Brontë Country and Haworth
Step back in time in the Pennine village of Haworth
Located in the heart of Brontë Country Haworth and its small
Georgian Parsonage, home of the Brontë sisters. Now a museum,
cared for by the Brontë Society, it is well worth a visit.
Wander around Haworth’s cobbled streets and lanes, or take
a walk on the surrounding moors, including Top Withens, the inspiration for Wuthering Heights, and feel the atmosphere
which inspired the Brontës.
to Haworth on a steam train with the famous Keighley and
Worth Valley Railway, often featured in films (famously in The Railway Children) and TV. There is a regular timetable, as well as specialist weekends and childrens’ events.
The Vintage Railway Carriage Museum at Ingrow has an outstanding
collection. Discover more about brewing at the independent
family-run Worth Brewery.
The National Trust owned East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th
century manor house, with a fine collection of Yorkshire
oak furniture, embroidery and plasterwork ceilings. Cliffe
Castle, once the home of wealthy local wool merchant, is
set in parkland and gardens and has an interesting museum.
At the heart of the nearby town of Keighley is the modern
Airedale Shopping Centre. Nearby Cavendish Street with its
Edwardian canopy, Cavendish Court in its cobbled indoor
courtyard, and the famous Indoor Market reflect the wide
range of that Keighley has to offer.
Keighley Festival and Temple Street Fair in June, Gala in
August and Keighley Show and Beer Festival in September are special
attractions. The Picture House and Playhouse offer a range
Within Victoria Park is Keighley’s modern leisure centre,
with indoor heated pool and slide, gym and sports hall. Further
up the road is Cougar Park, home of the Keighley Cougars
Rugby League Football Club.