The Yorkshire region and Leeds’ neighborhood (Part 2)

Harewood

The Harewood House is located 8 miles from Leeds and was built in 1771. It was the residence of the Earl of Harewood, and its interior design is by the famous Robert Adam. This fascinating mansion has ceiling paintings and fine wall decorations by Angelika Kauffmann, some interesting furniture by outstanding Chippendale, a lovely porcelain collection and a valuable collection of works by none other than Gainsborough, El Greco and Reynolds. Around the mansion there is the most beautiful park, which was designed by Capability Brown, including a bird garden, a large lake and a 12th century castle remains.

Ilkley

Ilkley is the most popular spa town in Yorkshire and is located on the northwest of the city of Leeds. It has also some amazing attractions like Roman walls remains, the Manor house (museum and art gallery), the Ilkely Toy Museum (collection and home of toys from 350 BC to the present day). It is home to the famous Literature Festival (in October) and the Ilkley Moor.

Wakefield

It is a home town of George Gissing, a well known English author. It contains the amazing open-air gallery of sculptures and the museum of mining. Other attractions of Wakefield are: the Sandal Castle ruins, the Wakefield Art Gallery, the Wakefield Cathedral and Nostell Priory.

The Nostell Priory was built on in the 18th century on the medieval priory site and it contains

Chippendale furniture collection, Chinese wallpapers and paintings.

Keighley

keighleyLocated 17 miles and northwest of the city, Keighley has a numerous of sights and tourist attractions. The famous and interesting Keighley Museum, which is located in the Cliffe Castle. The East Riddlesden Hall, a valuable asset, is a magnificent manor house from the 17th century. And of course, the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a known five mile long branch line with a lot of mills.