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10 reasons why West Yorkshire deserves its place on 2019 Cool List

West Yorkshire’s growing reputation as a top tourist destination has been recognised once again.

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has listed the county in its Cool List 2019, a profile of 19 “must-see destinations.” Here's why:

This award-winning art gallery is set within Wakefields historic waterfront overlooking the River Calder. Named after artist Barbara Hepworth who was born and brought up in the city.

1. THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD

This award-winning art gallery is set within Wakefields historic waterfront overlooking the River Calder. Named after artist Barbara Hepworth who was born and brought up in the city.
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Over a distance of 127 miles, it crosses the Pennines, and includes 91 locks on the main line.

2. LEEDS LIVERPOOL CANAL

Over a distance of 127 miles, it crosses the Pennines, and includes 91 locks on the main line.
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Located on The Headrow in the heart of Leeds city centre it's of the largest sculpture galleries in Europe with three spaces for temporary exhibitions.

3. THE HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE

Located on The Headrow in the heart of Leeds city centre it's of the largest sculpture galleries in Europe with three spaces for temporary exhibitions.
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A museum whose collection of 20th-century British Art was designated by the Government in 1997 as a collection "of national importance".

4. LEEDS ART GALLERY

A museum whose collection of 20th-century British Art was designated by the Government in 1997 as a collection "of national importance".
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