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Cow and Calf, Ilkley.

About West Yorkshire

The picturesque County of Yorkshire is among the largest in England and is divided into four parts - North, South, East and West Yorkshire. The city of York, famed for its historic Roman Walls and its charming medieval streets is home to the famous 'York Minster Cathedral', a fine example of medieval architecture dating back to the Roman Era which boasts one of the finest collections of stained glass in existence. The Yorkshire Dales is an area of outstanding beauty, with a large part being designated as one of England and Wales' protected national parks. Local attractions include 'Bolton Castle', a magnificent medieval fortress built in 1399 by Richard le Scrope. 'North Yorkshire Moors Railway', a preserved steam railway running 18 miles through the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors.
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See below for all the best towns & attractions in West Yorkshire, or see a selection of our West Yorkshire photographs on our picture tour of West Yorkshire..

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Recommended towns & villages in West Yorkshire

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Almondbury

Almondbury is one of the oldest and prettiest of the villages dominating the edge of the Pennine moors...

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The River Aire running through Castleford, the picture was taken from the road bridge.

Castleford

This is a large Northern town with roots stretching back to the Romans and beyond, as proven by the recent finding of a Bronze Age male skeleton and his chariot...

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Golcar

Golcar

Sturdily built of stone, this small hill town is perched north of the River Colne and the now restored Huddersfield Narrow Canal...

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Ovenden Moor Wind Farm Halifax.

Halifax

Halifax is an industrial city close to the famous Pennines and the route of the Pennine Way in what is known as Yorkshire's "Bronte" country...

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Inside an Apothecary, Haworth

Haworth

Haworth is famous the world over for its connections with the Bronte sisters, the famous novelists...

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Rochdale Canal at Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge

This beautiful old town grew up close to the River Hebden at the point where a stone bridge was built as part of a pack-horse route in the 16th century...

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Keighley Station

Keighley

This is an industrial town in West Yorkshire. It lies in a fold between the fine countryside of Airdale and Keighley Moors...

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North Western Railway - Standedge tunnel ventilation shaft.

Marsden

Marsden offers visitors a wealth of heritage, particularly in association with the town's expansion which came about during the heady days of the Industrial Revolution...

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The Buttercross and St Giles.  Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Pontefract

Pontefract has a ruined castle which has seen many tragedies, Richard II was murdered there in 1400, and later it was the scene of bitter, bloody battles between Roundheads and Royalists...

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A picture of Todmorden

Todmorden

Todmorden lies on the historic border between Yorkshire and Lancashire in an area of the Calder Valley ringed by the hills of the Pennines...

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Recommended attractions in West Yorkshire

Cliffe Castle

Cliffe Castle Museum

The approach to Cliffe Castle Museum, gives the visitor little hint of the amazing treat in store, for awaiting is a magnificent.....

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Eureka Science Museum  - Yorkshire - 1996

Eureka! Museum for Children

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Howell Wood Lake

Howell Wood Country Park

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Seat in the woods

Newmillerdam Country Park

This attractive country park offers a rich and varied country landscape, it is dominated by a large lake ringed by numerous trees.....

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Royal Armouries, Leeds

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

The Royal Armouries Museum occupies a dazzling modern building set beside the river. At nightfall it becomes one of the town's.....

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Outline of Sandal

Sandal Castle

The crumbling, naked ruins of Sandal Castle are now owned by Wakefield council, and what an inspired choice of centre-piece they.....

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Temple Newsam, Leeds. Lovely entrance

Temple Newsam

This is a stunning house set in magical grounds. It began life hundreds of years ago but the oldest part of the house we see.....

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Wakefield Cathedral, West Yorkshire. Viewed from Westgate

Wakefield Cathedral

This was formerly the parish church of All Saints, it only became a cathedral at the end of the 19th century. With its.....

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Old well.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

This is an exciting, fascinating tourist attraction that is both fun and thought provoking for all the family. It has fast.....

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