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The Park Lake Spring 2009

Pontefract (179 Pictures)

(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction SE)

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...

Countryside 5 minutes out of Featherstone, West Yorkshire

Featherstone (2 Pictures)

(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction S)

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...

Wakefield Kirkgate Railway Station 2012

Wakefield (47 Pictures)

(7.1 miles, 11.5 km, direction SW)

Wakefield was the capital of Yorkshire's woollen industry for more than 700 years, it was an important weaving and dying centre as far back as the 13th century...

Egborough Power Station from the  M 62 Motorway

Eggborough (1 Pictures)

(8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction E)

This is a typical Yorkshire village settled close to the meeting point of North and South Yorkshire...

Fallwood Marina

Leeds (260 Pictures)

(9.9 miles, 16.0 km, direction NW)

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.....

The Brewery in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

Tadcaster (4 Pictures)

(11.6 miles, 18.7 km, direction N)

Tadcaster has been at the centre of the Brewing industry since the 18th century, and today breweries remain conspicuous on its landscape...

The Old Glassworks, in snow.

Barnsley (106 Pictures)

(13.0 miles, 21.0 km, direction SW)

This is an attractive town laid out along the River Dearne, it is enclosed by spectacular Pennine scenery and is an ideal place from which to discover the limestone hills and fresh green valley's of the Yorkshire Dales...


Snaith (7 Pictures)

(13.4 miles, 21.6 km, direction E)

This small town appears to be almost surrounded by water, it developed along the banks of the River Aire and to the east is the Ouse...

The Dumb Steeple

Mirfield (7 Pictures)

(14.7 miles, 23.7 km, direction W)

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.....

River Don at Sprotbrough

Sprotbrough (101 Pictures)

(15.9 miles, 25.6 km, direction SE)

Sprotbrough lies in the valley of the River Don, it is a lovely rural location with fertile fields and meadows leading from leafy lanes whose hedgerows are full of wild plants and flowers...

Entrance to market area and view of Corn Exchange, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Doncaster (107 Pictures)

(16.5 miles, 26.6 km, direction SE)

Doncaster lies in what was once a great sweep of Yorkshire coalfields. It is home to one of the finest racecourses in the country where the classic St.Leger Stakes has been run each September since 1776, making the race four years older than the Derby...


Almondbury (6 Pictures)

(17.8 miles, 28.7 km, direction W)

Almondbury is one of the oldest and prettiest of the villages dominating the edge of the Pennine moors...

Thrybergh Country Park, South Yorkshire

Thrybergh (13 Pictures)

(18.6 miles, 29.9 km, direction S)

Thrybergh is a pretty South Yorkshire village with a history stretching back to the time of the Doomsday Book, for centuries it was little more than a small rural village with scattered housing and farms...

St George's Square, Huddersfield, from the station car park.

Huddersfield (95 Pictures)

(18.8 miles, 30.3 km, direction W)

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

Chevin Woods near Otley, West Yorkshire

Otley (40 Pictures)

(19.0 miles, 30.5 km, direction NW)

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...

Saltaire the Mill Town

Saltaire (34 Pictures)

(19.6 miles, 31.6 km, direction NW)

This perfectly preserved village originated as an answer to Bradford's 'dark satanic mills', it was the brain-child of industrialist Sir Titus Salt, who in the early 19th-century.....

Wadworth south Yorkshire

Wadworth (7 Pictures)

(19.6 miles, 31.6 km, direction SE)

This is a pleasant South Yorkshire village lying in lush countryside a few miles from the city of Rotherham...

View from wheel 3

York (1046 Pictures)

(19.8 miles, 31.8 km, direction NE)

One of the most historic cities in Britain with overs 2000 years of history.....

The Royal Bath's. Harrogate

Harrogate (186 Pictures)

(20.2 miles, 32.5 km, direction NW)

One of the chief town's in Yorkshire's old West Riding, Harrogate acheived early fame as a Spa resort...

St James, Braithwell South Yorkshire

Braithwell (32 Pictures)

(20.2 miles, 32.6 km, direction S)

Braithwell lies at the centre of a largely rural community, the surrounding landscape is mostly of farms and leafy lanes siding fields full of grazing cattle and sheep...

Recommended attractions near Castleford

Castle Keep and Herb Garden

Pontefract Castle (98 Pictures)

(2.6 miles, 4.2 km, direction SE)


Temple Newsam, Leeds. Lovely entrance

Temple Newsam (1 Pictures)

(6.3 miles, 10.2 km, direction NW)

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.....

Wakefield Cathedral, West Yorkshire. Viewed from Westgate

Wakefield Cathedral (2 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.0 km, direction SW)

This was formerly the parish church of All Saints, it only became a cathedral at the end of the 19th century. With its.....

Sandal Castle, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Sandal Castle (12 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 12.0 km, direction SW)

The crumbling, naked ruins of Sandal Castle are now owned by Wakefield council, and what an inspired choice of centre-piece they.....

A view of Newmillerdam taken near the memorial, West Yorkshire.

Newmillerdam Country Park (9 Pictures)

(8.8 miles, 14.2 km, direction SW)

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

Royal Armouries, Leeds

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds (20 Pictures)

(9.0 miles, 14.4 km, direction NW)

The Royal Armouries Museum occupies a dazzling modern building set beside the river. At nightfall it becomes one of the town's.....

Armley Mills Industrial Museum near Leeds

Armley Mills Industrial Museum (4 Pictures)

(11.1 miles, 17.9 km, direction NW)

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

Molecule Man by Jonathan Borofsky, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (29 Pictures)

(11.9 miles, 19.2 km, direction SW)

This is an exciting, fascinating tourist attraction that is both fun and thought provoking for all the family. It has fast.....

at Monk Bretton Priory, Cudworth, South Yorkshire

Monk Bretton Priory (7 Pictures)

(12.2 miles, 19.6 km, direction S)


Brodsworth Church

Brodsworth Hall (112 Pictures)

(12.2 miles, 19.6 km, direction S)


Dewsbury Museum in Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

Dewsbury Museum (1 Pictures)

(12.6 miles, 20.3 km, direction W)


Women Mine Workers at the National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield

National Coal Mining Museum (33 Pictures)

(12.7 miles, 20.4 km, direction SW)


A picture of Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey (14 Pictures)

(12.9 miles, 20.7 km, direction NW)

Kirkstall Abbey is one of Yorkshire's finest ruined Cistercian abbey's. It was founded in the 12th-century from which much of.....

Harewood Park, Leeds

Harewood House (25 Pictures)

(14.2 miles, 22.8 km, direction NW)


Cannon Hall Park

Cannon Hall Country Park (18 Pictures)

(14.6 miles, 23.5 km, direction SW)

Outstanding country park originally landscaped in the 1760's by Richard Woods. The park surrounds a magnificent hall designed by.....


Cusworth Hall & Museum (28 Pictures)

(15.1 miles, 24.3 km, direction SE)

Cusworth Hall is a mid 18th century house built for the Wrightson family, with wings added later by James Paine. The house.....

Wentworth Castle

Wentworth Castle (43 Pictures)

(15.5 miles, 24.9 km, direction SW)

Wentworth Castle Gardens have been the subject of an ambitious plan to restore the magnificent estate, once home to the Earls of.....

St Georges Minster in Doncaster

Doncaster Minster (4 Pictures)

(16.2 miles, 26.0 km, direction SE)

St.Georges is the Minster Church of Doncaster. It was built to a design by Sir Gilbert Scott, architect, who was instructed to.....

Robin Hoods Grave, Kirklees Priory, West Yorkshire

Robin Hood's Grave (4 Pictures)

(16.3 miles, 26.2 km, direction W)


Kirklees Priory gatehouse

Kirklees Priory (2 Pictures)

(16.3 miles, 26.2 km, direction W)

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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