West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. It corresponds roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. West Yorkshire borders on Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

The county consists of five metropolitan boroughs of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. It was formed in the course of municipal reform in 1974; In 1986, the county administration was, however, abolished. Since then, the Metropolitan Boroughs de facto unitary authorities, although West Yorkshire legally still exists and is a ceremonial county.

Cities and towns

  • Baildon, Batley, Beeston, Bingley, Boston Spa, Bradford, Brighouse
  • Castleford, Cleckheaton, Copley
  • Dewsbury
  • Elland, Esholt
  • Fairburn Ings, Farnley, Fitzwilliam
  • Garforth, Golcar, Gomersal, Greetland, Guiseley
  • Halifax, Harewood, Hartshead, Hartshead Moor, Haworth, Hebden Bridge, Hemsworth, Heptonstall, Holmfirth, Horbury, Huddersfield
  • Ilkley
  • Keighley, Kirkburton, Kirkstall
  • Ledsham, Ledston, Leeds, Linthwaite, Liversedge
  • Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield, Morley, Mytholmroyd
  • Newmillerdam, New Farnley, Nostell
  • Oakworth, Ossett, Oxenhope, Otley, Oulton
  • Pontefract, Pudsey
  • Queensbury
  • Rastrick, Riddlesden, Ripponden, Rothwell
  • Saltaire, Sandal, Scarcroft, Shelley, Shibden, Shipley, Slaithwaite, Sowerby Bridge, Stanbury
  • Temple Newsam, Thornbury, Thornhill, Thornton, Todmorden, Tong
  • Upper Cumberworth
  • Wakefield, Walton, Watton, West Bretton, Wetherby, Whitkirk, Wilsden,
  • Yeadon


  • Harewood House
  • Cliffe Hall, also known as Cliffe Castle known
  • Emley Moor
  • Esholt Hall
  • Farnley Hall
  • Firsby Hall
  • Kirklees Hall
  • Ledston Hall
  • Linthwaite Hall
  • Linton Hall
  • Lotherton Hall
  • Kershaw House
  • East Riddlesden Hall
  • Oulton Hall
  • Shelley Hall
  • Shibden Hall
  • Tong Hall
  • Walton Hall
  • Bretton Hall
  • Kirkstall Abbey, Kirklees Priory, Nostell Priory Pontefract Priory
  • Scarcroft Watermill
  • Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
  • Colne Valley Museum
  • Pennine Farm Museum, Ripponden
  • Pontefract Museum
  • West Yorkshire Folk Museum, Shibden
  • National Mining Museum for England ( Netherton )
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton
  • Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
  • Seckar Woods
  • New Swillington Ings Nature Reserve
  • Scammonden Water, Dean Head Reservoir
  • Aire & Calder Navigation
  • Calder and Hebble Navigation
  • Huddersfield Broad Canal
  • Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Standedge Tunnel
  • Leeds and Liverpool Canal
  • Knottingley & Goole Canal
  • Rochdale Canal
  • Document Supply Centre, part of the British Library