The former home of Anne Lister, recently made famous in the BBC TV drama Gentleman Jack.
A good-looking 18th-century pile on the outskirts of Leeds set in 100 acres of lush Yorkshire countryside. Perhaps unexpectedly, the mansion is home to a flock of hopelessly cute Humboldt penguins.
One of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country, founded over 800 years ago. Kirkstall Abbey is a feat of historic architecture set amid a haven of wildlife and greenery.
From our front door – lovely walking around Hartshead Moor with views across towards Holme Moss and the border with Lancashire.
Lots of history – Brontes, Luddites and Robin Hood
Great pub on the route – The Gray Ox
Ogden Reservoir Nature Reserve is just 5 minutes up the road.
National Parks – Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorks Moors all less than an hour and half drive