Bradford is one of the largest cities in West Yorkshire, with a population of nearly 390,000 people. It's well connected, with direct links to the M62 (Trans Pennine) motorway and proximity to several other large towns in the area, such as Leeds and Huddersfield.
The West Yorkshire city of Bradford is located on the edge of the Pennines - an area of countryside made famous by the novels of the Bronte sisters, such as Pride and Prejudice. Bradford itself was historically an industrial city and was one of the leading wool production centres in the world in the late 19th century.
Since then, the city's traditional industries have declined and been replaced by more modern alternatives - where once were mills, today there are more modern engineering and manufacturing businesses, IT companies, call centres and large retail centres. The city's heritage is not forgotten, however. Nearby Saltaire is a beautifully-preserved industrial village, showing just how the many thousands of people who once worked in Bradford's textile mills would have worked and played. Saltaire has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an essential place to visit for anyone exploring the area.
The city of Bradford also includes the districts of Baildon, Bingley, Denholme, Cullingworth, Ilkley, Shipley and Silsden. Other attractions in the area include several museums - such as the popular National Media Museum - and of course perhaps the largest choice of Indian restaurants in the UK! Bradford is well known for its Asian cuisine and is often considered the 'Curry Capital' of the UK.
As you would expect from a major city, van hire in Bradford is readily available from a range of local and national companies. You should be able to rent most types of van and truck on both short and long-term hires: