Day Trips

Day Trips - Minibus Hull

The county of Yorkshire is scattered with a number of pretty towns, villages and small cities that are just waiting to be explored with Minibus Hull hire. The Cathedral City of Wakefield, with its combination of old and new, has a colourful history shaping much of the city and its surroundings and makes an excellent day trip destination.

The Cathedral Church of all saints dominants the skyline, with the tallest spire in Yorkshire and the fourth highest in England. First built in the 15th century, there is some high-quality Victorian glass by Kempe and a memorial to Bishop Walsham Howe, who was the first Bishop of Wakefield.

The famous National Coal Mining Museum tells the history of Coal mining, including a one-hour tour of the original workings 137 metres underground. The Wakefield Museum has interesting exhibits, which focus on Wakefield’s long and rich history.

Wakefield City centre is compact and predominantly pedestrianised and is a paradise for shopping enthusiasts. There is an open-air traditional market for good bargains and the indoor Ridings Shopping Centre. Museums and galleries abound such as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which is set in the beautiful landscape of the Bretton Estate, and Sandal Castles. Wakefield Theatre features world premieres, community performances and the traditional Pantomime. There are plenty of sports facilities with Pugneys Country Park offering water sports.

Wakefield lies at the heart of the UK motorway network making it an ideal base for visiting the region. Visitors who have a love for nature will want to make sure that they allow plenty of time for the driver of their Minibus Hull hire to take them to Newmillerdam Country Park, which is situated near the pretty village of Newmillerdam, three miles south of Wakefield. It offers lovely woodland and lakeside walks with plenty of bird watching and coarse fishing as well as so great places to enjoy a picnic.