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Pictures of West Yorkshire

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About the county of 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.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in West Yorkshire

Castleford

Castleford (33 Pictures)

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...

Harden Beck, Harden, West Yorkshire

Harden (4 Pictures)

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...

Holmfirth Last of the Summer Wine

Holmfirth (31 Pictures)

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...

Sowerby bridge basin, West Yorkshire.

Sowerby Bridge (11 Pictures)

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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Recommended attractions in West Yorkshire

Eureka Science Museum  - Yorkshire - 1996

Eureka! Museum for Children (3 Pictures)

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Howell Wood Lake

Howell Wood Country Park (3 Pictures)

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Kirklees Priory gatehouse

Kirklees Priory (2 Pictures)

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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