With a population of over 2.3 million, West Yorkshire consists of the boroughs of the cities of Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield alongside Calderdale and Kirklees. Many of the buildings and the architecture in West Yorkshire reflect the association that the area has had with the coal, wool and iron ore industries through the centuries. Here are some of our favourite attractions and places to visit in two of the best places to visit in West Yorkshire, Leeds and Wakefield.

Don’t Miss Leeds
Thackray Medical Museum
Royal Armouries Museum
Leeds Art Gallery
Leeds Playhouse Theatre
Temple Newsam House
Harewood House

Abbey House Museum
Leeds Art Gallery
Leeds City Museum
Lotherton Hall

Don’t Miss Wakefield
National Coal Mining Museum
The Hepworth Gallery
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Wakefield Cathedral
Wakefield Museum
Newmillerdam Country park
Pugneys Country Park
Theatre Royal Wakefield

Famous People West Yorkshire
To name just a few:
Authors Helen Fielding, Kay Mellor and Barbara Taylor Bradford.
Musicians Mel B and Jane McDonald.
Presenters John Craven and Jeremy Paxman.
Sports personalities Geoffrey Boycott, Erling Haaland, James Milner
and Mike Tindall.
Actor Peter O’Toole, comedian Ernie Wise and celebrity chef Marco
Pierre White.
And before you say it – yes, even Gail Platt/Tilsley (Helen Worth) is
from West Yorkshire.

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