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Things to do in Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Chantry Chapel Wakefield. © Philip Moon (Hkt.B)
Chantry Chapel Wakefield. © Philip Moon (Hkt.B)

At the heart of Wakefield city is the beautiful cathedral, it stands on the site of a Saxon church and was mainly built in the 14th and 15th centuries. The 15th century spire is 247 feet tall, and is the highest spire in Yorkshire.

St Mary's chantry chapel stands on the old Wakefield bridge in Kirkgate and was built in the 1340's. It was built as a resting place for travellers.

Wakefield has a new market and market hall, with plenty of bargains for all, the city has had a market since 1204.

Today Wakefield is a busy city and bustles with much activity with excellent shopping and busy precinct and the riding's shopping mall with shops galore and something for everyone.

Wakefield is known as the merrie city and for its night life and attracts a huge amount of tourists at the weekend. There are cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants and stylish bars and clubs.

Wakefield has two train stations and regular bus services.

Description by Wendy Hudson

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