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West Yorkshire, Information, Places to Visit and Tourist Attractions


Airedale Way      Bingley Five Rise Locks     Bronte Country      East Riddleston Hall    Emley Moor     Hardcastle Crags       Keighley & Worth Valley Railway      Leeds: Settle Carlisle Railway      Marsden Moor      Museum of Rail Travel       National Coal Mining Museum    Nostel Priory    Pennine Way     West Yorkshire Dales

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West Yorkshire Attractions and places to visit


Airedale Way


Airedale Way: A 50 mile Walk from Leeds to Malham Tarn (North Yorkshire.)





Emley Moor


Emley Moor with it's tall Television Mast that can be see from miles around.

Weather in West Yorkshire Liversedge

Click for Emley Moor, United Kingdom Forecast


Pennine Way Books

Pennine Way North (National Trail Guides)
Price Guide: £8.79

National Trail Guide: Pennine Way South
Price Guide: £10.39


Pennine Way: South
Price Guide: £3.50




Hardcastle Crags


A beautiful wooded valley with deep rocky ravines. Way marked walks.

Location: 1.5 miles North West of Hebden Bridge.

Walk: Riverside walk from Hebden Bridge.



Marsden Moor Estate


6000 acres of wild moorland, valleys, reservoirs peak and crags. Send s.a.e. to The Old Goods Yard, Station Road,  Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6DH for a leaflet and guide for 6 self guided walks.



National Coal Mining Museum


Mine head National Coal Mining MuseumLocation: On the A642 halfway between Wakefield and Huddersfield. Signposted from both the nearby M! and M62 motorways

National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH
Tel: 01924 848806  Website

A 3 4 hour visit is recommended.

The underground tour starting with the collection of your helmet and lamp and a 140 metre decent in the cage, takes 1 hour. Warm clothing and sensible shoes are recommended. Note: Smoking materials and battery operated equipment such as watches, mobile phones and cameras must be deposited in the lamp room. Under 5s not allowed underground.

On site cafe.




Nostell Priory


Nostell Priory interior photographNostell Priory, Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. WF4 1QE

Tel: 01924 863892

Built in 1733, an architectural masterpiece. Fine collection of Chippendale furniture, art treasures, paintings and an 18th century dolls house.

Location: 5 miles South East of Wakefield, off A638

Send a SAE for a brochure of the events taking place.



Pennine Way


A 268 mile (429km) well signed trail running North / South along the backbone of England from the Peak
District through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviot Hills. A brilliant walking experience along old miners tracks, pack horse routes and drove roads. The walk reaches a maximum height of 893m (2947 ft) at Cross Fell.

The record for walking the Pennine Way is 2.5 days. The average walker takes at least a fortnight.  Besides walking the entire distance in around a fortnight , the  Pennine Way can be walked in sections over a series of weekends.

A certificate is available for people who have completed the Pennine Way.

Many hikers only travel along a smaller section of the Pennine Way, doing a different section each weekend.

Ensure you know "The Mountain Code" before attempting any part of this walk see the Top Tips on the Pennine Way Website    Pennine Way National Trail

Several books are listed in the left panel


Bronte Country

There are many tourist attractions in Bronte Country some of the main ones are listed below.


Haworth Village


South West of Keighley (pronounced Keighley)

Bronte Weaving Shed

Bronte Parsonage


Haworth Hotels


Haworth Hotels



East Riddlesden Hall


East Riddleston Hall17th century merchants house, collection of 17th century textiles and oak furniture. Wonderful gardens with old varieties of apple trees

Location: Riddlesden 1mile North East of Keighley , just off the B6265. In the heart of Bronte country.

Public Transport: From Bradford 662, Bingley, Keighley and Leeds AireLink 760. Alight at Riddlesden, Granby Lane, West Lea Avenue.

For More details see the www.bronte country.com website



Bingly Five Rise Locks


Situated on the Leeds Liverpool Canal built between 1770 and 1816. The first trans Pennine canal.

Public Transport: Leeds AireLink 760 bus. Alight at Crossflatts, Canal Road.  After visiting the 5 rise lock continue along the canal past the 3 rise locks and get a bus at Bingly, Park Road.



Keighley & Worth Valley Railway


Steam Trains at Weekends and daily in Summer from Keighley.  Places on route Museum of Rail Travel Ingrowl, Damems, the smallest station in Britain. Oaksworth ( The original Railway Children's Film) Haworth and Oxenhope.

Public Transport:

Bus Leeds AireLink 760 bus. Alight at Keighley Rail station
Train: You can get a normal railway train to Keighley from Leeds.

Click for tickets

Keighley Hotels



Museum of Rail Travel & Relics Shop


I mile from Keighley Town centre on the A629

Visit the Museum whilst traveling on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway


West Yorkshire Castles

Grinton   Helmsley   Pontefract    Swainby / whorlton   nr Wakefield


Leeds West Yorkshire.


There are no remains or plans of the castle that was once at Mill Hill Leeds, West Yorkshire.
There is a Leeds castle in Kent.


West Yorkshire Dales Information

Airedale Calderdale and Wharfedale are within West Yorkshire.  Most of the Yorkshire dales are situated in North Yorkshire. See  North Yorkshire Dales 

  • Wharfedale:   Ilkley  Otley in the West to Wetherby in the East
  • Airedale:  Keighley, Bronte Country in the West to Leeds in the East  the river Aire continues to just North of Goole
  • Calderdale


Leeds Settle Carlisle Railway Information


Website: www.settle carlisle.co.uk

England's most scenic railway

Trains from Leeds to Carlisle can travel on this famous section of railway line.

Some of the best scenic country side can be found in this area, and is ideal walking country.   Take advantage of the organised walks that are arranged.


Guided Walking Programs


Guided Walking Programs are organised from railway stations on this route on some Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Leaflets are available at stations and tourist offices.

Some of the walks are further a field from the stations and involves the use of a bus. The walks are free but train and bus fares have to be paid. The walk leaders will meet you at the destination station platform. Some walks return from a different station.

A similar scheme of Guided Walks takes place from stations on the Leeds Settle Lancaster Morecambe line.

See the leaflet with regards to footwear, clothing including waterproof clothing. There is a grading for difficulty from Moderate to Extra Strenuous.




Carlisle Hotels

Settle Hotels


Yorkshire Sculpture Park West Yorkshire

West Bretton, West Yorkshire, England, WF4 4LG    Tel: (01924) 830579 Fax: (01924) 832600

Located south of Wakefield a short distance from Junction 38 on the M1 motorway

The West Yorkshire Sculpture Park is set in the beautiful grounds of the Bretton Country Park and contains sculptures by famous artists

Free entry and cheap car parking with good disabled parking and access facilities




Bradford Information

Bradford Information

Leeds Bradford Airport Hotels

  Leeds Bradford Airport Information

 Leeds Bradford Airport Flights

Ilkley Information

Distance from Leeds: 17 to 20 miles, there are 2 main routes either by Guisley, home of the original Harry Ramsden's Fish and Chip shop, or by Otley


Cow and Calf RocksThe Moors famous for Yorkshires National Anthem "On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at"  translates to "On Ilkley Moor without a hat". One of the features are the Cow and Calf rocks popular area for walkers and rock climbers.

Words to "On Ilkla Moor baht 'at"




Ilkley hotels


Ilkley Hotels

Otley Information

Distance from Leeds: Shortest and Quickest 12 miles

Via: Bramhope

Otley, part of the Metropolitan District of Leeds lies 10 miles to the North from Leeds City centre and is a traditional market town, situated on the river Wharfe.

  • Wonderful markets on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Town Museum The Civic Centre, Cross Green, Otley
  • English tearooms
  • Attractive public gardens.
  • Otley Chevin
  • Parts of All Saints church are 1000 years old dating back to Norman times.


Otley Hotel


Otley Hotels


  • Pontefract Horse Race Course
  • Pontefract Castle


Pontefract Hotels


Pontefract Hotels

Wakefield Information


Wakefield Hotels


Information about Wakefield's Hotels


Wakefield Bars, Pubs and Clubs


Bars and pubs in Westgate and Bull Ring

  Bar Latino, Bing Bada Boom,  The Elephant and Castle, Henry Boons, Ikon / Mustang Sally's, The Pink Lizard

Gay bars and pubs

 See Gay Wakefield

Page Contents


West Yorkshire Hotels


Bradford Hotels    Wakefield Hotels


West Yorkshire places to visit, tourist attractions and walks


Airedale Way     Bingly Five Rise Locks    Bronte Country    East Riddleston Hall   Emley Moor     Hardcastle Crags      Keighley & Worth Valley Railway     Leeds: Settle Carlisle Railway     Marsden Moor     Museum of Rail Travel      National Coal Mining Museum   Nostel Priory   Pennine Way     West Yorkshire Dales

West Yorkshire Castles


West Yorkshire Cities, Towns and Villages


Bradford   Haworth Village    Ilkley    Otley    Wakefield


Bars and pubs


Leeds   Wakefield



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