West Yorkshire

The charming northern county of West Yorkshire promises vibrant cities, industrial heritage towns and pretty Pennine villages in equal doses. There’s no shortage of things to do in West Yorkshire. Drop into cosmopolitan Leeds for museums and galleries and elegant shopping centres, feel the wind in your hair on Pennine trails and cycle ways, visit Bradford for Victorian industrial heritage and grand city parks, or pack a copy of Wuthering Heights and head to Haworth to explore Brontë-country villages and vales in this inspiring literary county. With so many places to visit in West Yorkshire, you’ll soon be planning your return trip.

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West Yorkshire

The charming northern county of West Yorkshire promises vibrant cities, industrial heritage towns and pretty Pennine villages in equal doses. There’s no shortage of things to do in West Yorkshire. Drop into cosmopolitan Leeds for museums and galleries and elegant shopping centres, feel the wind in your hair on Pennine trails and cycle ways, visit Bradford for Victorian industrial heritage and grand city parks, or pack a copy of Wuthering Heights and head to Haworth to explore Brontë-country villages and vales in this inspiring literary county. With so many places to visit in West Yorkshire, you’ll soon be planning your return trip.

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Shake your tail feather at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

Shake your tail feather at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

See some of the best performers from the world of burlesque and alternative cabaret at this event in May.

Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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Enjoy culture, heritage and shopping sprees in Leeds

Enjoy culture, heritage and shopping sprees in Leeds

Visit the cosmopolitan Leeds gateway to the north of England and explore the city’s fascinating family museums, luxury shopping and West Yorkshire country houses.

Location: Leeds

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Relive the Industrial Revolution

Relive the Industrial Revolution

Mills, canals, tunnels and follies in steep-sided valleys and rolling hills tell the tale of Calderdale’s key role in the Industrial Revolution.

Location: Calderdale, West Yorkshire

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Learn about lively Huddersfield on a walking trail

Learn about lively Huddersfield on a walking trail

Immerse yourself in this creative town, rich in culture, stories, international food and heritage. Grab a free walking trail and off you go!

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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Immerse yourself in Leeds' eclectic music scene

Immerse yourself in Leeds' eclectic music scene

Leeds has a thriving live music scene with a host of exciting venues, from the intimate Brudenell Social Club to the vast First Direct Arena.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Herald the coming of spring with a real old English knees-up

Herald the coming of spring with a real old English knees-up

Come together in rural West Yorkshire with traditional English dancing, music and sunshine at the Marsden Cuckoo Festival in April.

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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Feed the penguins at Harewood House

Feed the penguins at Harewood House

Help the Bird Garden keepers feed the penguins in the grounds of one of England’s treasure houses.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Feel like a duke or duchess for the day but without the price tag

Feel like a duke or duchess for the day but without the price tag

You don’t have to be as rich as a lord to visit East Riddlesden Hall, near Keighley, former home of the 17th century cloth merchant James Murgatroyd.

Location: Keighley, West Yorkshire

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Uncover Marks & Spencer’s history at Marks in Time

Uncover Marks & Spencer’s history at Marks in Time

The story of renowned retailer Marks & Spencer is an intriguing peek into the changing lifestyles and social history of British people.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Follow Bradford's movie trail

Follow Bradford's movie trail

The eclectic city of Bradford in West Yorkshire has been the backdrop for many famous English movies and is the world's first UNESCO City of Film.

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

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Eat like a local at Kirkgate Market

Eat like a local at Kirkgate Market

This traditional covered market is one of the biggest in Europe with fresh food stalls that will get your taste buds tingling.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Discover the cultural charms of Leeds

Discover the cultural charms of Leeds

Leeds caters for every particular taste, whether you’re a fitness fanatic, shopaholic or just like to party till dawn.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Make yourself at home at Harewood House

Make yourself at home at Harewood House

This 18th century home is filled with fine art and surrounded by gardens and parkland that is home to many animals including flamingos and penguins.

Location: Harewood, West Yorkshire

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Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle

Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle

Celebrate 200 of the world’s greatest artists at 4 leading arts venues in Yorkshire.

Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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Get the giggles at the Halifax Comedy Festival

Get the giggles at the Halifax Comedy Festival

See comic greats and a bunch of alpacas at The Halifax Comedy Festival.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

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Food, fashion and fantastic ales

Food, fashion and fantastic ales

Explore Leeds city centre stopping off along the way to sample the finest local and independent breweries offerings.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Be inspired at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Be inspired at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Amazing performances at the UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music.

Location: Huddersfield , West Yorkshire

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Walk in the footsteps of the famous Brontë sisters

Walk in the footsteps of the famous Brontë sisters

Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum and explore the beautiful home and surroundings that inspired classic Brontë novels.

Location: Haworth, West Yorkshire

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Holiday by 400 acres of National Trust woodland

Holiday by 400 acres of National Trust woodland

Stay in a Victorian Lodge at the pillared entrance to the National Trust’s Hardcastle Crags, or a stunning barn at the edge of a hayfield close by.

Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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Dine at one of Yorkshire’s best restaurants

Dine at one of Yorkshire’s best restaurants

Indulge in a candlelit dinner at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, Halifax.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

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