Bradford is one of the major cities of Yorkshire and is a major destination for both train and bus services. In fact, the close links between the rail and bus options sees Bradford served by the Interchange, a single station for both train and bus companies serving the city. Local and national routes are served from Bradford Interchange, with a FreeCityBus service operating between the station and major points within the city. Other local services include those operated by First West Yorkshire, Arriva and Centrebus to Leeds, Huddersfield and Harrogate, amongst other destinations. National services bring visitors to Bradford from around the UK, with Geldards Coaches, National Express and Stagecoach being the major suppliers of services. Derby, Leicester, Burnley and Skipton are just some of the locations served by national routes. The MegaBus company provides their travelers with a service from London St Pancras Station to Bradford, which includes options for both bus and rail travel included in a single ticket.
The city of Bradford has seen periods of prosperity and decline occur throughout its history, with a recent boom as a popular tourist destination seeing the city once again become popular with visitors. Classed as a UNESCO City of Film, Bradford has a large number of cultural attractions to entertain those visiting the city, which include the National Media Museum and Cartwright Hall. Much of the centre of the city is covered by a number of buildings dating back to the Industrial Revolution in Victorian England, which have now been updated and restored as part of the ongoing urban regeneration project. For visitors looking to find out more about Bradford before the textile mills began to dominate the area, the medieval Bolling Hall museum is a good choice for looking into the development of the city originally known as Bradeford.