The West Yorkshire landscape mostly consists of the Pennines and its foothills which dominate the west of the county and gradually descend into the Vale of Yorks and Humberhead in the east.
Beyond West Yorkshire’s two main cities, Leeds and Bradford, is a landscape of wide open moorland countryside with small towns and cotton mill villages dotted throughout. The remnants of the wool industry is still visible throughout with rows of weavers’ cottages in the valleys across this Yorkshire countryside. scenes that were so vividly described by the Brontë sisters, West Yorkshire’s most renowned literary export and biggest tourist draw.
If you enjoy museums and are keen to learn more of the history and culture of West Yorkshire then you will not be disappointed with a visit to the many museums in the area. Museums include The Royal Armouries in Leeds, National Media Museum in Bradford and the fantastic National Coal Mining Museum. Take the family to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The site is spacious with plenty of wide open space for children to play in and a range of walking trails to choose from.
With Bradford recognised as the curry capital of Britain, this is clearly something you cannot miss. Bradford itself has a distinct and flourishing arts scene, with Bradford said to be the world’s first UNESCO City of Film. If you can squeeze a theatre visit into your trip you will not be disappointed.
Whether you’re looking for excitement or simple relaxation, West Yorkshire has plenty of activities to suit all needs.