally remarkable. With free admission for all and just a nominal car parking fee, this fabulous day out is definitely value for money! Culture lovers must also visit the Wakefield Cathedral, which boasts the tallest spire in Yorkshire, towering 247 feet above ground level. For over 1000 years, visitors have been arriving to light candles, say prayers or simply relax in the glorious peace and tranquillity away from the bustling city centre.
Shopping fanatics will love Wakefield with its two major shopping centres of Trinity Walk and The Ridings Centre. Trinity Walk opened its doors in May 2011 with 60 stores and a range of cafes and restaurants to replenish tired shoppers; all of this lays just a few minutes’ walk away from the beautiful Cathedral. The ever popular Ridings Centre also boasts over 90 outlets from many famous brand names as well as several eateries, coffee shops and juice bars. If you’re eating out elsewhere in Wakefield simply take your pick from Thai, Indian, Italian, Spanish tapas and many more dotted all over the city and its surroundings.
Accommodation in Wakefield consists mainly of competitively priced central hotels and guest houses, but there are several caravan and holiday home parks available if you prefer. Wakefield is located south of Leeds, not far off the M1 and M62 motorways.