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About the county of West YorkshireThe 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.
See our recommended West Yorkshire towns and villages below, along with our listed West Yorkshire attractions, and West Yorkshire hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in West Yorkshire
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...
This beautiful old town grew up close to the River Hebden at the point where a stone bridge was built as part of a pack-horse route in the 16th century...
Huddersfield is a lively and interesting town that offers a rich cultural experience...
Mirfield is a residential town situated between Huddersfield and Dewsbury. It has a long history, and associations with Robin Hood, the Luddites, and the Bronte sisters. More.....All West Yorkshire towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in West Yorkshire
The approach to Cliffe Castle Museum, gives the visitor little hint of the amazing treat in store, for awaiting is a magnificent.....
The Royal Armouries Museum occupies a dazzling modern building set beside the river. At nightfall it becomes one of the town's.....All West Yorkshire AttractionsCastles in West YorkshireWest Yorkshire Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Random England fact:
The York Food & Drink Festival is the largest event of its kind in the UK.
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