Wakefield is a cathedral city with a population of around 100,000, which is located on the River Calder around 14.5km (9 miles) south of Leeds.
The city has a rich history dating back to prehistoric times and in the 15th century, the Battle of Wakefield took place here as part of the War of the Roses. Like many other cities in the north of England, Wakefield experienced a boom during the Industrial Revolution and grew to become a major part of the West Yorkshire urban area.
The city lies at one of the corners of the Rhubarb Triangle and it hosts a rhubarb festival every February.
Although not quite as well connected as Leeds or York, Wakefield has excellent transport connections with frequent rail and bus services within West Yorkshire plus direct trains to London.