Wakefield Travel Guide


Wakefield is positioned within West Yorkshire, and has a population size of about 316,415. The population density of the city of Wakefield is comparatively low at merely 934 per km². It was formed as a city way back in the year 1888. Although its population is predominately whites but it does have a minority of South Asians.

The origin of the city is disputed, and according to some it is a derivative of 'Wacca's field', though who was Wacca isn't yet clear. Yet another likely idea is the old English word 'Wacu' that meant 'a wake' or 'watch' joint with 'feld' meant field i.e a field wherein a wake was held. IN the year 1086, in the Domesday book is was referred to as 'Wachefeld'

Wakefield is a city located near the River Calder in West Yorkshire, England. It constitutes the administrative center of the City of Wakefield metropolitan borough. It has soothing atmosphere, innumerable places to visit and delicious food to enjoy. Accommodation is not an issue, you can easily find a large number of option as per your specific needs. There are very many churches, cathedral and religious sites to explore. You can indulge in sports, as there are avenues for volleyball, horseshoe pits, basket ball court and several parks. Episcopal is an historic church with exquisite woodwork and lots of other exciting elements.

Hotels in Wakefield

Accommodation is easily accessible in Wakefield, with plenty of luxurious hotels to stay. Some of the choices for you are Tall Trees Hotel, Alder House Hotel, Chasley Hotel and so on.

Famous Places in Wakefield

Wakefield includes a large number of world class attractions to make most of your vacations. You can visit Nostell Priory a National Trust House with stunning visual art, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and many more. Explore nature at its best at Arboretum. There are bird sanctuaries. Wakefield museum is just another attraction of this amazing place.

Night Life in Wakefield

Night life in Wakefield is, as thriving as its day. There is plethora of night clubs that promises complete fun.

Entertainment in Wakefield

You can enjoy the indie-punk music band The Cribs, Jane MacDonald belonged to its music industry. There are plenty of museums and galleries like national Coal Mining Museum for England, The European Route of Industrial Heritage and theatres like Wakefield Theatre Royal. You can enjoy mystery plays, miracle plays and that of Corpus Christi during the religious festival. Apart from all this, there are a number of night clubs, restaurants and bars, as well.

Top Restaurants & Bars in Wakefield

Wakefield boasts of a large number of places with world class cuisines. You can relish Chinese, Lebanese, Italian, Thai, Indian and English food. Some of the popular restaurants in Wakefield are Black Bull, Cow Shed Restaurant & Grill, Magdalene’s, Mex Cantina and many more.

Where to Stay in Wakefield

Wakefield brings a wide range of opportunities in terms of accommodation during your vacation. Being a tourist destination primarily, you will have ample of choice like inns, lodges apartments, self catering places and many more. Go for the one that suits your need and financial parameters.

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