Brontë Country and Haworth Short Breaks Itinerary

Make your next short break in Haworth and Brontë Country. There's something for everyone whatever your interest and there's lots of excellent accommodation.

 

Use our suggested itineraries and make the most of a visit to Brontë Country .  Make sure you buy a Day Rover ticket for one day's unlimited travel across the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.  It's the best and most fun way to see all that Brontë Country has to offer!

 
 
 

Arrive Friday

Check into your accommodation;  You'll find lots of choice from luxury guest accommodation to cosy cottages.

 

Visit the village of Haworth. 

Brontë Parsonage Museum 
The Brontë Parsonage Museum has been opening its doors to visitors for over 75 years and this homely Georgian house still retains the atmosphere of the Brontës time. The rooms they once used are filled with their furniture, clothes and personal possessions. There's also a fascinating exhibition about the Brontës and a regular programme of events.

 

Other places in the village with Bronte connections:

St Michael and All Angels Church for the Brontë vault and graveyard
The Brontë vault is inside the current church (dating from 1879) and holds the remains of all the family except Anne.

 

Brontë School Rooms
Charlotte Brontë taught at the National School and the building, built in 1832 is still in use by the local community.

 

Shopping on Haworth's Main Street
Haworth's Main Street has lots of quirky and interesting shops . Delis, vintage stores, gift shops and the popular Old Apothecary which sells beautiful bath and beauty products make Haworth a shopper's paradise.

 

Enjoy a drink in one of Haworth's pubs and have dinner in one of the village's restaurants.

 

 

 

 
 

Saturday

Explore the Best of Keighley

Take the train to Keighley and visit some of Brontë Country's most popular attractions.

 

Morning

East Riddlesden Hall (National Trust)
Visit East Riddlesden Hall an imposing 17th century manor house with a stunning collection of embrodries, pewter and oak furniture. There are also beautiful gardens designed by Graham Stuart Thomas and a wild garden and maze. Café and shop available.

 

Why not have lunch at East Riddlesden Hall or take the bus back into Keighley and enjoy lunch in one of Keighley's pubs, restaurants or cafes?

 

Take time to explore Keighley town centre which is home to lots of impressive Victorian buildings and England's first Carnegie Library

 

Afternoon

Keighley Bus Museum

The Keighley Bus Museum is a collection of over 50 buses, coaches, trolleybuses and ancillary vehicles, mainly with West Yorkshire connections, dating from 1924 to 1982. Open Saturdays 10am - 4pm, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7pm - 10pm.


 

 
 

Sunday

Join a Guided Walk
Why not learn more about the Brontës on a guided walk. There are several to choose from and a great way to find out more about Haworth's past as well as its most famous residents.


 

Or follow one of our self guided walks:

Railway Children Walk - See the locations of the 1970s classic film the Railway Children. You can also get the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway to Oxenhope and Oakworth.
Top Withens Walk - See the landscapes that inspired the Brontes work as well as Top Withens the inspiration for Wuthering Heights.
Oxenhope Village Trail - You can walk to the village or get the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.


Afternoon
You may have used the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway to travel to Oxenhope or Oakworth for one of our walks. Make sure you buy a Day Rover ticket and travel to Ingrow West for the Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel and the Ingrow Loco Museum . Both museums are free with a Day Rover ticket.


Ingrow Museum Rail Travel
Over 60 cinema and TV productions have featured Victorian and Edwardian carriages from this award winning museum. Sound and video presentations help bring the past to life. Shop and snacks available.


Ingrow Loco Museum
The Ingrow Loco Museum has locomotives, displays, exhibits and archive film to create a story of the steam locomotive and the people involved in their manufacture and maintenance. View the locomotives being restored from the upper gallery.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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