Destination guide

The friendly city of Wakefield awaits you

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

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Wakefield

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

  • 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Wakefield

The nearest airport is in Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), located 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from the city center. 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.

Where to stay around Wakefield?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 346 vacation rentals near Wakefield. From 105 Houses to 134 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wakefield for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Wakefield:

  • City Centre: 52 vacation rentals
  • Leeds City Center: 62 vacation rentals
  • Holbeck: 36 vacation rentals
  • Harrogate City Centre: 90 vacation rentals
  • Rawcliffe: 51 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Wakefield?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Wakefield. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Outwood Station: 508 vacation rentals
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park: 533 vacation rentals
  • Wakefield Theatre Royal: 461 vacation rentals
  • National Coal Mining Museum: 615 vacation rentals
  • Wakefield Westgate Station: 460 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Wakefield?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 105 Houses in Wakefield. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wakefield include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 134 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 86 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wakefield?

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