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Yorkshire cities, towns and villages

In my list of 'God's own County' I have concentrated on particular places of scenic or other interest. I feel there is room for some attention to our settlements large and small, However there is no way that this list will ever be comprehensive. It consists mainly (though not exclusively) of places in West Yorkshire (home) and the Yorkshire Dales (my favourite national park) but even for these areas it can only be a sample.

Updated June 17, 2013
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  1. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Yorkshire, UK
    This one is special to me because it's home! Yet you may well ask where it is. Many people think (wrongly) that it is all or part in Lancashire. The postcode is OL14 based on Oldham in Greater Manchester and the town's history relates more to cotton …
  2. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Yorkshire, UK
    Strange as it may seem, Leeds was not the county town of the West Riding of Yorkshire nor the seat of the council for the newer county of West Yorkshire. This is clearly the result of its comparatively late rise to prominence in the industrial revolu…
  3. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Yorkshire, UK
    As must be apparent from its rating, I am very fond of Bradford. I had my first job, other than National Service, teaching English and General Studies at what was in 1062 Bradford Technical College. Its main cmapus was still being built and it was sp…
  4. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Heptonstall, England, UK
    Heptonstall is basically a small village, though in local government terms it is a civil parish within the Metropolitan District of Calderdale. If places were graded on the number of sights per square yard, Heptonstall would be high on a European or …
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Yorkshire, UK
    I went to Skipton last week by three buses each way, using my ancient person's card which enabled me to travel free. I went for two reasons - because I like Skipton very much and have not been for a good while and to take some photos for this review.…
  6. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Yorkshire, UK
    Sorry I have no photos of Knaresborough but you may well know it anyway from jigsaw pictures. if not, you will at least gather that the town makes a really striking picture with its viaduct scenically overlapping the gorge of the river Nidd. Knares…
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wakefield, England, UK
    The overall rating relates to Wakefield Metropolitan Borough, rather than the city itself. Until recently I should have been pushed to give the city more than 2 stars for anything to attract visitors but this year there has been the opening of The He…
  8. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Halifax, England, UK
    For entirely personal reasons this is not a town I like and I hope only to see it in future when passing through by train. However I do think it is a town worth seeing by anybody in the area. I have reviewed the Gibbet separately but this, the Pie…
  9. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Yorkshire, UK
    According to the town's website (http://www.richmond.org) there are over 50 Richmonds in the world of which this was the first. There is a history dating back to the stone age, as remains illustrate Three sites in particular appealed to me as well…
  10. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Beverley, England, UK
    Beverley was the county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire and later of the county of Humberside, itself no longer in existence. When I used to travel all over Yorkshire and Humberside, this was one of my favourite places. I used to approach it …
  11. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Leeds, England, UK
    I was introduced to this restaurant by a Chinese student who came to stay with me at Christmas through HostUK. It is upstairs next door to a Chinese supermarket, where the majority of the clientele is Chinese. The restaurant is above a Chinese bakery…
  12. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Yorkshire, UK
    This is the anticipated sequel to my earlier review on Skipton. It covers separate visits since that, one with my son, Guy and a Chinese friend, Lerong when we visited the castle and one very recently for a three hour boat trip with lunch. The castl…
joehobo says:
Nice work
Posted on: Jun 17, 2013
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