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.