Throughout our near 100 year history here at Holdsworth’s Removals, royal events have come and gone. And while we are fans of the royals in our removals office and some of our team are avidly looking forward to tomorrow’s wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, we appreciate that it isn’t for everyone. The wedding has dominated the week’s coverage across the television, radio and social media so its tough to get away if you aren’t looking forward to the royal event of the year.
But if you are looking for something or somewhere to hide away completely then here are our best suggests in the West Yorkshire area. And as an added bonus, they are completely free!
National Science & Media Museum
The once impressive National Media Museum which boasted some mind-blowing exhibitions of film, television and photography, now showcases a superb science section. You will walk away wondering why this museum available for free. The museum, located in Bradford city centre, was also home to the UK’s first IMAX cinema (which is chargeable).
One of Europe’s largest urban parks is the ideal getaway when the sun is out. There are huge spaces of grass to sit down for a picnic as well as two lakes to stroll around. The park is ideally located in North Leeds for anyone looking for some peace and quiet.
If you live in Leeds then it is likely that you have seen Kirkstall Abbey from the A65. One of Leeds’ most impressive and historic landmarks is completely free to stroll around the intact ruins. The parkland and riverside area that surround are ideal for a wander.
There is also the Abbey House Museum (which is chargeable) across the road for an added extra. It houses a replica Victorian street to explore.
This modern gallery is as eye-catching as you will find anywhere. Located in the heart of Wakefield, The Hepworth was named as Museum of the Year in 2017. It is the largest purpose built gallery outside of London and showcases many works from contemporary artists from across the world, but most notably rare pieces from Barbara Hepworth, where the museum gets its name.