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West Yorkshire is a county of astounding contrasts, both in its scenery and in its historic towns and cities. To the east the land rises sharply to the west Pennines, while farther to the west in Bronte country heaths and moors predominate in the region of Haworth. The interior of the county is bisected by deep river valleys that attract boaters and white-water rafters, and the many canals in the county are a legacy of the great days of industry and commerce two centuries ago or more. Apart from urban centres like Leeds and Barnsley, try visiting smaller towns like Castleford from your West Yorkshire hotel base while you're here.

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Castleford is one of the bigger towns in the Wakefield area, in the south-western region of the county. You can easily reach it using the M62 motorway from your West Yorkshire hotel if you're staying elsewhere, and it's certainly worth a visit. It began life as a Roman settlement and there is evidence of later Anglo Saxon occupation. During the English Civil War Oliver Cromwell camped here with his army, so there's plenty of local colourful history. Much of the archaeological material, especially for the Angle Saxon period, is located in Queens Park, the main local green space which was established in Victorian times.

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Many of the Victorian parks in the UK still boast their flamboyant ironwork structures, although here only the bandstand remains intact. People come here to relax throughout the week and the park has a number of historic buildings in it. These include the original pavilion of the bowling green, which dates from 1910. The park plays host to a number of local events and initiatives throughout the year and is a great place to visit for a day out from your local hotel in West Yorkshire. The Friends of Queens Park community group is especially well organised and on the ball when it comes to the needs of the local community, and group work with young people is high on its priorities list.