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World Heritage site Salts Mill in Yorkshire

Steeped in historyYorkshire has a rich and varied past


Saltaire, outside Bradford, is a preserved Victorian industrial village and a designated World Heritage Site.

Industrialist Titus Salt built the village for his workers complete with textile mill, a church, school and park.

Today the mill has been opened to the public as Salts Mill. There's a local history exhibition, exhitibion space including the David Hockney galleries, shops selling homeware, jewellery and textiles, and a diner.


Haworth is a small village near Bradford, made famous by the Brontë sisters who grew up there in the mid 19th century. 

The Brontë home has been preserved as it was in their day and is open to the public as the Brontë Parsonage Museum. Haworth Parish Church next door is where two of the sisters, Emily and Charlotte, are buried.

Built on the side of a hill the village has one main cobbled street and is surrounded by dramatic moorland which inspired the three sisters to write. Take a scenic walk to the Brontë waterfalls or Top Withens, thought to be the setting of 'Wuthering Heights'.

­­Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey, a 12th century Cistercian abbey near Ripon in North Yorkshire, is a designated World Heritage Site. The country's largest monastic ruin is set in a beautiful estate covering 800 acres of countryside.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, just north of York, is one of Britain's grandest private residences.  Completed in 1712, it has been in the Howard family for three centuries. The magnificent house is filled with collections gathered through the generations.

The house is set in 1000 acres of gardens including a walled rose garden, woodland, temples, lakes and the family Mausoleum. The estate also includes a restaurant and an award-winning farm shop which sells a variety of regional produce.

Castle Howard has become very familiar as the setting of Brideshead Revisited in both the 1981 television series and 2008 cinematic re-make.

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