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Discover Bradford

What's it like living in Bradford?

Bradford is one of the largest cities in the UK, a young, enterprising city of over 500,000 people. It’s friendly, diverse and there’s so much to do. Whatever you're into you'll find it here, and there's loads more to discover when you venture beyond the city centre.

An enterprising city

Bradford has an economy worth over £9.5bn, the eighth largest in England. Major organisations such as Morrisons, Yorkshire Building Society and Arris (Pace) have their headquarters here. It’s also a youthful, entrepreneurial city, home to a number of exciting start-ups.

A sporting city

As well as the fantastic sports scene on campus, Bradford has plenty to offer the sporting mad, including Bradford City Football Club and Bradford Bulls RLFC. Bradford is also a great place to be a cyclist, with plenty of parks and trails, and vast expanses of countryside to explore nearby.



On our doorstep

Bradford is located right in the centre of the UK, with excellent road and rail links and an international airport. You're just a short trip away from some fantastic locations.


The great outdoors

You’ll find thousands of square miles of spectacular moors, woodlands, lakes and mountains within easy reach of Bradford. 

There are four national parks to explore: 

  • Yorkshire Dales 
  • North York Moors 
  • Lake District 
  • Peak District 

Each one is a walker’s paradise, with picturesque villages and tourist destinations to take in along the way. What better way to recharge the batteries and gain inspiration?