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Towns in West Yorkshire

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Almondbury, West Yorkshire

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

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Castleford, West Yorkshire

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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Deanhouse, West Yorkshire

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Featherstone, 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...

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Golcar, West Yorkshire

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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Halifax, 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...

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Harden, West Yorkshire

Harden lies in the famous countryside area between Cullingworth and Bingley surrounded by rivers and meadows. It is a favoured commuter base for those working in nearby Bradford...

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Haworth, West Yorkshire

Haworth is famous the world over for its connections with the Bronte sisters, the famous novelists...

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Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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...

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Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

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, West Yorkshire

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

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Ilkley, West Yorkshire

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Keighley, West Yorkshire

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

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Leeds, West Yorkshire

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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Marsden, West Yorkshire

Marsden offers visitors a wealth of heritage, particularly in association with the town's expansion which came about during the heady days of the Industrial Revolution...

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Mirfield, West Yorkshire

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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Otley, West Yorkshire

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, West Yorkshire

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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Saltaire, West Yorkshire

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.....

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Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire

Surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the South Pennines, with the town's gentle scenery being enhanced by the River Calder and the River Ryburn on which the town stands...

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