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Holiday Destination: West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. West Yorkshire, which is landlocked, consists of five metropolitan boroughs and shares borders with the counties of Derby shire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. West Yorkshire County Council was abolished in 1986, and so its districts are now effectively unitary authorities. However, the metropolitan county, continues to exist in law, and as a geographic frame of reference. West Yorkshire encompasses the West Yorkshire Urban Area, which is the most built up and biggest urban area within the historic county boundaries of Yorkshire. West Yorkshire was formed as a metropolitan county in 1974, by the Local Government Act 1972, and corresponds roughly to the core of the historic West Riding of Yorkshire and the county boroughs of Bradford, Dews bury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, and Wakefield.


Summer 18 °C (64 °F), Winter 0 °C (32 °F)

Tourist Season

Round the year is best for tourism in West Yorkshire.



General Information Of West Yorkshire

  • Land Area: 783 sq mi (2,029 km2)
  • Population: 2.2 million.
  • Capital City: West Yorkshire.
  • Language: English and Spanish.

Tourist Attraction in or Near by West Yorkshire

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a 5 mile long branch line that served mills and villages in the Worth Valley and is now a heritage railway line in West Yorkshire, England. It runs from Keighley to Oxenhope. It connects to the national rail network line at Keighley railway station. It is currently one of only two heritage railways that operates a whole branch line in its original form the other being the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway at Wirksworth, Derbyshire and is renowned amongst beer lovers for being the only heritage railway in the world to offer real ale on board its trains

National Coal Mining Museum

The National Coal Mining Museum is based at the site of Caphouse Colliery in Overton, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire. It opened in 1988 as the Yorkshire Mining Museum and was granted national status in 1995. The museum offers free guided underground tours where visitors can experience the conditions miners worked in and see the tools and machines they used as the industry and the mine developed through the years. Above ground there is a visitor centre which houses exhibitions on the social and industrial history of the mines. The extensive library and archive contains issues of Coal News and details of collieries throughout England. Other features include the pit head baths, steam winding house, boiler house and coal screening plant.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park in the parkland of Bretton Hall in West Bretton, Wakefield, in West Yorkshire is an open air gallery showing work by UK and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. It was the UK's first sculpture park based on the temporary open air exhibitions organised in London parks from the 1940s to 1970s by the Arts Council and London County Council. The gallery without walls' has a changing exhibition programme, rather than permanent display as seen in other UK sculpture parks such as Grizedale Forest. Yorkshire Sculpture Park has made use of indoor exhibition spaces, initially a Bothy Gallery and a temporary tent like structure called the Pavilion Gallery. After an extensive refurbishment and expansion, YSP has added an underground gallery space in the Bothy garden, and exhibition spaces at Longside.

Bronte Parsonage Museum

The Bronte Parsonage Museum is maintained by the Bronte Society in honour of the famed Bronte sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte in their old home located in Haworth, West Yorkshire, an area of England covered in much open, expansive moorland. It is popular with those seeking to find the source of the sisters inspiration, and is of particular interest as the Brontes spent most of their lives here and wrote their famous novels in these surroundings. The Bronte Society is open to everyone to join. It is one of the oldest literary societies in the English speaking world, and is also a registered charity. The Society welcomes new members to support the preservation of the museum and library collections for future generations and to tell the story of the Bronte's lives and works. Ruth Pickering reviewed her visit to the Museum, explaining how The Bronte Parsonage Museum is beautifully maintained and packed full of family memorabilia, original furniture and facts and information for visitors to guide themselves around.

York and York Minster

York Minster is a cathedral in York and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second highest office of the Church of England and is the cathedral for the Diocese of York it is run by a dean and chapter under the Dean of York. The formal title of York Minster is The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York. The title minster is attributed to churches established in the Anglo Saxon period as missionary teaching churches, and serves now as an honorific title. Services in the minster are sometimes regarded as on the High Church or Anglo Catholic end of the Anglican continuum. The minster has a very wide Decorated Gothic nave and chapter house, a Perpendicular Gothic choir and east end and Early English north and south transepts. The nave contains the West Window, constructed in 1338, and over the Lady Chapel in the east end is the Great East Window, the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world.

Malham Cove

Malham Cove is a natural limestone formation 1 km north of the village of Malham, North Yorkshire, England. A well known beauty spot, it is a large, curved limestone cliff at the head of a valley, with a fine area of limestone pavement at the top. Describing the cove in 1779, Adam Walker said, "This beautiful rock is like the age tinted wall of a prodigious castle the stone is very white, and from the ledges hang various shrubs and vegetables, which with the tints given it by the bog water gives it a variety that I never before saw so pleasing in a plain rock. On the west side of the 80 metre high cliff face are about 400 irregular stone steps these form part of the route of the Pennine Way and lead to an uneven limestone pavement at the top.


Whitby is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Borough of Scarborough and English county of North Yorkshire. Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has a combined maritime, mineral and tourist heritage, and is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey where Caedmon, the earliest English poet, lived. The fishing port emerged during the Middle Ages and developed important herring and whaling fleets, and was where Captain Cook learned seamanship. Tourism started in Whitby in Georgian times and developed with the coming of the railway in 1839. Tourist interest is enhanced by its location surrounded by the high ground of the North York Moors national park and heritage coastline and by association with the horror novel Dracula. Jet and alum were mined locally, and Whitby jet, which was mined by the Romans and Victorians became fashionable during the 19th century.


Bus Terminal

Leeds Kirkgate Market

28-34 George Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Castleford Bus Station Cafe

Albion Street
Castleford, Yorkshire, UK

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford International Airport : For the international flights.

Nearest Railway Station

Huddersfield Railway Station

St. Georges Square
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK

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