West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is a large county with a large population: the city of Leeds is the third most populous city in England, and as such, the city provides a great variety of shopping, eating, and leisure facilities. Alternatively, the county also offers small towns with history: cobbled streets, tearooms, and steam trains, and a countryside with opportunities for rock climbing or hiking. Or get out in the moors for a peaceful, relaxing time.

Places to visit


National Coal Mining Museum, Bronte Parsonage Museum, Roundhay Park, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Thackray Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Kirklees Light Railway, Saltaire.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

The Bronte Sisters

J B Priestley

Anna Hope (The Ballroom was set in Ilkley)

Eric Knight (Lassie)

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