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"Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire, England. It's home to the Hepworth Gallery and the National Mining Museum for England. It's also a transport hub and an alternative base for visiting Leeds or York. The name “Wakefield” also refers to the metropolitan district, which includes several smaller towns plus rural areas.” WikiVoyage
Wakefield is located in England's heart and known as the centre of the UK's communications network, offering unrivalled transport links. During the Middle Ages, it was a large market town and a centre for wool trading, thanks to its position on the River Calder, with an inland port. Nowadays, the city has plenty to offer its visitors. With a rich industrial heritage, visitors can explore the National Coal Mining Museum, or you can take in the city's lively nightlife.
On the East Coast Mainline, Westgate railway station is the largest station in Wakefield; the city has another railway station, Kirkgate Station. You can quickly reach Wakefield from Leeds, Sheffield and Barnsley. The easiest way to get around is to take the local bus services; there’s a Free City Bus provided by the Council that runs within the city centre.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Wakefield a town or city?
Wakefield is a city with its own Cathedral and has a population of 345,038.
Where in the UK is Wakefield?
Wakefield is in North Yorkshire, just south of Leeds.