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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

Deanhouse, West Yorkshire

Deanhouse (3 Pictures)

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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...

Mill Fold, Golcar, West Yorkshire

Golcar (2 Pictures)

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

Haworth Garden

Haworth (192 Pictures)

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

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Recommended attractions in West Yorkshire

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.....

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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.....

Wakefield Cathedral, West Yorkshire. Viewed from Westgate

Wakefield Cathedral (2 Pictures)

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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