Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in West Yorkshire

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

One of England's most impressive collections of sculpture is scattered across the formidable 18th-century estate of Bretton Park, 200-odd hectares of lawns, fields and trees. A bit like the art world's equivalent of…
Top Choice Museum in Leeds

Royal Armouries

Leeds' most interesting museum was originally built in 1996 to house armour and weapons from the Tower of London, but subsequently expanded to cover 3000 years of combat and self-defence, becoming home to the nation…
Museum in West Yorkshire

National Coal Mining Museum for England

For close to three centuries, West and South Yorkshire were synonymous with coal production. The collieries shaped and scarred the landscape and entire villages grew up around the pits. The industry came to a shudde…
Gallery in West Yorkshire

Hepworth Wakefield

West Yorkshire's standing in the international arts scene got a boost in 2011 when the Yorkshire Sculpture Park was joined by this award-winning gallery of modern art, housed in a stunningly angular building on the …
Historic Building in West Yorkshire

Salts Mill

Saltaire, a Victorian-era landmark and Unesco World Heritage Site, was an industrial village purpose-built in 1851 by philanthropic wool baron and teetotaller Titus Salt. The village's huge factory was once the larg…
Museum in Bradford

National Science & Media Museum

Bradford's top attraction is housed in an impressive glass-fronted building chronicling the story of photography, film, TV, radio and the web from 19th-century cameras and early animation to digital technology and t…
Historic Building in Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge Mill

The spindly chimney of Hebden Bridge's old red-brick mill is a central landmark that predates the town itself, and was saved from demolition in 1974. It is now a home for vintage stores and small studios, anchored b…
Notable Building in Leeds

Thornton's Arcade

Though not the grandest, Thornton’s Arcade was the first Victorian shopping arcade to be built in Leeds and remains one of the most interesting. Its sky-coloured, neo-gothic arches rise up to a glass ceiling and its…
Heritage Railway in Haworth

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

This vintage railway runs steam and classic diesel engines between Keighley and Oxenhope via Haworth. In 1969 the classic 1970 movie The Railway Children was shot along this line: Mr Perks was stationmaster at Oakwo…
Village in Hebden Bridge

Heptonstall

Above Hebden Bridge lies the much older village of Heptonstall, its narrow cobbled street lined with 500-year-old cottages and the ruins of a beautiful 13th-century church. But it's the churchyard of the newer St Th…