Wakefield Tourism

Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire, England, on the River Calder and the eastern edge of the Pennines, which had a population of 76,886 in 2001, increasing slightly for the five Wakefield wards (East, North, Rural, South and West) to 77,512 at the 2011 Census. Wakefield was dubbed the "Merrie City" in the Middle Ages and in 1538 John Leland described it as, "a very quick market town and meately large; well served of fish and flesh both from sea and by rivers ... so that all vitaile is very good and chepe there. A right honest man shall fare well for 2d. a meal. ... There be plenti of se coal in the quarters about Wakefield". The Battle of Wakefield took place in the Wars of the Roses and it was a Royalist stronghold in the Civil War. Wakefield became an important market town and centre for wool, exploiting its position on the navigable River Calder to become an inland port. In the 18th century, Wakefield traded in corn, coal mining and textiles and in 1888 its parish church acquired cathedral status. It became the county town and seat of the West Riding County Council in 1889 and the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Council from 1974 until it was dissolved in 1986.

Wikipedia

If you are looking for travel information of Wakefield in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. A gripping city on its own right, Manchester also deserves a visit. Add Manchester to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village. Also, to reach Wakefield, you'll have to take a flight to Manchester; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Wakefield are of 1 to 2 days duration.

  • Know the pollution level of Wakefield before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 22.22 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40.28 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40.22 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30 (Low)
  • How safe is Wakefield for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wakefield.

    • Burglary and Theft 49.09 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.28 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.83 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 33.02 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 49.54 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.64 (Low)
    • Drug offense 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.82 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50.93 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.09 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.82 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Wakefield is 175.46 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 57.38 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.59 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 46.95 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.19 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.99 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.56 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.53 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 119.19 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Wakefield

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.67 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.14 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

* Some of the data on this page is powered by Numbeo