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Wakefield Civic Quarter showing buildings, taken from the rooftops
© Wakefield Council

If you’ve never been to West Yorkshire, why not make a start in Wakefield.

Wakefield is a settlement in West Yorkshire on the banks of the Calder. The first record of the town is in the Domesday Book, but archaeological finds pre-date that. There is evidence of coal mining in the area in Roman times. The river and then canals were always central to Wakefield’s thriving industrial growth by […]

Market Place Devizes, Wiltshire. © www.visitwilthshire.co.uk

The historic Market town of Devizes in Wiltshire

Devizes is a vibrant market town with a medieval past, wealth of history and architectural heritage. National Express recently quizzed the nation to uncover the top 15 UK streets you need to see. The people they questioned rated Devizes Market Place one of the prettiest streets in Britain. A Roman settlement existed here and several […]

Saltaire

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire is four miles from Bradford and is recognised as one of the best preserved 19th century ‘model villages’ in the world. It provides the chance to see just how the woollen industry worked, and it supported a whole community. The leading industrialist Sir Titus Salt founded the picturesque […]

Coventry in Warwickshire, a town risen from the ashes

For a city that has re-invented itself as many times as Coventry, you would be forgiven for thinking that most of its historic sites or places of interest might have been lost. But while transformations, in particular those resulting from the Blitz, have certainly had their effect and significantly altered parts of the city, there […]