Places of Interest
Named after its founder Titus Salt, the mill and surrounding village has been nominated for World Heritage status. Salt’s Mill has been sympathetically converted into art galleries with extensive shopping and restaurant facilities.
The first ever UNESCO City of Film, Bradford is home to the National Media Museum. The city’s Victorian heritage is celebrated in the Little Germany quarter whilst recent regeneration of the city centre includes the brand new Westfield Shopping Centre and the City Park with its outstanding fountain and light displays.
Leeds’ creative heart is the Sculpture Triangle district, with many works on prominent display. There is a wealth of galleries as well as a resident Opera House and Ballet Company. The Royal Armouries museum features over 8000 pieces from around the World including Henry VIII’s own suit of armour. Sporting fans will be spoilt for choice with cricket, football, rugby league and rugby union teams all playing in the city.
Situated above the Worth Valley amid the bleak Pennine moors, Haworth is internationally famous for its connection with the Bronte sisters, who were born in Thornton, near Bradford, but wrote most of their famous works while living at the Haworth Parsonage, which is now a museum owned and maintained by the Bronte Society.
Repeatedly voted ‘the happiest place to live in Britain’, the elegant spa town of Harrogate is renowned for its fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture and its stunning floral displays, as well as a host of sophisticated cafés, cosy tearooms and tasteful shops.
The ‘cathedral city of the Dales’ has a rich cultural heritage and, despite its relatively small size, a host of local attractions. There are several interesting museums, a well-known racecourse, beautiful public gardens and of course, its famous cathedral, which has been in existence for more than 1,300 years.