If you’re travelling from the wedding and need overnight accommodation, the mother of the bride (!) has negotiated a special rate at the Holiday Inn Express Bradford. This is just a few minutes walk from the wedding venue, and Hilary says it’s a good option. In her words,

Rooms may be hard to come by in Bradford on the weekend of the wedding, as the regional final of the annual brass band competition will be taking place. However I have managed to negotiate a slightly discounted rate (£55 a night, including breakfast) at the Holiday Inn Express in the centre of Bradford, which is very central, and within walking distance of the main railway station and possible wedding venues. There is car parking (£4 a day). We have stayed there several times and it is a model of its kind. See Trip Advisor.

The easiest way to book is by phone, (0800 43 40 40) quoting reference PW1.

If you prefer to book online at you have to click on the name of the hotel, NOT “check the rates”. You will then see a place to insert the group code, and the rest is straightforward. The rooms have sofa beds and can be made up to accommodate children.

Ask for a room at the back of the hotel for great views of the city, although the front has very good views of Nando’s.

This offer is held for us until 3 February and rooms can be cancelled at any time until 24 hours before arrival.

If you don’t fancy Holiday Inn, there are plenty of other options nearby. There’s a Premier Inn or a Travel Lodge, both also in Bradford City Centre.

We live on the edge of Saltaire, where accommodation is available in serviced apartments in Victoria Mill There’s also the Mercure Bradford on the outskirts of Saltaire, but this is only really suitable if you’re coming by car. Another option very close to where we live is Abbey Lodge Hotel in the heart of Shipley.

If you’d like a treat and more luxurious accommodation there’s Hollins Hall, which is a bit further afield.

There’s also Roomz in Leeds, which friends have recommended or you could look to stay further into the dales, if you wanted to combine the wedding with some walking. Bradford is a gateway to the Dales, with Burnsall and Bolton Abbey only 45 minutes drive away.


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