Destination guide

The friendly city of Wakefield awaits you

Enjoy the area's art galleries, cathedral and history with a rental holiday home in Wakefield. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its bars and shopping. National Coal Mining Museum and Temple Newsam House are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Wakefield

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Wakefield a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Magna Science Adventure Centre (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Middleton Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Diggerland Yorkshire (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Howley Hall Golf Club (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Wakefield

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Wakefield is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Pugney's Country Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Middleton Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Rabbit Ings Country Park (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Wakefield

The nearest airport is in Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), located 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), which is 24.2 mi (39 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Wakefield Westgate Station, Wakefield Kirkgate Station and Sandal & Agbrigg Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Wakefield?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 397 holiday lettings around Wakefield. From 179 flats & apartments to 90 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Wakefield?

Nothing compares to the unbroken silence of rural life. No thundering traffic or car alarms blaring. Just you and the soothing calm of the countryside! HomeAway has 49 countryside holiday rentals in this destination. Of course, that might not be everyone's style. Fortunately, HomeAway has plenty of other choices, including:

  • 38 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 19 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 11 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Wakefield?

There's no need to wave goodbye to all the conveniences of home just because you're going on holiday. Kick back and relax in an apartment and soak up the area like a local. HomeAway has 196 for you to select from here. How does £30 per night sound? That's what you could be paying if you don't leave it too long! Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 107 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £25 per night.
  • Hotel: 94 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £34 per night.
  • Cottage: 89 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.

Can I stay in Wakefield in a large group?

Whether you're heading off on a getaway with the extended fam or spending a few nights away with your old school mates, it's always loads of fun being in a new place together! The great news is that HomeAway has options to suit you. Why not take a look at the 25 apartment holiday rentals featured here? They're the leading choice for big groups of visitors. The rental options that are perfect for large numbers around here include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 60 holiday rentals perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night for as little as £70.
  • Need a rental property for 8 guests? We have 33 that will work well. You can book one for as little as £100 a night.
  • Organising a trip away with a group of 5? We offer 26 holiday rentals that will suit. Prices start from £38 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can bring along your mom, your brother and all your mates to Wakefield.