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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...

Harden Beck, Harden, West Yorkshire

Harden (4 Pictures)

Harden lies in the famous countryside area between Cullingworth and Bingley surrounded by rivers and meadows. It is a favoured commuter base for those working in nearby Bradford...

Old Mounting Block - Cliffe Castle - 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...

Pontefract Cemetery

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

Cliffe Castle museum, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Cliffe Castle Museum (2 Pictures)

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

A picture of Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey (13 Pictures)

Kirkstall Abbey is one of Yorkshire's finest ruined Cistercian abbey's. It was founded in the 12th-century from which much of.....

Relocated from London, The Royal Armouries Museum, 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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