West Yorkshire is a county in north-central England. There are a number of things to do in West Yorkshire, which include both historical sightseeing and enjoying outdoor activities in the numerous green areas of the county. Some of the historical West Yorkshire attractions include the Harewood House, built in the 18th century, Lotherton Hall, and the ruins of Sandal Castle, built in the 13th century; Sandal Castle is featured in William Shakespeare’s The Third Part of Henry the Sixth. Other important sights are found in the city of Leeds, one of the West Yorkshire tourism hubs. Take a weekend in West Yorkshire to visit the Royal Armouries Museum, which displays British arms and armour, Kirkstall Abbey, founded in the 12th century, and Temple Newsam, a Tudor-Jacobean house dating to the 16th century. If you’re interested in immersing yourself in West Yorkshire culture, check out the Thackray Museum, dealing with the history of medicine, especially in Victorian England, the Armley Mills Industrial Museum, and the Thwaite Mill Museum. Leeds is also the place to get some good shopping done, as it contains both small, local shops and larger shopping complexes.