Trains to Wakefield

Cheap Trains to Wakefield

"Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire, England, lying 15 km south of Leeds. 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 at the heart of England and is known as the centre of the UK's communications network offering unrivalled transport links. During the Middle Ages, Wakefield was known as the “Merrie City”. The city used to be an important market town and a centre for wool trading, thanks to its position in the River Calder, where an inland port was built. Nowadays, Wakefield has plenty to offer to its visitors. The city has a rich industrial heritage and visitors can explore its National Coal mining museum or take part in its lively nightlife scene.

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Visiting Wakefield by Train

The Wakefield Westgate railway station is the main railway station of Wakefield and is served by the East Coast Mainline. It also has another railway station, the Wakefield Kirkgate Station. The city can also be accessed from the Leeds railway station, Sheffield and Barnsley. To get around Wakefield, the most convenient way is to take the local bus services. There’s also a Free City Bus provided by the Metro and the Council and runs within the city centre.

Wakefield Cathedral is one of the most popular attractions in the city. It’s one of three co-equal Anglican cathedrals in Leeds and a seat of the Bishop of Leeds. Another attraction, the Sandal Castle, is also worth visiting where the castle grounds are open from dawn until dusk. Other attractions in Wakefield are the Pontefract Castle, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Orangery and the National Coal Mining Museum. If you’re into arts, do check out the Wakefield Art Gallery and the Hepworth Gallery.

The Westgate Run is popular in the north of England for its lively weekend nightlife scene where numerous bars and pubs open until late night. Wakefield is also home to a number of beautiful parks, such as the Newmillerdam Country Park, Pontefract Park, Pugneys Country Park, The Heronry & Anglers Country Park, and the Thornes Park.