Haworth Bronte sisters Birthplace
You can take bus from Bradford via Keithley directly to Haworth . Buses no' 663,664,665 &720 go to the center of the vilage.
Vilage nesttled in the breathtaking beautifull Yorkshire countryside. On the fringes of the Pennine Moors.
Wander trought the vinding streets of the picturesque vilage.
Sample afternoon tea at Haworth Tee Rooms,or shop for knick-nacks in the little queant shops on the High street.
Visit the Parsonage (now museum), family home of the Brontes,where you can discover the family history wandering trought the museum.
One of the Brontes sisters is burried here, just few meters from the Moors.
Pennine Moors were inspiration for the "Wuthering Heiths"
Bradford Center of Industrial Revolution
"Manay faces of multicultural City"
Bradford history is interesting and in many ways, chekered.
Inportant town since the time of the Norman invasion.
One of the strongholds of the Saxons, important town in the time of the Tudors, and Battle of the Rosses.
Birth place of the Industrial Revolution.
It is well know fact that in Victorian times, Bradford's Woolen mills produced 70% of the Europe's woolen cloth.
And Bradfords Wool Exchange was born.
The boom during the Industrial Revolution, saw immigrants from all over Europe arriving in the City.
Withnes to it is Little Germany, part of Bradford, wich was inhabited by German migrants, and still many German families live.
Also many migrants, from then Empire,were "send" to work in England, and big portion of people from Indian subcontinent,were settled here.
Now about 1/3 of 300.000 strong population is of mainly Pakistany and Indian minorities, wich gives the City unique and interesting flavor.
After the WW II many Poles, Serbs and Ukrainians, made Bradford their town, and here is big Esten Europian Flavor too.
Bradford, won't be Bradford, if I don't mantion the National Museum of Photography, and Haworth, the birth place of Brontes sisters.
Beginner's guide to Bradford - Little Germany
Little Germany is a small enclave, near the heart of Bradford city centre. It is surrounded by the major roads into the city, so most people just drive right past it, which makes it feel like a sort of "secret" area. Back in the 19th century, it was where German textile merchants had their warehouses. As the textile trade declined, so did the Little Germany, but the grand buildings still remain. There are still many businesses, but lots of the buildings are being converted to apartments, so Little Germany is starting to get its "buzz" back, as people - including me! - move back into the area.
"The nicest cafe in Little Germany"
If you do find yourself in Little Germany having a wander round, you should pop into YoYos cafe, which is very bright and smart, but laid back. They do good bacon sandwiches and coffee for breakfast, and the tables at lunchtime get full of "suits" taking a break from the local offices, so if you fancy a bit of "power-lunching" this is the place to go. Outside is a stone sculpture of an armchair and a grandfather clock (I've no idea why or how it came to be here), which looks like it's been carved into the wall. It's the sort of traditional but idiosyncratic thing that somehow seems to fit in Little Germany.
"The ups and downs"
One thing you'll certainly notice if you come to Bradford is that everything seems to be uphill! Little Germany is a steep walk up from the main part of Bradford city centre, and a good part of the city is alls ups and downs, so you'll get fit if you're sightseeing. Whilst Leeds gets all the headlines, there are some things in Bradford that you shouldn't miss: the National Media Museum, the new Impressions photo-gallery, ceiling of Waterstones (which used to be the wool trading hall and is very grand) and the top curry restaurants (my favourites are Nawaab's, Zouk, Mumtaz and Karachi - which is like being in someone's front room, but comes with a Rick Stein - famous UK chef - recommendation).
"Not exactly on everyones 'must visit' list"
Bradford made its brass in textiles and the former mills add to the interesting, if occasionally dark and satanic architecture which gives the city its feel. It’s not the prettiest city in the country but it’s got character, and there is plenty going on if you look around, what’s more it’s a relatively cheap city in which to live or visit (they don’t scatter it don’t Yorkshiremen).
Home to one of the largest Asian (ethnic Indian and Pakistani) communities in the North, many of Bradford’s festivals and events have an Asian theme and the city is a dream for lovers of Asian food.
One of Bradfords chief visitor attractions is the National Media Museum (formally the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television) entry is free and it is well worth a look round. There is all sorts of stuff going on here including international media events, I won’t just lift info from the website, you can have a look for yourself, here: www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/
If you are a fan of Pop Art and in particular the Bradford born artist David Hockney you will find the largest collection of his work in nearby Saltaire.
Saltaire is a purpose-built Victorian industrial village and a UNESCO World Heritage site so if this is your sort of thing it is obviously worth a visit, whether or not you are a Hockney fan.
I work in Bradford now and again, I haven't really explored the place properly (I must do something about that some time) If you are heading for Bradford and want to know what is there have a look at this website: