West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972.
West Yorkshire, which is landlocked, consists of five metropolitan boroughs City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, City of Leeds and City of Wakefield.
The scenery is a mixture of built up areas, industrial land with some dereliction, and farmed open country. The dense network of roads, canals and railways and urban development, confined by valleys creates dramatic interplay of views between settlements and the surrounding hillsides.
Things to do
Lotherton Hall Estate & Park, Aberford - An Edwardian country house set amongst beautiful parkland, woodland and formal Edwardian gardens. This beautiful country house is surrounded by formal gardens divided into distinct areas to show everything from semi wild gardens to formal walled gardens.
Set in the heart of Yorkshire, the Harrogate District is one of the most spectacular areas of England with attractive towns and villages, imposing historic houses, castles, abbeys, beautiful countryside and a host of other natural and man-made attractions
Wander the creative, bohemian streets of Hebden Bridge, and you can feel the influence of the writers and artists who flocked to the village around the 70s and 80s. From artisan shops and inspiring galleries to organic pavement caf?s and charming picture houses, the village is justifiably proud of its artistic identity.