BRADFORD has a host of popular tourist attractions, from sites in the city centre to ones further out in the district.


To mark today's World Tourism Day, from World Tourism Agency's UNWTO - the UN agency and leading global organization promoting tourism for sustainable development, here is a look at the top 10 tourist attractions in the Bradford district, according to TripAdvisor.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1 Alhambra Theatre

The 1,400-seater venue is home to the city's annual panto and an impressive selection of shows straight from the West End.

The iconic site has received 1,288 reviews, with 883 ranked as an excellent rating, for four and a half stars.

TripAdvisor eview: Northants90: "Stunning old theatre in the city centre. Reformed to its former glory. A real treasure of the city and well worth a visit to check it out for yourself.

"Night scene - the domes are illuminated."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2 National Science and Media Museum

The city centre site has notched up 1,508 reviews, with 864 of them excellent for a 4.5 star rating.

TripAdvisor review: Michelle, four out of five stars: "Great day out with some fantastic exhibits, the family really enjoyed it and we will love to return.

"Cafe really overpriced, so take snacks, really easy to walk to as the museum is in the centre of Bradford.I have given a 4 star review as there needs to be some more up to date exhibits, but still a great day out."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3 Bradford Industrial Museum

The Moorside Road site features gems from local industry, especially printing and textile machinery, kept in working condition for regular demonstrations to the public.

It has received 414 reviews, with 241 of them ranking it as excellent for an overall four and a half star rating.

TripAdvisor review: FinsFamily, five stars: "First visit not knowing what to expect. The site has onsite parking. First impressions, staff very friendly helpful and a good knowledge of the site.

The ground floor has a display about Appleton, who discovered the ionosphere.

"There are many machines engines and all manner of steam engines. There is also a display of early printing presses. And some train memorabilia, and a fine selection of locally built cars.

"A highlight for us was the blacksmith on the way to the car park. So friendly helpful, and trying to show the children how things were done. He made a large square nail for our children, and even put their initials on the head. A real gem, keeping tradition alive."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

4 Sunbridgewells

Fancy a drink and something to eat deep underground in Bradford? Sunbridge Wells is your answer.

The venue has notched up 169 reviews, 97 of them excellent for a 4.5 star rating.

TripAdvisor review: Pippa Catterall, four stars: "This is a great space with amazing potential. Vaults always make cosy drinking spaces and this is no exception. It’s got a range of drinks offers and eateries, quirky decor and occasional ghost tours. We sampled the gin, rum and champagne bar.

"This was very pleasant, but why not also champion the local with some Yorkshire gins to go with the local craft ales available in the brewery below?

"More could also be made of the links of this space to the history of Northern Soul, through events such as music or ghost gigs. It’s got a great ambiance and could be a real destination location in Bradford."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

5 Saltaire

The world heritage site is a popular site for tourists at all times of the year.

The village has a rich history and is also home to a number of events including the Saltaire Festival every September. Roberts Park is always popular on a sunny day.

Saltaire has received 1,413 reviews for 4.5 star rating, with 878 of them ranked as excellent.

TripAdviser review, Nesskc, five stars: "We didn’t know what to expect from Saltaire but visited on a weekend when there was lots going on.

"From an organic allotment event to a small market in a car park. From the beautiful Salts Mill and arty shops to the lovely park where people were belly dancing to folk music or Latin dancing on the level above the cricket field where lots of people were watching the cricket or playing ball.

"We thought we’d be there for a few hours but in reality we’re there all day and returned for an evening meal at Don’t Tell Titus. Such a lovely day out."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

6 Bolling Hall

The Bolling Hall Road site has received 158 reviews with 107 of them ranked as excellent, for 4.5 stars.

TripAdvisor review, Sam, five stars: "This is a wonderful building. They had all covid measures in place and we felt very safe throughout our visit. Lovely knowledgeable staff and a lovely welcome to the museum. It is also very haunted! Wonderful historic decor throughout, incredible!!"

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

7 Salts Mill

This prominent Saltaire landmark makes the list itself.

Perfect place to enjoy the art and culture of the village, which houses a number of exhibitions.

It has 1,891 reviews, for 4.5 with 1,130 of them as an excellent rating.

TripAdvisor, Dawnp, five stars: "We stopped off here on the way home from a stay in the Dales.

"Fantastic to see so many Hockneys in one place and in such a great building. We also spent a long time in the antiques centre and made a few purchases! Book store is lovely and again, made a few purchases. we had tea and cake in Salts Diner and were impressed with the drinks and also being surrounded by fabulous paintings."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8 Lister Park

This oasis is a great place for a walk, a chill out, or a run - if you take part in the weekly 5k Parkrun there.

It has received 245 reviews, with 150 of which were excellent for four and a half stars.

TripAdvisor review: walk in the park, four stars: "This is my first visit to lister Park for 30 years. Shame about the accumulated debris in the boating lake and the of pieces of bread floating on the water. Overall it was great to stroll through, although it seems like all the bannister rails are missing making the steps somewhat cumbersome for my elderly father. Overall it was a good space for families and well used. Would I go again? Not sure, decided to try all Bradford's parks to reminisce with my dad."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Katie Rushworth at Tong Garden Centre's wellbeing gardenKatie Rushworth at Tong Garden Centre's wellbeing garden

9 Tong Garden Centre

A surprise entrant you might say, but the Tong Lane site proves to be a hit with shoppers.

It has generated 803 reviews, for four stars, with 331 of them as an excellent rating.

TripAdvisor review: Barneyp, five stars: "Came for breakfast on a Sunday morning. We got there for 10am when the restaurant opened.

"The garden centre was already really busy which was good to see. The restaurant is big so plenty of tables and has been decorated really nicely.

"The only downside is the small choice of vegan options. I think there might only have been 1 option.

"The food came out really quickly and was hot and fresh. The vine tomatoes were actually the star of the breakfast for me. The staff are really polite and friendly too."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10 The Bradford Police Museum

The Centenary Square attraction includes cell tour, a court tour and a gallery tour. It focuses mainly on the Bradford City Police Force and aspects of 19th century policing.

It has notched up 93 reviews, 75 of which were excellent, for a 4.5 star rating.

TripAdvisor review: RobertW, five stars: "This was a real surprise. The tour guide Dave was amazing.

"Great experience going from being signed in at custody desk to walking up the stairs into the court. Guide’s knowledge was fantastic.

"Definitely a must do when visiting the city. Run by volunteers so please support this museum. Definitely will go back if we’re back in the City. Thanks for a memorable experience."