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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

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Hebden Bridge (36 Pictures)

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...

The Dumb Steeple Plaque, Cooper Bridge.

Mirfield (7 Pictures)

Mirfield is a residential town situated between Huddersfield and Dewsbury. It has a long history, and associations with Robin Hood, the Luddites, and the Bronte sisters. More.....

United Reformed Church at Saltaire, West Yorkshire.

Saltaire (34 Pictures)

This perfectly preserved village originated as an answer to Bradford's 'dark satanic mills', it was the brain-child of industrialist Sir Titus Salt, who in the early 19th-century.....

Wakefield Cathedral

Wakefield (47 Pictures)

Wakefield was the capital of Yorkshire's woollen industry for more than 700 years, it was an important weaving and dying centre as far back as the 13th century...

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Recommended attractions in West Yorkshire

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Newmillerdam Country Park (9 Pictures)

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

Sandal Castle, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Sandal Castle (12 Pictures)

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

Wakefield Cathedral, West Yorkshire. Viewed from Westgate

Wakefield Cathedral (2 Pictures)

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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