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 highlights

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 accommodation are available around Wakefield?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 349 holiday rentals around Wakefield. From 108 Houses to 137 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Wakefield is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Wakefield?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Wakefield:

  • Holbeck: 38 holiday homes
  • Harehills: 40 holiday homes
  • Rawcliffe: 49 holiday homes
  • City Centre: 59 holiday homes
  • Leeds City Center: 65 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Wakefield?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Wakefield. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Wakefield Theatre Royal: 471 holiday rentals
  • Hepworth Wakefield: 470 holiday rentals
  • Pugney's Country Park: 508 holiday rentals
  • Wakefield Kirkgate Station: 486 holiday rentals
  • F1 Indoor Karting: 478 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wakefield listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Wakefield?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 108 Houses in Wakefield. Our other popular types of Wakefield holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 137 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 85 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 85 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Wakefield?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Wakefield. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.