Wakefield Tourist Information

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

A best kept West Yorkshire secret and the home of sculpture, Wakefield’s arts, food and festival scene guarantees a exciting weekend away and whether you’re on business, leisure or simply a travel stopover along the M1 motorway, Wakefield accommodation is the perfect choice. From food festivals to great shopping, a breathtaking central cathedral and a fantastic package of world class family attractions and art galleries, Wakefield offers much to a variety of visitors.

Internationally acclaimed art galleries are in and around Wakefield, including the central Hepworth Wakefield, making a name for itself as ‘one of the finest contemporary art museums in Europe’! You’re also ideally placed in Wakefield accommodation just north of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park covering a mammoth 500 acres and located just off the M1, Junction 38. To the west of Wakefield close to the M1 is the not to be missed free entry National Mining Museum  featuring an underground tour, pit baths and mini miners fun area, plus year round events and craft fairs.

Stay in Britain’s centre for sculpture, and choose from a variety of accommodation in and around Wakefield here on Iknow, ranging from luxurious country house hotels with in-house wedding and conference facilities to heritage manor house B&Bs, Pennine stone guest houses and holiday cottages near the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Come to Wakefield during the superb Wakefield Festival of Food Drink & Rhubarb showcasing local produce, best chefs and the region’s famous range of rhubarb delicacies which come out of the rhubarb triangle growing area unique to this area of Yorkshire! Browse and book Wakefield accommodation with Iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.