Photo of Salts Mill in Saltaire.

Saltaire Village

Saltaire, with its cobbled streets and honey-coloured stonework, has joined the Taj Mahal and the pyramids of Egypt as a Unesco World Heritage Site, thanks to its preservation as a Victorian Model Industrial Village.

Mill owner and philanthropist Sir Titus Salt built his village in the 19th century for the spiritual, physical and moral welfare of his workers. Today his great mill complex is the key feature of Saltaire and houses the 1853 gallery containing the largest collection of art in Europe by renowned Bradfordian David Hockney.

For more information click on the links below:

http://www.visitsaltaire.com/

http://www.saltsmill.org.uk/

Photo of the Alhambra Theatre.

The Alhambra Theatre

The Alhambra Theatre is the jewel in the crown of the city. Built in 1914 and refurbished in 1986 with stunning results, it is a testimony to the splendour of the Edwardian music hall era.

Today, the Alhambra is regarded as the North's premier touring venue and hosts the best in large scale entertainment from ballet and opera to variety and comedy, musicals and drama. Regular visits are made from prestigious companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre and the National Theatre to compliment spectacular West End musicals.

For more information click on the link below:

http://www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/

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The National Media Museum

The Museum's renowned collection includes more than three million items of historical, social and cultural value. These include three key 'firsts': the world's first negative, the earliest television footage and what is regarded as the world's first example of moving pictures - Louis Le Prince's 1888 film of Leeds Bridge. Alongside this you will find the original Playschool toys, the longest-established IMAX cinema and the only publicly accessible Cinerama cinema in the world.

For more information click on the link below:

http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/

Photo of the Bradford Industrial Museum.

The Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford's Industrial Museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme. You can enjoy the splendour of the Mill Owner's House, or visit the more humble Mill-workers' terraces. Moorside Mills is also home to the museum's team of working horses. Weather permitting, you can also enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn vehicle.

For more information click on the links below:

http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/venues/industrialmuseum/index.php

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bradford/360/version2_bradford_industrial_museum.shtml

Photo of the Piece Hall in Halifax.

The Piece Hall, Halifax

The Piece Hall, located in the centre of Halifax, between the main shopping centre and Eureka! The Museum for Children, is a Grade one Listed Building. It consists of a large courtyard, surrounded by galleries in the classical style on three levels.

As a town square it compares well with any other in Europe and is a monument to both the woollen textile and stone masonry industries. It has been seen in many documentaries, feature films and TV productions, including the much praised 'Brassed Off'.

For more information click on the link below:

http://www.thepiecehall.co.uk/

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Leeds City Centre

Dubbed the Knightsbridge of the North, Leeds is a place that prides itself on a sharp, stylish image and nowhere is this reflected more than in the city's shops. Leeds has 4.3 million square feet of retail space within five miles of shopping streets, including five indoor shopping centres, one of the country's largest pedestrianised shopping areas and a whole range of speciality shopping attractions.

For more information click on the links below:

http://www.leedsliveitloveit.com/visitors/home

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Home/Visitor_information.aspx

Photo of Harewood House.

Harewood House

Harewood House, home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood, provides a wonderful day out for all the family.

A visit to Harewood offers the opportunity to marvel at the collections in the House, explore the spectacular grounds and Bird Garden, take a boat trip across the lake, while youngsters can enjoy the challenge and excitement of the Adventure Playground! With an extensive programme of events and exhibitions, Harewood offers something for all.

For more information click on the link below:

http://www.harewood.org/

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Haworth Village

The picturesque village of Haworth is at the heart of the Bronte country. It's Main Street, paved with stone setts and lined with historic inns, shops, galleries and cafes leads down to one of Britain's best preserved steam railways; The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway , where several scenes of the classic film "The Railway Children" were shot.

There are also many other attractions in the area including stately homes, guided walks, beautiful countryside and a varied calendar of events.

For more information click on the links below:

http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/

http://www.kwvr.co.uk/

Photo of the Bronte Parsonage.

The Bronte Parsonage

The Bronte Parsonage Museum is maintained by the Bronte Society in honour of the famed Bronte sisters - Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte - and is located in Haworth, Yorkshire, an area of England covered in much open, expansive moorland. It is popular with those seeking to find the source of the sisters' inspiration, and is of particular interest as the Brontes spent most of their lives there and wrote their famous novels in these surroundings.

For more information click on the link below:

http://www.bronte.org.uk/

Photo of York Minster.

York

The North's spiritual capital for 2000 years, York is central to Britain's colourful history. Visit the stunning York Minster, enjoy Stonegate and Shambles shopping and live the York history at the JORVIK Viking Centre, National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum.

York is a compact walled riverside city and home to countless world-class attractions, museums and galleries.

For more information click on the links below:

http://www.visityork.org/

http://www.yorkminster.org/

http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/

http://www.nrm.org.uk/

Photo of Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales.

The National Parks

The official National Parks website - http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/

The official Yorkshire Dales website - http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/

The official Peak District website - http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/

The official Lake District website - http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/