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Cheap train tickets to West Yorkshire & Brontë Country
Wherever you choose to visit, get to West Yorkshire by train and let Grand Central offer you the best tickets to make your travel plans easy.
Whether you’re heading to Wakefield or Halifax for great shopping and a fix of culture, or to the small parish of Mirfield to visit the working Monastery, we can recommend the best travel arrangements to get you there smoothly.
If you are looking to visit Brontë Country, choose a train to Bradford Interchange and plan your connecting journey onward from there.
Things to do in West Yorkshire & Brontë Country
Explore the historic landscapes of West Yorkshire as you travel from bustling Bradford to sporty Brighouse, calling at the minster town of Halifax en route. From Michelin-starred cuisine to world-famous curry districts, this is a region for foodie fanatics to revel in, with a wide offering of restaurants, tearooms and pubs to try.
Unknown to some, West Yorkshire also boasts an impressive art scene. From the stunning Salts Mill in Saltaire to the spectacular Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the paintings of Barnsley-raised artist Ashley Jackson, discover world-class artwork and exhibitions from all around the world.
While in West Yorkshire, take time to explore Brontë Country to see and feel the wild and brooding atmosphere in which the famous sisters wrote their great novels of love, passion and tragedy. This area is home to some of the most stunning scenery and breath-taking views in Britain, so plan in enough time to experience it all.
When should I visit West Yorkshire & Brontë Country?
West Yorkshire host events throughout the year and it can be tricky to decide on the best time to visit. Spring and early summer showcase the West Yorkshire landscape at its best and the fairer weather make outdoor attractions more accessible and enjoyable.
Meanwhile, in winter, towns and villages bustle with Christmas markets and Bradford hosts its iconic Diwali celebrations with impressive firework displays. From the end of November through to February, you can take in one of the lauded pantomimes at the legendary Alhambra Theatre too.
Ideas for days out in West Yorkshire & Brontë Country
With so many inspiring places to visit by train in Yorkshire, it is important to know how to spend your time. Create an itinerary by area and relish in the region’s top attractions.
A destination for international art lovers, Wakefield is the birthplace of the revered sculptor Barbara Hepworth and home to some of her finest pieces. Visit the Hepworth Gallery to explore her work and life in detail. With over 1,600 square metres of light-filled space, it is the largest, purpose-built art gallery outside of London.
Nearby, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park boasts an enviable calendar of exhibitions throughout the year. Contemporary artists such as Ai Weiwei and Damien Hirst regularly show here, while the permanent collection includes sculptures from Yorkshire’s own Henry Moore.
Travel to Halifax by train and enjoy some of Calderdale’s top attractions. Start by visiting The Piece Hall. The Grade I-listed cloth hall is the last remaining of its size in Britain and sits just a few minutes’ walk from the station.
If you are spending the day out in the Calderdale area with children, book tickets to Eureka!, The National Children’s Museum. Packed full of interactive displays and exhibits, the museum is a great way to keep the little ones entertained and educated while you explore.
Discover UNESCO’s first city of film, Bradford, and visit some of its most iconic attractions. The Science and Media Museum is a short stroll from Bradford Interchange station and houses over three million artefacts from the worlds of photography, cinematography and new media.
Bradford is also home to the mesmerising Sunbridge Wells. The subterranean retail destination has been carved out in the tunnels below the city’s historic trading centre and houses shops, bars, restaurants and street barrows in its stunning setting. For foodies, Bradford is home to some of the UK’s finest curry houses. Stop by the renowned curry district and indulge in a taste of authentic south Asian cuisine.
Explore the wild landscapes that inspired the Brontë sisters to write masterpieces such as Wuthering Heights and Jayne Eyre. Located just west of Bradford, the picturesque village of Haworth houses the Brontë Parsonage Museum where you can learn all about the sisters and their connection to the area.
For those travellers who want to stretch their legs after getting to Yorkshire by train, the Brontë Waterfall walk is a lush, green ramble through the South Pennines. Changing with the seasons, the wild moorland that leads to the waterfall is the perfect backdrop for Brontë enthusiasts to enjoy a day out in the picturesque region.
Planning your day out in West Yorkshire & Brontë Country
Make the most of your day out to Yorkshire by train and organise your itinerary ahead of time. Find helpful information on attractions in the local area and plan your visit using the links below:
How do I get to West Yorkshire by train?
Travelling to the heart of West Yorkshire, Brontë Country and the Yorkshire Dales by train is quick and easy. Services run frequently into the region from around the UK. An easy alternative to driving, travelling to Yorkshire by train allows you to enjoy the attractions and landscape at your leisure.
Which train stations serve West Yorkshire & Brontë Country?
Grand Central serve the following stations in this region:
How do I buy train tickets to Brontë Country and West Yorkshire?
Plan a day out to Yorkshire by train in advance. Use our handy journey planner tool to secure your fares, then redeem your e-ticket to travel or collect physical tickets at the station before you board.
Alternatively, call us on 0345 603 4852 to book your tickets over the phone. Ticket lines are open from 8am-10pm, seven days a week.
Book your train tickets to West Yorkshire & Brontë Country
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