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Pictures of West Yorkshire

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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

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

Castleford (33 Pictures)

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...

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...

A view of the countryside round Ilkley west Yorkshire

Ilkley (29 Pictures)

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Keighley Station

Keighley (49 Pictures)

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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Recommended attractions in West Yorkshire

Howell Wood Lake

Howell Wood Country Park (3 Pictures)

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Kirklees Priory Gatehouse, West Yorkshire

Kirklees Priory (2 Pictures)

Home of the wicked Prioress who bled the unsuspecting Robin Hood to death. All that remains today is the Priory Gatehouse and.....

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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.....

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