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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

A picture of Halifax

Halifax (96 Pictures)

Halifax is an industrial city close to the famous Pennines and the route of the Pennine Way in what is known as Yorkshire's "Bronte" country...

The center of Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Huddersfield (96 Pictures)

Huddersfield is a lively and interesting town that offers a rich cultural experience...

Cow and Calf, Ilkley.

Ilkley (29 Pictures)

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St Giles. Pontefract, West Yorkshire

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

Kirklees Priory gatehouse

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.....

Kirkstall Abbey near Leeds, West Yorkshire

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.....

Temple Newsam, Leeds. Lovely entrance

Temple Newsam (1 Pictures)

This is a stunning house set in magical grounds. It began life hundreds of years ago but the oldest part of the house we see.....

Old well.

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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