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)

Local directory

Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.

Places to eat and drink

Bettys Café Tea Rooms

32 The Grove


LS29 9EE

Gloucesters Tea Rooms

22 New Market


LS21 3AE

Dulcie Butterfly

148 High St

Boston Spa


LS23 6BW

The Billing Tea Room

11A Town St



LS19 6PU

Northern Tea House

36 King St



Dearne lea Tea Room & Ice Cream

241 Huddersfield Rd 




The Secret Tea Rooms

31 Bethel St



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.

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