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Cheap train tickets to West Yorkshire & Brontë Country

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Wherever you choose to visit in West Yorkshire, Grand Central can offer you the best train tickets to make your travel plans easy. 

Whether travelling to Wakefield or Halifax train stations 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 from there on.

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 on 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, the west of Yorkshire also boasts an impressive art scene. From the stunning Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield to the impressive Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the paintings of Barnsley-raised artist, Ashley Jackson, you can discover world-class artwork and sculptures here 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 Brontë 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.

Plan your visit using the links below:

Grand Central serve the following stations in this region:


Ideas for days out in West Yorkshire & Brontë Country

Ashley Jackson Galleries

  • Discover the work of one of the country's leading and most successful landscape watercolourists.
    • Since opening his gallery back in 1963 in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, Ashley Jackson has been exhibited all over the world. Synonymous with Yorkshire, his paintings are transcripts of ‘Mother Nature's Love Letters’ revealing the relationship between the man and his mistress - the Yorkshire Moors.

      The gallery houses four viewing rooms and is a warm and vibrant space in which to view his watercolour collection of books, small prints, limited editions and originals.

      A Grand Central train named "Ashley Jackson - The Yorkshire Artist" was unveiled in 2011 and travels between Bradford and Kings Cross four times a day, taking art to the people and Yorkshire to a wider audience through the faithful reproduction of Ashley's moorland landscapes within every carriage on the train.

      Visit here for more information.

      Download the free "A Walk With Ashley" brochure here.

Yorkshrie Sculpture Park

  • Explore one of the world's leading open-air galleries in the heart of West Yorkshire.
    • Set in the picturesque grounds and gardens of the 500-acre Bretton estate, Yorkshire Sculpture Park offers an eighteenth-century landscape with lakes, historic estate buildings and bridges, and is a stunning backdrop for over 50 sculptures sited in the open-air.

      There are also four indoor galleries, including the magnificent underground gallery, and there is always something new to discover. The award-winning visitor centre provides a relaxing base from which to explore and also plays host to a range of events for all ages, including tours, lectures and workshops.

      Visit here for more information.

The Hepworth Gallery

  • The north’s newest and most spectacular gallery.
    • With over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield is the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside London.

      The gallery brings together work from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth. With a café, shop, learning studios, conference venue and exciting events programme, the gallery is a place to explore art and architecture in a glorious atmosphere.

      Visit here for more information.

The Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth

  • Have a great day out at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Perfect for the whole family!
    • Located on Church Street in Haworth, the Brontë Parsonage Museum is the former family home of the famous trio of authors and sisters – Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë.

      Charlotte’s Jane Eyre, Emily’s Wuthering Heights and Anne’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were all written at the Parsonage, and the collections at the museum continue to inspire writers and artists from all around the world. The Brontë Society’s Contemporary Arts Programme organises literary events, exhibitions and festivals throughout the year, aimed at inspiring budding writers of all ages.

      Visit here for more information.

      Get directions with Google Maps

Eureka! The National Children's Museum

  • Learn about science and technology in a fun and interactive way.
    • Based right next door to Halifax railway station, the Eureka museum features over 400 interactive exhibits, aimed at children aged from 0 to 11. Each feature aims to teach little ones something different about themselves and the world around them through imagination, play and discovery.

      Interactive areas include Living & Working Together, Desert Discovery, Spark Gallery and Imagination Space. There is also a theatre, which hosts themed activities and plenty of events during school holidays to keep kids entertained indoors on rainy days.

      Visit here for more information.

      Location

      Eureka! The National Children's Museum,
      Discovery Road,
      Halifax,
      HX1 2NE.

      Get directions with Google Maps

Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway

  • Travel in old-fashioned style through the beautiful Worth Valley.
    • The Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway is a branch line which joins the national railway network at Keighley in the north east of England and runs five miles up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope. The line calls at Oakworth (location of the 1979 film The Railway Children) and Haworth. The railway has appeared in many TV and film productions including Sherlock Holmes, Last of the Summer Wine, Poirot, A Touch of Frost and Pink Floyd's The Wall video.

      There are many experience packages to be tried and tested on the railway such as Diesel & Ale Days, The Gin Express, Haworth Haddock Days and Princesses & Superhero Days for the kids!

      Visit here for more information

      Location

      Keighley & Worth Valley Railway,
      The Railway Station,
      Haworth,
      West Yorkshire,
      BD22 8NJ

      Get directions with Google Maps

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax

  • Get 10% off shows when you mention Grand Central during booking - see more live music, theatre, dance, comedy, family shows and more for less.
    • A thriving venue bringing you the best in live music, theatre, dance, comedy, family shows, musicals, lectures, workshops, art classes, Youth Theatre, Open Mic Nights and the Halifax Festival.

      In 1988 six local theatre lovers bought a rundown Square Chapel for just £25. Their vision was to turn it into a vibrant Centre for the Arts for professional artists and the community. Built in 1772, Square Chapel is a beautiful red brick Georgian Chapel and one of only a handful of square churches ever built.

      Years of neglect had taken its toll on the Grade II* listed building, which had fell into a state of dangerous disrepair and remained seriously threatened with demolition until it was bought by the Square Chapel Trust.

      Today, Square Chapel attracts over 40,000 people per year to events and activities and has gone from being run by volunteers back in 1995 to employing 26 full and part time staff.

      Booking

      www.squarechapel.co.uk

      Location

      Bolton Abbey,
      Skipton,
      North Yorkshire,
      BD23 6EX

      Get directions with Google Maps

The cooking School at Dean Clough

  • A great day out at the The Cooking School at Dean Clough.
    • The Cooking School at Dean Clough has one simple aim: to offer the very best culinary experience in their beautifully designed, state-of-the-art, teaching facilities that can be appreciated whether you are new to cooking or a cordon bleu connoisseur who sees the kitchen as their second home.

      Every course offers the freshest ingredients and produce, all locally sourced wherever possible. These ingredients are brought to life through the skills of tutor chef Matthew Benson-Smith who knows how to bring out the very best in both his recipes and his clients.

      Courses offer something for every taste, every skill level, from effortless entertaining to specialist or themed courses covering Indian, Italian, Chinese or simply the very best of British dishes.

      Booking

      www.thecookingschool.co.uk

      Location

      The Cooking School,
      Dean Clough,
      Halifax,
      West Yorkshire,
      HX3 5AX.

      Get directions with Google Maps

The National Media Museum, Bradford

  • The National Media Museum aims to inspire people to learn about, engage with and create media.
    • The National Media Museum is situated in the heart of Bradford, UNESCO City of Film, just a few minutes walk from Bradford Interchange Station. The museum aims to be the best in world for inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media.

      The Museum is home to over 3.5 million items of historical significance and the museum looks after the National Photography, National Cinematography, National Television and National New Media Collections.

      The Pictureville Bar and Intermission Café serve up a mouth-watering selection of food and drink, while the Museum Shop stocks a wide range of media-related resources, gifts and souvenirs. Admission is free.

      Booking

      www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk

      Location

      Pictureville,
      Bradford,
      West Yorkshire,
      BD1 1NQ.

      Get directions with Google Maps

The Piece Hall

  • Explore the Grade 1 listed Piece Hall, one of the most remarkable places in Yorkshire.
    • The Grade 1 listed Piece Hall, a short walk from the station, is one of the most remarkable places in Yorkshire – the last remaining cloth hall of its size in Britain, the sole survivor of the great 18th century northern cloth halls.

      Dating from 1779, when it was built as a Cloth Hall for the trading of ‘Pieces’ of cloth (a 30 yard length of woven woollen fabric produced on a handloom), the Piece Hall was the most ambitious and prestigious of its type when built and it now stands in splendid isolation as the only remaining example. It is one of Britain’s most outstanding Georgian buildings.

      It’s now home to a host of shops, cafes and even an art gallery. Events of all kinds take place throughout the year

      Booking

      www.thepiecehall.co.uk

      Location

      The Piece Hall,
      Halifax,
      HX1 1RE

      Get directions with Google Maps

The Mary Towneley cyle and walking loop

  • Explore the beauty of West Yorkshire and the South Pennines.
    • Calderdale is fantastic cycling country whether you are a fanatic or leisure cyclist. The Mary Towneley Loop is part of the new bridleway in the South Pennines. It is 47 miles long with 6,300ft of ascent.

      Fully way marked and mainly off road running on paths and tracks, the Mary Towneley Loop takes in some of the best scenery Yorkshire and the South Pennines has to offer for either cyclists or walkers.

      The route takes in the hillsides and crosses the valleys between two counties taking in Rossendale, Burnley, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Rochdale.

      For those not wishing to embark on such a long route there are various smaller cycling and walking trails linked to the Mary Towneley Loop.

    • Download a PDF map for more details.
    • More routes
    • Location

      Various locations throughout West Yorkshire.

      Get directions with Google Maps

Alhambra Theatre

Sunbridge Wells

  • Discover the underground delights of Sunbridge Wells.

    Bradford is home to the magical Sunbridge Wells, the city’s first underground retail destination.

    Situated in tunnels beneath the heart of Bradford’s historic trading centre, this unique location incorporates Victorian and contemporary shop units, street barrows, restaurants and bars in a stunning setting.

    The development was created to promote independent retailers and young entrepreneurs and is filled with unique shops and vibrant businesses to explore. Discover gin bars, laid-back locally sourced dining and even a 1920s style club in the old Victorian tunnels.

    No wonder everyone’s heading down below in Bradford! Find out more