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60 Must Visit Yorkshire Towns and Cities

Yorkshire born and bred, Ritchie enjoys writing about his corner of the UK.

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Here's a list of 60 towns and cities in Yorkshire, England. How many have you been to? Check out the full list here.

1. Bedale

Bedale is a market town and civil parish in the district of Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England.

2. Easingwold

Easingwold is a town and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England.

3. Filey

Filey is a small seaside town in North Yorkshire, England.

4. Harrogate

Harrogate, a spa town in North Yorkshire is well known for its Bettys tearooms and Bettys cafe (definitely worth the visit!), which are chain cafés/restaurants originating from Yorkshire.

The town is also home to the Royal Pump Room Museum, which used to be a spa. The town has an international conference center, called the Harrogate Convention Centre, which hosts events such as the Great Yorkshire Show.

5. Knaresborough

Knaresborough is a historic market town in North Yorkshire, England.

6. Malton

Malton is a market town and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England.

7. Middleham

Middleham is a small market town in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England.

8. Northallerton

Northallerton is the county town of North Yorkshire, England.

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9. Pickering

Pickering is a historic market town and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England.

10. Richmond

Richmond is a market town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England.

11. Ripon

Ripon is a cathedral city in North Yorkshire, England.

12. Scarborough

Scarborough is a seaside town in North Yorkshire, England.

13. Selby

Selby is a town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England.

14. Settle

Settle is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England.

15. Skipton

Skipton is a market town and civil parish within the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England.

16. Tadcaster

Tadcaster is a market town and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England.

17. Thirsk

Thirsk is a market town and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England.

18. Whitby

Whitby is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Borough of Scarborough and Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England.

19. York

York is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England.

20. Bridlington

Bridlington is a seaside town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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21. Beverley

Beverley is a historic market town, civil parish and the county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

22. Driffield

Driffield, also known as Great Driffield, is a market town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

23. Goole

Goole is a seaport town, civil parish and administrative centre of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located 27 miles (43 km) east of Leeds, on the River Ouse and Derwent river junction at the confluence with the River Don.

24. Hedon

Hedon is a town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The town is notable for being one of the oldest towns in Yorkshire having been granted its charter in 1120 by King Henry I.

25. Hessle

Hessle is a town and civil parish within the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It lies upon the north bank of the Humber Estuary at its confluence with the River Hull.

26. Hornsea

Hornsea is a town, civil parish and seaside resort within the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It lies on the eastern side of Holderness peninsula, some 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Kingston upon Hull city centre.

27. Howden

Howden is a minster town, civil parish and the seat of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It lies approximately 16 miles (26 km) to the east of Kingston upon Hull city centre and 34 miles (55 km) west of York city centre.

28. Kingston upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull, usually abbreviated to Hull, is a port city and unitary authority area in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It lies upon the River Hull at its confluence with the Humber Estuary.

29. Market Weighton

Market Weighton is a market town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

30. Pocklington

Pocklington is a market town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, some 10 miles (16 km) east northeast of York city centre, and approximately 8 miles (13 km) west northwest of Beverley.

31. Withernsea

Withernsea is a seaside town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is 15 miles (24 km) east of Hull city centre and 35 miles (56 km) southeast of York.

32. Barnsley

Barnsley is a town in South Yorkshire, England, located halfway between Leeds and Sheffield.

33. Bawtry

Bawtry is a town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It lies just within the historic county boundaries of Nottinghamshire.

34. Dinnington

Dinnington is a town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the border with Nottinghamshire, on the Rotherham-Chesterfield Canal.

35. Doncaster

Doncaster is a large market town in South Yorkshire, England. The town is about 20 miles (32 km) from Sheffield city centre and 30 miles (48 km) from Leeds.

36. Hatfield

Hatfield is a town in South Yorkshire, England. It is located on the border with Derbyshire, on the A616 road between Sheffield and Chesterfield.

37. Mexborough

Mexborough is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, England. It is located on the south bank of the River Don, approximately six miles (10 km) east from Barnsley, and eight miles (13 km) west from Doncaster town centre.

38. Penistone

Penistone is a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, England. It is located in the Upper Don Valley, on the A628 road between Sheffield and Huddersfield.

39. Rotherham

Rotherham is a town in South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the River Don and is situated just south of the Peak District National Park.

40. Sheffield

Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the River Don's four tributaries, the Loxley, the Porter Brook, the Rivelin and the Sheaf.

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41. Wombwell

Wombwell is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the A635 road between Barnsley and Wakefield.

42. Batley

Batley is a town in West Yorkshire, England. It lies 10 miles (16 km) south-east of Bradford, 7 miles (11 km) south-west of Leeds and 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Dewsbury, near the M62 motorway.

43. Bradford

Bradford is a city in West Yorkshire, England, in the foothills of the Pennines west of Leeds, and northwest of Wakefield.

44. Brighouse

Brighouse is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies on the River Calder and an arm of the Calder and Hebble Navigation, 17 miles (27 km) west of Leeds.

45. Castleford

Castleford is a town in West Yorkshire, England, on the River Aire and the M62 motorway. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is 15 miles (24 km) south-west of Leeds and 10 miles (16 km) north-east of Wakefield.

46. Cleckheaton

Cleckheaton is a town in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. It lies on the River Spen and an arm of the Calder and Hebble Navigation, 4 miles (6 km) north-east of Bradford city centre and 6 miles (9.7 km) south-west of Dewsbury.

47. Dewsbury

Dewsbury is a town in West Yorkshire, England. It is located between Leeds and Wakefield, and near to Huddersfield. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is one of the largest towns in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees.

48. Halifax

Halifax is a market town in West Yorkshire, England, with a population of 82,056 in 2001. It forms part of the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale.

49. Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge is a market town which lies in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is 8 miles (13 km) west of Halifax and 14 miles (23 km) east of Rochdale, at the confluence of the River Calder and the Hebden Water.

50. Holmfirth

Holmfirth is a town and civil parish in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies in the Pennine hills on the A6024 Woodhead Road between Huddersfield and Glossop.

51. Huddersfield

Huddersfield is a large market town in West Yorkshire, England. It is the 10th largest town in the United Kingdom with a population of 162,949 at the 2011 census.

52. Ilkley

Ilkley is a spa town and civil parish in West Yorkshire, in Northern England. Ilkley's spa town heritage and surrounding countryside make tourism an important local industry.

53. Keighley

Keighley is a town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Bradford and is at the confluence of the rivers Aire and Worth.

54. Leeds

Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the city has a population of 757,700 (mid-2017 est.), making it the third-largest city in the United Kingdom.

55. Morley

Morley is a town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, in West Yorkshire, England. It lies approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-west of Leeds city centre and had a population of 55,287 in 2001.

56. Normanton

Normanton is a town and civil parish in the metropolitan borough of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, with a population of 21,676 at the 2011 Census.

57. Ossett

Ossett is a town and civil parish within the metropolitan borough of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west of Wakefield, 6 miles (9.7 km) south-east of Dewsbury and 13 miles (21 km) south-west of Leeds.

58. Otley

Otley is a market town and civil parish at a bridging point on the River Wharfe, in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough and the ceremonial county of West Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town is 11 miles (18 km) north-west of Leeds.

59. Pontefract

Pontefract is a historic market town in West Yorkshire, England, near the A1 (or Great North Road) and the M62 motorway. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is one of the five towns in the metropolitan borough of the City of Wakefield and has a population of 28,250.

60. Pudsey

Pudsey is a market town in West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is located on the A655 road, between Leeds and Bradford. It had a population of 22,408 at the 2011 Census.

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