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Pictures of West Yorkshire

A county in England

About the county of 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.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in West Yorkshire

Countryside 5 minutes out of Featherstone, West Yorkshire

Featherstone (2 Pictures)

Featherstone is a large town lying between Wakefield and Pontefract in West Yorkshire. For the past couple of centuries the town was known chiefly for its coal mines...

The platform at Haworth Railway Station

Haworth (192 Pictures)

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

Damems station, a part of Keighley

Keighley (47 Pictures)

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

Sowerby bridge basin, West Yorkshire.

Sowerby Bridge (11 Pictures)

Surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the South Pennines, with the town's gentle scenery being enhanced by the River Calder and the River Ryburn on which the town stands...

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Recommended attractions in West Yorkshire

Eureka Science Museum  - Yorkshire - 1996

Eureka! Museum for Children (3 Pictures)

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Howell Wood Lake

Howell Wood Country Park (3 Pictures)

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Royal Armouries, Leeds

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds (20 Pictures)

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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