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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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Bradford, West Yorkshire

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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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Rodley, West Yorkshire

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