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West Yorkshire Tourist Information

Map of the West Yorkshire Area

West Yorkshire has much to offer visitors to the county with its industrial heritage attractions, towns and cities of all sizes to visit, canal, and a network of paths and cycleways, both in towns and in the countryside.

Created in 1974, West Yorkshire is composed of the districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

In 1986 all the metropolitan areas became separate local authorities. However, West Yorkshire still exists in law and as a ceremonial county.

The Brontes, Ted Huges and Silvia Plath are important literary figures associated with the area, and famous artists connected to the area include Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

Suggested Days Out around West Yorkshire.

EXPLORE THE CITY :
Visit Leeds
Shopping, more shopping, the theatres and museums, and much more Find out what to see in Leeds
Art & Industrial Heritage :
Wakefield
For the The National Coal Mining Museum, art galleries and the famous Yorkshire Sculpture Park Wakefield Tourist Information
Victorian Heritage :
Bradford
Visit Saltaire, and in the city see the Victorian buildings built with wealth from industry Discover More
42 Things to do and see in
West Yorkshire
Choose a Town in
West Yorkshire to visit
Bradford
Halifax Huddersfield
Leeds
Wakefield
Where to Stay in West Yorkshire
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