Wakefield is a city located in the North West of England, 10 miles south of Leeds and dates back to 1888 when it traded in corn, coal mining and textiles. It was also previously an important market town and centre for wool, exploiting it's close proximity to the River Calder for mills that were powered by steam. Within it's district, Wakefield contains the important '5 towns' as they are known locally; Pontefract, Castleford, Featherstone, Normanton and Knottingley.
Prominent landmarks in Wakefield include Wakefield Cathedral, featuring the tallest spire in Yorkshire, as well as tourist attractions Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the National Coalmining Museum. Wakefield is also home to The Ridings Centre, the UK's first template for a modern shopping centre which was replicated throughout the country.
The Theatre Royal is another point of interest in Wakefield, first opened in 1894 as an Opera House, and currently hosts a variety of entertainment including musicians, stand-up and live music. Wakefield is known as the capital of the Rhubarb Triangle, an area notable for growing early forced rhubarb and hosts the annual 'Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb' every February.
Since 2007, various regeneration projects have been active in Wakefield, including the retail Trinity Walk development and the Wakefield Waterfront which features The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery. The gallery attracted 500,000 visitors and added around £10 million to the local economy.
Are you considering Wakefield as a place to advertise your business? We can help. At Clear Channel, we have a variety of outdoor advertisement sites across Wakefield.
From classic billboards on key routes into the centre to digital screens in high footfall areas, we have great options to suit all business sizes and budgets. Our Mall screens allow you target shoppers as they are making important purchasing decisions and our supermarket screens are the perfect place to connect with your target audience on a weekly basis.
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