Wakefield is a city in the city of Wakefield. This is a metropolitan district of West Yorkshire. The city is located on the River Calder. The city developed with the trading of wool in this city. This helped the city to get huge popularity among the people. Corn, coal mining and textiles developed side by side in the eighteenth century in this city. Manufacturing industry is an important employer in the city. Health sector and service industries have also been gaining much importance here.
The city has been included in the process of regeneration. Trinity Walk retail development which took place in this city led to the development of great retail, commercial and residential areas for the people in this city. This has also led to the generation of employment opportunities among the people in this city.
The city is lined with landmarks which are of interest to many tourists. Some of the notable ones include the Wakefield Cathedral, Wakefield town hall, Chantry Chapel, Sandal castle, Clarence Park, St. John’s North and South parade and many more speak of the rich cultural heritage of this city. This city is known as the capital of the rhubarb triangle. This is so because this is an important area where rhubarb is grown. In July 2005, a structure was set up to celebrate this feat of the city. Wakefield festival of food, drink and rhubarb is also a prime festival which is of much importance in this city. This draws visitors from all over the country.