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Coordinates: 53°52′48″N 1°52′59″W / 53.880°N 1.883°W / 53.880; -1.883

Riddlesden is a village in the county of West Yorkshire, England, near Keighley and on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Most of Riddlesden is made up of hills and steep land, like farms and even woodland. However the access to Riddlesden is good as it has close contacts with various main roads. As well as the roads there are various residential communities. Estimated population is over 300.

Landmarks

East Riddlesden Hall is in the care of the National Trust. It was built in 1642 by a wealthy Halifax clothier, James Murgatroyd. There is a medieval tithebarn in the grounds.

A lot of walkers and campers and various clubs, e.g. scouts, are attracted to the village because of its sights, such as the peculiarly shaped cliff known as "turtle rock" to locals

Education

The school for Riddlesden is St. Mary's Church of England primary school and nursery.

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