A NEW range of guides has been produced to the district’s tourist attractions.

Around 45,000 copies of the booklets are being distributed across the UK in a bid to attract more visitors to the area.

The 36-page Visitor Guide showcases a range of draws.

And individual Discover Guides are available for Haworth and Bronte Country, Bradford City Centre, Ilkley and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire.

The guides have been compiled by Bradford Council’s tourism service, Visit Bradford.

A launch event took place at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.

Patricia Tillotson, visitor and business development manager at Bradford Council, said: “Our district is a fascinating place to visit and explore.

“We have seen year-on-year increases in the number of day trips made and visits from overseas tourists which have boosted tourism in the district and led to an industry worth an estimated £681 million to the district’s economy.

“We were also named Emerging Destination of the Year 2018 for Europe by the tourist ‘bible’, The Luxury Travel Guide, last year.

“There are loads of great events coming up this year right across the district, including the Yorkshire Games Festival at the National Science and Media Museum, the delightful Peter Rabbit exhibition at Cartwright Hall in May and the return of the Tour de Yorkshire. In September the women’s elite road race of the Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships will start in the city centre and the men’s elite road race will travel through the district.”

She added: “Our district is a great place for our residents – as well as regional, national and international visitors – to spend their time and these new guides will help people to make the most of their visit.”

Among those at the launch was Diana Greenwood, senior tourism development officer at Visit Bradford.

She said: “There’s lots of amazing attractions in the district – we just need to get the message out there.

“Once people see what’s on offer, they often come back and they have a good time.

“We try and promote everything that people can do in the whole of Bradford. Haworth, Saltaire and Ilkley are a big draw for the district.”