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Wakefield Cathedral

Northgate
Wakefield WF1 1HG

wakefieldcathedral.org.uk

Wakefield Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, is one of three co-equal Anglican cathedrals for the Diocese of Leeds and a seat of the Bishop of Leeds. Originally the parish church, it has Anglo Saxon origins and after enlargement and rebuilding has the tallest spire in Yorkshire.

Victoria Tower

Castle Hill, Almondbury
Huddersfield HD5

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The scheduled monument of Castle Hill comprises the remains of a late-Bronze Age or early Iron Age univallate hillfort with a single raised bank, a later Iron Age multivallate hillfort, a 12th-century motte and bailey castle and the site of a deserted medieval village. The grade II listed Victoria Tower on the summit of Castle Hill is by far the most conspicuous landmark in Huddersfield.

Tolson Museum

Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Rd
Huddersfield HD5 8DJ

kirklees.gov.uk

The history book of a typical Yorkshire town, Tolson Museum draws a vivid and intriguing picture of Huddersfield and its people, from the prehistoric to the present. Each layer of Huddersfield's past is revealed in its exciting displays.

Thwaite Mills Watermill

Thwaite Mills, Thwaite Lane, Stourton
Leeds LS10 1RP

leeds.gov.uk

Thwaite Mills is one of the only fully restored working water-powered mills in Yorkshire. With over 300 years of industrial history, a tour of this early 19th century watermill presents a fascinating insight into life and times of the putty mill and its owners, the Horn family.

Temple Newsam House

Temple Newsam Rd, Off Selby Rd
Leeds LS15 0AE

leeds.gov.uk

This magnificent Tudor-Jacobean house, was the birthplace of Lord Darnley, infamous husband of Mary Queen of Scots, and for 300 years the home of the Ingram family until it was bought by Leeds from Lord Halifax in 1922. Temple Newsam is home to outstanding collections of fine and decorative arts.

Standedge Tunnel

Waters Road
Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6NQ

canalrivertrust.org.uk

Standedge Tunnel is the highest, longest and deepest canal tunnel in the UK, stretching for 5,029 metres (3.25 miles) through hard millstone grit. An engineering marvel worked on by Thomas Telford, the tunnel runs from Marsden in Yorkshire through to Diggle in Lancashire.

Shibden Hall

Lister's Road
Halifax HX3 6XG

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For over 300 hundred years Shibden Hall was the home of the Lister family, but the house itself is even older, first built in about 1420. Many generations of people and their families have lived and worked here, and all have left their mark on its history.

Sandal Castle & Visitors Centre

Manygates Lane, Sandal
Wakefield WF2 7DS

wakefield.gov.uk

Remains of 13th century stone castle and the fine motte and bailey. The Visitors Centre has an education room which includes displays on the castle's history and a shop with gifts and refreshments.

Red House Museum

Red House, Oxford Road, Gomersal
Nr Cleckheaton BD19 4JP

kirklees.gov.uk

This delightful, red-brick house, built in 1660, was home to the Taylor family who were cloth merchants and manufacturers. Mary Taylor, daughter of the house in the 19th century, was a close friend of Charlotte Bronte, who visited often, featuring the house as 'Briarmains' in 'shirley'.

Pontefract Castle & Visitors Centre

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract WF8 1QH

wakefield.gov.uk

Remains of medieval Royal Castle, which was one of the most important fortresses in Britain. The Visitors Centre has an education room which includes displays on the castle's history and a shop with gifts and refreshments.

Oakwell Hall Country Park

Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall
Batley WF17 9LG

kirklees.gov.uk

This beautiful Elizabethan manor house has delighted visitors for centuries. Visiting in the 19th century, Charlotte Bront?? featured it as 'Fieldhead' - the home of the heroine in 'shirley'.

Nostell Priory & Parkland - National Trust

Doncaster Road, Nostell
nr Wakefield WF4 1QE

nationaltrust.org.uk

Nostell Priory is an 18th century architectural masterpiece set in a landscape park. The house was built by the architect James Paine on the site of a medieval priory for Sir Rowland Winn, 4th Baronet. Collections: The Priory houses one of the best documented collections of Chippendale furniture and furnishings which were designed especially for the house by the great cabinet maker. Other treasures include an outstanding art collection with works by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Hogarth and Angelica Kauffmann, the remarkable 18th-century doll's house with its original fittings and the John Harrison longcase clock with its rare movement made of wood.

Middleton Railway

Middleton Railway Trust Ltd, The Station, Moor Road, Hunslet
Leeds LS10 2JQ

middletonrailway.org.uk

Having been established by an Act of Parliament in 1758, the Middleton Railway, Leeds, can claim to be the oldest working railway in the world. It also played host to the first commercially successful, revenue earning, steam locomotives which entered service there in 1812. Collections: Includes standard gauge industrial railway locomotives and some narrow gauge. The core collection is of Leeds-built locomotives, although other cities and indeed countries are represented.

Marks in Time Exhibition: Marks & Spencer Company Archive

Michael Marks Building, University of Leeds, off Clarendon Road
Leeds LS2 9LZ

marksandspencer.com

Did you know M&S was born in Leeds? Discover our story and unlock the fascinating journey that has made M&S one of Britain's best loved retailers. Explore our Marks In Time Exhibition and uncover some fascinating facts from over 130 years of M&S history. From the clothes we wear to the food we eat the Marks In Time Exhibition showcases the M&S Company Archive collection, tracking the development of the business from 1884 to the present day.

Lotherton Hall

Lotherton Lane, Aberford
Leeds LS25 3EB

leeds.gov.uk

Lotherton Hall is a beautiful country house surrounded by historic gardens. Formerly the home of the Gascoigne family, it evokes a world of high Edwardian living.

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

Canal Rd, Armley
Leeds LS12 2QF

leeds.gov.uk

Formerly the largest woollen mill in the world, Armley Mills is now a museum which explores Leeds' rich industrial past. Displays cover the local textiles and clothing industries, printing, cinematography, photography and engineering.

Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall Road
Leeds LS5 3EH

leeds.gov.uk

One of the best preserved abbeys in Britain, Kirkstall Abbey is a spectacular and picturesque ruin. Founded in the 12th centruy by Cistertain monks, it was closed down in 1539 by Henry VIII. This fascinating archeological site has been sought after as the subject matter for famous paintings by JMW Turner and Thomas Girton.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - KWVR

The Railway Station
Haworth BD22 8NJ

kwvr.co.uk

Britain's last remaining complete heritage branch line runs from Keighley to Oxenhope, along a rich seam of West Yorkshire's rail and cultural heritage. Travel via Ingrow, with its award-winning Museum of Rail Travel, and Damems, the country's smallest complete station (Ormston in BBC TV's Born & Bred series) to Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope.

Home Farm

Temple Newsam Estate
Leeds LS15 0AD

leeds.gov.uk

Displays set in the original Georgian and Victorian farm buildings bring to life the stories of the past. Home Farm is now the largest working Rare Breeds Farm in Europe with over 400 animals, including cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and poultry.

Harewood House

Harewood House Trust, Harewood
Leeds LS17 9LG

harewood.org

One of England's greatest country houses, created by architect John Carr and designer Robert Adam, furnished by master cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale and set in a landscape created by 'Capability' Brown. The House, renowned for its stunning architecture and exquisite Adam interiors, contains a rich collection of Chippendale furniture, fine porcelain and outstanding art collections from Italian Renaissance masterpieces and Turner watercolours to contemporary works. Lord Harewood's mother, HRH Princess Mary, Princess Royal, lived at Harewood for 35 years and much of her Royal memorabilia is still displayed.

Gibson Mill

Hardcastle Crags, Hollin Hall, Crimsworth Dean
Hebden Bridge HX7 7AP

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Gibson Mill is a 19th-century cotton mill that sits at the heart of Hardcastle Crags. The mill has been brought back into use as a facility for visitors and for the local community.

East Riddlesden Hall - National Trust

Bradford Road
Keighley BD20 5EL

nationaltrust.org.uk

This National Trust owned property boasts an attractive 17th-century manor house, delightful gardens, tearoom and shop. There is a fine collection of Yorkshire oak furniture and pewter, together stunning examples of textiles and 17th-century embroidery.

Bradford Industrial Museum

Moorside Road, Eccleshill
Bradford BD2 3HP

bradfordmuseums.org

Original Victorian worsted spinning mill complex built in 1875, now used to recreate life in Bradford at the turn of the 19th century.

Bradford Cathedral

1 Stott Hill
Bradford BD1 4EH

bradfordcathedral.co.uk

There has been worship on this site in Bradford for over a thousand years. This beautiful building has been a place of peace, prayer, hope and worship for many over the centuries.

Bankfield Museum

Boothtown Road
Halifax HX3 6HG

goo.gl

With its internationally important collection of textiles, weird and wonderful objects from around the world, and a varied programme of exhibitions and events, there is much to see and enjoy. The historic house of the Akroyd family is also home to the Duke of Wellington's Regimental Museum and the Marble Gallery, a new selling space for contemporary craft.

Bagshaw Museum

Wilton Park
Batley WF17 0AS

kirklees.gov.uk

Where can you meet a mummy from Ancient Egypt, hear a Shirley Bassey hit, and come face to face with a Ganges crocodile? Bagshaw Museum brings together fasinating objects from all over the world, in the magnificient Victorian gothic setting of 'Woodlands' a former mill owners house set in Wilton Park.

Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk, Abbey Rd, Kirkstall, Leeds
Leeds LS5 3EH

leeds.gov.uk

Based in the heart of the Kirkstall community, Abbey House was once the gatehouse for Kirkstall Abbey. Displays in the museum enable you to steep yourself in the romantic history of the abbey. Collections: The museum holds large and important social history collections. This includes an archive relating to the Suffragette campaigns of Mrs Leonora Cohen (b.1873) who was one of the first women in Leeds to start campaigning for votes for women. Leeds Museums have been collecting toys, dolls and games since at least the 1920s and now hold one of the major collections in the country.