West Yorkshire Tourist Information

National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire

National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is Pennine Yorkshire, Bronte Country and where you’ll find Yorkshire’s best cutting edge city breaks. Criss-crossed by canals and with a proud radical and industrial history, West Yorkshire is the great cultural and literary heart of Yorkshire. An accessible region served by Leeds Bradford International Airport, West Yorkshire’s cities – Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield all boast fast rail links to London. Arts and literary centres in the region are numerous from the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth village, former home of the Bronte Sisters, to the National Media Museum in Bradford and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Hepworth Wakefield in and around Wakefield, both showcasing the best of British sculpture!

The West Yorkshire market towns and Pennine villages have a character all their own, with many retaining their magnificent Victorian market and town halls, like Halifax. World Heritage Sites are here in the region around Bradford. Saltaire village and Salts Mill along the Leeds Liverpool Canal is now a fantastic arts centre with galleries, cafes, craft shops and more.

Looking for a great walking holiday base with a bohemian twist? Choose West Yorkshire and base yourself in specialist and organic shopping mecca Hebden Bridge near the Calderdale Way and Hardcastle Crags. The Pennine Way National Trail passes right through West Yorkshire, close to Haworth, Hebden and Todmorden. Another scenic way to explore the area is via its spectacular network of canals which include the Leeds Liverpool, the Rochdale Canal and the Huddersfield Narrow, home to the long Standedge Tunnel open for boat trip tours!

Come to West Yorkshire for a dynamic city break with the best live music and vintage/ designer shopping scene in Leeds or stay in ‘Curry Capital’ Bradford, a best British centre for tv, film and theatre at the glorious heritage Alhambra. Browse & book West Yorkshire accommodation online now!

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.