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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
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...
Haworth is famous the world over for its connections with the Bronte sisters, the famous novelists...
This is an industrial town in West Yorkshire. It lies in a fold between the fine countryside of Airdale and Keighley Moors...
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
Formerly the largest woollen mill in the world, Armley Mills is now a museum which explores the rich industrial past of Leeds...
Kirkstall Abbey is one of Yorkshire's finest ruined Cistercian abbey's. It was founded in the 12th-century from which much of.....
This attractive country park offers a rich and varied country landscape, it is dominated by a large lake ringed by numerous trees.....All West Yorkshire AttractionsCastles in West YorkshireWest Yorkshire Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Random England fact:
'Long Meg and her Daughters' is the second largest stone circle in Europe dating from the Bronze Age and featuring 69 stones all 12ft high.
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