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About 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.
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Castleford

Castleford

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...

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Countryside 5 minutes out of Featherstone, West Yorkshire

Featherstone

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...

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Mill Fold, Golcar, West Yorkshire

Golcar

Sturdily built of stone, this small hill town is perched north of the River Colne and the now restored Huddersfield Narrow Canal...

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Haworth at Christmas

Haworth

Haworth is famous the world over for its connections with the Bronte sisters, the famous novelists...

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Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Holmfirth

This is a place that will forever be associated with the gentle, romantic comedy "Last of the Summer Wine" which has graced our TV screens for more than a quarter of a century...

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A picture of Huddersfield

Huddersfield

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

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Church at Pontefract

Pontefract

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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A picture of Saltaire

Saltaire

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.....

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Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival Weekend

Sowerby Bridge

Surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the South Pennines, with the town's gentle scenery being enhanced by the River Calder and the River Ryburn on which the town stands...

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A picture of Todmorden

Todmorden

Todmorden lies on the historic border between Yorkshire and Lancashire in an area of the Calder Valley ringed by the hills of the Pennines...

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Recommended attractions in West Yorkshire

Beehive Oven in the grounds of Cliffe Castle.

Cliffe Castle Museum

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

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Eureka Science Museum  - Yorkshire - 1996

Eureka! Museum for Children

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Howell Wood Lake

Howell Wood Country Park

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Kirklees Priory Gatehouse, West Yorkshire

Kirklees Priory

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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Kirkstall Abbey near Leeds, West Yorkshire

Kirkstall Abbey

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

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1998. Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, Outside Display

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

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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Outline of Sandal

Sandal Castle

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

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Temple Newsam, Leeds. Lovely entrance

Temple Newsam

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.....

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Wakefield Cathedral, West Yorkshire. Viewed from Westgate

Wakefield Cathedral

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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Molecule Man by Jonathan Borofsky, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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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