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Village of Meltham near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

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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See below for all the best towns & attractions in West Yorkshire, or see a selection of our West Yorkshire photographs on our picture tour of West Yorkshire..

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Recommended towns & villages in West Yorkshire

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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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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Emily and Charlotte

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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Huddersfield Station.

Huddersfield

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

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The Calf viewed from The Cow, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire

Ilkley

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Leeds, Civic Hall.

Leeds

In the middle ages Leeds was a wool centre and it flourished. The sheep on the Yorkshire moors providing the wool for the cottage craft industry of spinning and weaving. The.....

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Looking along the Canal in Mirfield

Mirfield

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.....

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River Wharfe and Weir, Otley, West Yorkshire

Otley

Otley is a beautiful old town with attractive buildings in medieval courts and alleyways and a lovely parish church that dates back to Norman times...

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Pontefract Cemetery

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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Recommended attractions in West Yorkshire

Armley Mills Industrial Museum near Leeds

Armley Mills Industrial Museum

Formerly the largest woollen mill in the world, Armley Mills is now a museum which explores the rich industrial past of Leeds...

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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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A picture of Kirkstall Abbey

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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Snow on Ice

Newmillerdam Country Park

This attractive country park offers a rich and varied country landscape, it is dominated by a large lake ringed by numerous trees.....

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Royal Armouries, Leeds

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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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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Old well.

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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