How to Find Us

For our current visiting times and details please visit our visit page.

 

Getting to us

Cathedral Map area

 

If you are making a special journey to visit the Cathedral please call first as occasional events or special services, such as weddings or funerals, may prevent or hinder access.      

Bradford Cathedral is located on Stott Hill, Bradford, BD1 4EH.

Bradford Cathedral is a five-minute walk from Bradford Forster Square train station and a ten-minute walk from Bradford Interchange train station. Both stations are serviced by taxis.

You can also reach the Cathedral by bus from the Bradford Interchange bus station, as well as other stops around the city. We recommend using https://moovitapp.com/ for the most up-to-date travel arrangements.

For those travelling by car, you can get to the Cathedral grounds by following the signs for the Cathedral when travelling on the A650 Shipley / Airedale Road. We have limited parking on site, and this usually has to be booked in advance with us. We recommend parking at the Broadway Bradford shopping centre, which can be accessed off Leeds Road, but there are alternative car parks in the area.

For those travelling by bike, we have a limited number of lockable cycle racks, located by the North Door.

We also have a dedicated drop-off point and parking space for minibuses and coaches. For more information please speak to us.

By bike: As above, but we have a limited number of cycle racks to the side of the North Door. 

 

Bradford Cathedral map.

 

Arriving on site

There are three entrances to Bradford Cathedral:

  • The State Gate – this is located opposite Marks and Spencer at the Broadway Bradford
  • Church Bank – this is located about 1/3 of the way up Church Bank
  • Stott Hill – this is located on Stott Hill, opposite Cathedral Halls, and there is both a pedestrian entrance and a car entrance. This is an accessible step-free entrance*

 

*Bradford Cathedral is an ancient site, and whilst many areas are accessible, certain areas are uneven. If you need any support when visiting the Cathedral, please speak to a member of the team.

 

Not all entrances are open all the time. You will be advised when booking about the best entrance to use, or where to meet, but if you have any issues getting into the Cathedral please call 01274 77 77 20 or use the buzzer by the Stott Hill gate – pressing the ‘Cathedral Office’ button.

Overhead shot of the Cathedral.

Accessibility

Bradford Cathedral welcomes all visitors. We are aware that some people may need extra help and advice to attend a service or visit us. We ask anyone who needs or wants help to contact us in advance and we will do all that we can to help.

 

Bradford Cathedral and its grounds

Parts of the Cathedral and its ground were built in medieval times so some of the ground is uneven. There is flat access into the Cathedral from the Stott Hill entrance and through the North Door, and there are accessibility ramps on the north side of the Cathedral to allow access to the East End of the building. 

At certain points in the day, some areas of the Cathedral may be darker and there may an impact on those with visual impairments. If you require any assistance during these times, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help, or you can contact the office on 01274 77 77 20 or by e-mail on info@bradfordcathedral.org

 

Facilities

Disabled toilets are available at Bradford Cathedral, to be found ahead of you as you enter the building through the North Door, next to the Cathedral shop.

 

Hearing Loop

We operate a hearing loop at the Cathedral, which is available during any service or event. All you need to do is turn your hearing aid to the T position.

The hearing loop covers the nave and transepts, the West End, St. Aidan's Chapel and the Chapter House, but is unavailable in the Chancel, Sanctuary or Lady Chapel.

If you require any assistance or have any issues with the hearing loop whilst visiting Bradford Cathedral for an event or service, please speak to a member of the team.

 

Disabled Parking

Please see above for details of our parking. We may be able to offer parking in the close for those with accessibility issues, but we ask if you contact the Cathedral office ahead of your visit to reserve a space.

 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are very welcome in the Cathedral.

 

Frequently asked questions

 

Where can I find the toilets?

The toilets can be found in the West End of the building, opposite the kitchen.

 

What do I need to do in a medical emergency?

Please see a member of the team who will be happy to help. A first aid kit is located opposite the Cathedral office, at the tower end, where you will also find a defibrillator.

 

How do I connect to the wi-fi?

We offer free wi-fi to those in the Cathedral. Please connect to ‘Bradford Cathedral Guest’, using the password ‘BC102018’.

 

Where can I eat in the area?

The Rooftop Café is located opposite the West End of the Cathedral; please see their website for their opening times. There are also a range of restaurants in and around the Broadway Bradford, as well as in the city centre of Bradford, all within a ten-minute walk of the Cathedral.

 

How can I find out more about Bradford Cathedral?

Please visit our website at bradfordcathedral.org, find us on social media, e-mail info@bradfordcathedral.org or call us during office hours on 01274 77 77 20