The BrmmBrmm Motoring Guide to Bradford
Bradford is a great town. Cosmopolitan and bustling, and a great example of Victorian architecture. Once known as the woolen capital of the World, the evidence of this is still visible with The Wool Exchange, Little Germany, various textile mills and the warehouse district. Bradford has always been a working town, with black mill chimneys dotted across the skyline and back to back houses along the hill side.
To mark its rich heritage in the film industry Bradford has recently been names as the world’s first “UNESCO City of Film”. Billy Liar, Room at the Top, and The Red Riding Trilogy are just a few of the films and TV Productions that have been filmed in the city and the National Media Museum is an interactive museum well worth a visit. The Museum also hosts three annual film festivals; the Bradford International Film Festival (April), Fantastic Film Weekend (June) and the Bradford Animation Festival (November).
Follow the M62 to the M606 which leads you straight to the ring road circling Bradford’s City Centre. There are also various trunk roads linking Bradford to other towns in the area: the A 658 from Harrogate; A6036 from Harrogate A647 from Leeds and the A650 from Keighley.