Inverness Wakefield Train
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The Scottish city of Inverness is an important centre for bagpipe players and lovers and every September since 1788 the city hosts the Northern Meeting, a bagpipe competition. Another important event for the city is the annual Highland Games which can trace its roots back to 1822. While centred on competitions in piping and drumming, dancing, and Scottish heavy athletics, the games also include entertainment and exhibits related to other aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture.
Inverness is also home to two summer music festivals, Rockness and the Tartan Heart Festival, that bring a variety of different music to the town.
The River Ness, which flows from nearby Loch Ness, runs through Inverness on its way to the Moray Firth. The Ness Islands, a publicly owned park, consist of two wooded islands connected by footbridges and has been used as a place of recreation since the 1840s. Craig Phadraig, once an ancient Gaelic and Pictish hill fort is a 240 m hill which offers hikes on a clear pathway through the wooded terrain.
Shinty is an integral part of the Highlands and Islands and as the capital of the Highlands Inverness often hosts a wealth of Shinty finals such as the Camanachd Cup Final (the pinnacle of Shinty) as well as the International game of Shinty and Irish hurling.
The city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire lies at the heart of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, which encompasses The Hepworth Wakefield, The Henry Moore Institute, the Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park which are only a 30-minute drive, bus or train ride from each other. Wakefield is also home to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and is the birthplace of Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. The city's galleries, castles, museums and many other visitor attractions attract millions of visitors each year. Whilst in the city why not pay a visit to nearby Pontefract Racecourse which delivers an exciting day out. The racecourse enclosures have excellent views of the track and is set in beautiful parkland. The racecourse is the longest continuous circuit in Europe and has a race programme that takes place between April and October. If you are seeking a more adrenaline filled experience then Xscape is for you. Xscape is the ultimate entertainment destination featuring the UK's premier real snow indoor slope, Yorkshire's only indoor surf venue, 14 screen Cineworld cinema, kids soft play, climbing walls, aerial assault course, cosmic golf, laser games, 20 lane bowling, indoor skate park, urban and outdoor specialist shops alongside a huge variety of restaurants and bars!