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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...

Cow and Calf, Ilkley.

Ilkley (29 Pictures)

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Peel Street, Marsden, West Yorkshire

Marsden (29 Pictures)

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...

All Saints Church

Pontefract (179 Pictures)

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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Recommended attractions in West Yorkshire

Armley Mills Industrial Museum near Leeds.

Armley Mills Industrial Museum (4 Pictures)

Formerly the largest woollen mill in the world, Armley Mills is now a museum which explores the rich industrial past of Leeds...

Cliffe Castle

Cliffe Castle Museum (6 Pictures)

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

Howell Wood Lake

Howell Wood Country Park (3 Pictures)

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Molecule Man by Jonathan Borofsky, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (21 Pictures)

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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