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Bridgend looking towards Garw valley

Bridgend

in the county of Bridgend

Evening near Hartington

Hartington

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in the county of West Yorkshire
Pontefract Road, High Ackworth

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A picture of Pontefract

Pontefract (181 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of West Yorkshire

(2.5 miles, 4.1 km, direction NE of High Ackworth)

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...

Wakefield High Street, West Yorkshire

Wakefield (43 Pictures) in the county of West Yorkshire

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction W of High Ackworth)

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...

A picture of Doncaster Minster

Doncaster (118 Pictures) in the county of South Yorkshire

(12.6 miles, 20.3 km, direction SE of High Ackworth)

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...

Church

Snaith (7 Pictures) in the county of East Riding of Yorkshire

(12.9 miles, 20.8 km, direction E of High Ackworth)

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...

Park Square Leeds

Leeds (233 Pictures) in the county of West Yorkshire

(13.3 miles, 21.4 km, direction NW of High Ackworth)

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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Pontefract Castle Chapel in Autumn. West Yorkshire.

Pontefract Castle (101 Pictures)

(2.8 miles, 4.5 km, direction NE)

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Outline of Sandal

Sandal Castle (12 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction W)

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 (20 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.0 km, direction W)

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

Wakefield Cathedral, West Yorkshire. Viewed from Westgate

Wakefield Cathedral (2 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction W)

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

Brodsworth Hall at night

Brodsworth Hall (118 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction SE)

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, West Yorkshire

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (35 Pictures)

(10.2 miles, 16.4 km, direction W)

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

Temple Newsam, Leeds. Lovely entrance

Temple Newsam (2 Pictures)

(10.2 miles, 16.4 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.....


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