Places to Visit
Wakefield is a great place to visit for a day out, short breaks or even longer trips and its wide range of attractions truly offer something for everyone.
The Hepworth Gallery
Located on Wakefield’s historic waterfront, the Hepworth is Yorkshire’s landmark gallery for the visual and creative arts. The largest new gallery outside of London, the Hepworth displays some of the most original and exciting artwork from around the globe, as well as exclusive exhibitions of Barbara Hepworth’s famous work. www.hepworthwakefield.org
In the heart of the city, Wakefield Cathedral welcomes visitors to enjoy the spectacular architecture, browse the gift store or peacefully relax in the coffee shop. The Cathedral regularly hosts live concerts and exhibitions, demonstrating the best Wakefield and the surrounding area has to offer.
The Yorkshire Sculpture park
Set in the beautiful grounds and gardens of a 500-acre, 18th century country estate just outside Wakefield, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is one of the world’s leading open-air galleries, presenting a changing programme of international sculpture exhibitions. The modern Visitor Centre provides all-weather facilities including a large restaurant, shop, coffee bar, auditorium and meeting rooms. www.ysp.co.uk
For more information about these and the wide the range of great places to visit in the Wakefield area please go to www.experiencewakefield.co.uk