Yorkshire's Wakefield is the perfect example of a quintessential British market town with its medieval architecture and characterful buildings. Wakefield came to prominence during the middle ages, and the town was also a battle site during the War of the Roses, making it an ideal base for a history buff.

This quiet British town is filled with interesting attractions, making it a perfect short stay whether you're a solo traveller or have the family in tow.

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Yorkshire is wonderfully diverse. From your Wakefield base it's easy to get the flavour, with options ranging from a traditional market town, an urban metropolitan city and the Peak District on your doorstep. Travelodge Barnsley is a short distance from Wakefield and is also within easy reach of both Leeds and Sheffield city centres. Opt for Travelodge Leeds Morley instead if all you need is a bed for the night before your holiday. Leeds Morley is only 14 miles from Leeds Bradford airport, while Manchester airport is also within reach.

If you're only passing through Yorkshire, then the Travelodge Wakefield Woolley Edge M1 is the place to get your head down for the night -- on either side of the motorway. With both family rooms and double rooms available, as well as late check-out and free Wifi, you are sure to get a deserved night's rest before carrying on your journey.

Things to do in Wakefield

Wakefield Cathedral is not to be missed when visiting the city. Boasting the tallest spire in Yorkshire, the oldest sections of the church date from around 1150AD. Wakefield Cathedral Choir has also featured on BBC One's Songs of Praise and BBC Radio 3's Choral Evensong.

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an open-air gallery showcasing both British and International works. Its ever-changing exhibition programme means there's always something fresh to see, and it's a wonderful place for a stroll in the open air. Shopaholics should head straight to Meadowhall Shopping centre. One of the largest in the UK, it contains all the needs and wants of a modern-day retail paradise. With fashion boutiques galore, restaurants and coffee shops, it's just the place to spend a day of indulgence.