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WEST YO R K S H I R E A visit to West Yorkshire is full of surprises. Nestled amidst its rolling hills and rugged moors are cultural and historic gems, as well as lively and diverse towns and cities.
rt lovers will love Wakefield, home to the internationally renowned The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The former is one of the largest purpose-built art galleries in the UK, housing a rare collection of works by Wakefield born sculptor Barbara Hepworth, and a programme of regularly changing exhibitions. The inspiring Yorkshire Sculpture Park is one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading open-air galleries, here you can explore world-class contemporary sculpture set amidst 500 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside. On the fringes of this cathedral city is the National Trustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stunning architectural masterpiece, Nostell. This grandest of stately mansions, with extensive landscaped park and gardens, is a wonder to behold. The house was designed and furnished to embody the finest tastes, and this is still evident today, from the grand Palladium exterior to the treasure trove of priceless artefacts inside. Pontefract Castle is a place of family-friendly adventure, with wide open spaces to explore and fascinating ruins to investigate. Discover the stories of its turbulent past, from battles and sieges to starvation and destruction, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be surprised at what these walls have seen! Coal mining was once a hugely prevalent industry in the area. At the National Coal Mining Museum for England, descend 140 metres underground to learn about the hidden world of mining with interactive tours that bring to life the turbulent history of the hard-working miners.