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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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Rochdale Canal at Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge (44 Pictures)

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...

Cavendish Street, Keighley

Keighley (49 Pictures)

This is an industrial town in West Yorkshire. It lies in a fold between the fine countryside of Airdale and Keighley Moors...

Stoodley Pike, Todmorden.

Todmorden (16 Pictures)

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

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.....

Molecule Man by Jonathan Borofsky, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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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