Archaeological Site Guides

Twelve apostles stone circle

West Yorkshire has a rich and varied archaeological heritage which ranges from Mesolithic flint scatters on the Pennine uplands to the industrial and later heritage of our town centres.

Whether you are a visitor to the region, or someone out to explore their own locality, West Yorkshire has something to interest you.

To help you find the best sites to visit we have provided a series of guides which will help you get the best out of the places you visit. Each guide contains a brief history of the site where known, and outline of what you will see on the site and links to other sources of information. Just click on the links below. All the guides are downloadable as pdfs so that you can take them with you when you make your visit.




Aberford Dykes 


Castle Hill, Almondbury

Grim’s Ditch

Meg Dyke

South Kirkby Camp

Ilkley Moor

Haystack Rock 

Idol Stone 

Swastika Stone

Twelve Apostles 



Bardsey Castle

Castle Hall, Mirfield 

Castle Hill, Almondbury 

Hall Tower Hill, Barwick-in-Elmet

Harewood Castle

Kippax Castle 

Lowe Hill, Wakefield

Pontefract Castle 

Sandal Castle 


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