This northern county promises vibrant cities and pretty Pennine villages in equal doses. Drop into Leeds for cosmopolitan museums and galleries and elegant shopping centres. Bradford is bursting with Victorian industrial heritage and grand city parks. Pack a copy of Wuthering Heights and head to Haworth for rambling Brontë-country villages and vales. Listed buildings with Capability Brown gardens and castle ruins from Shakespeare plays top the bill in this literary county. Stay active on Pennine trails and cycle ways.