Bronte Country

Bronte Parsonage Museum
Haworth Village
Main Street, Haworth
Top Withins, Haworth
Apothecary, Haworth
KWVR
  • Bronte Parsonage
  • Keighley Worth Valley Railway
  • Shopping
  • Top Withens

Discover Haworth and Brontë Country 

Haworth’s fame is mainly thanks to the Brontë sisters and it would be strange not to mention them, but there are plenty of other reasons for you to visit this picturesque village surrounded by dramatic moorland.

Haworth is also getting a name for itself as a haven for independent businesses. From luxurious hand made chocolates, to art galleries and then an array of places to eat and drink. You can spend your time browsing up and down the cobbled Main Street, pop into the shops and you will find them friendly and welcoming and happy to just have a chat.

Whilst you are there don't miss the Bronte Parsonage Museum and the Keighley Worth Valley Railway, must see attractions whilst in Haworth.

It may also surprise you to know that Haworth became the world’s first Fairtrade Village in 2002. Throughout Bronte Country they are passionate about Fairtrade with Keighley and Thornton also being awarded Fairtrade status. Haworth is now twinned with Machu Picchu and if you want to find out more about their passion you can pop in to Sonia’s Smile, a Fairtrade shop on Main Street, where the owner will happily tell you all about the initiative.

If you are fans of the Brontë sisters and want to learn more then a visit to the Brontë Parsonage is a must. The Parsonage was home to the Brontë family from 1820 and is now a beautifully preserved museum. After learning a bit about their life at the Parsonage you can then take a walk on to the unspoilt moorland and experience the inspirational spots where the sisters wrote. Discover the Brontë Bridge, the ruins of Top Withens (said to be the inspiration for Wuthering Heights), and the Brontë Falls. Your last place to visit is Ponden Kirk, a large block of gritstone which is said to have magical properties. Local legend says if a girl crawls through the large whole at the foot of the rock they will marry within the year!

Away from the village itself you have the rugged and breathtaking Pennine countryside. You can undertake the Brontë Way, a way marked trail linking the key locations associated with the Brontë family, or undertake some of the shorter walks starting out from Haworth. Take time to explore the quiet network of country roads or the paths across the brooding moorland.

If you prefer to travel on two wheels there are a number of off road routes or you can even sample a section of the 2014 Tour de France, when Haworth and Keighley was lucky enough to be part of Stage 2 of the Grand Depart 2014.

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Brontë Country Towns

 

There are a number of other towns and villages to be explored in Brontë Country! 

Haworth

Keighley 

Oakworth

Oxenhope

Stanbury 

Thornton 

Event Highlights

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Sat 30 Apr - Sun 30 Oct 2016

Charlotte

Charlotte Great and Small

Fri 1 Apr 2016 - Sun 1 Jan 2017

The Real Wuthering Heights

The Real Wuthering Heights

Sat 10 Sep - Sun 6 Nov 2016

The Brontes at Ilkley Literature Festival

Fri 30 Sep - Sun 16 Oct 2016

Bronte 200

Afternoon Talks

Tue 4 Oct 2016

Autumn Steam Spectacular

Fri 7 - Sun 9 Oct 2016

Pack of Lies

Mon 10 - Sat 15 Oct 2016

Bronte 200

Charlotte in Song

Wed 19 Oct 2016

Charlotte in Song

Wed 19 Oct 2016

Beer & Music Festival

Beer & Music Festival

Thu 20 - Sun 23 Oct 2016

East Riddlesden

Creepy Halloween Fun

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Oct 2016

East Riddlesden

Creepy Halloween Fun

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

Creepy Keighley

Creepy Keighley

Sat 29 Oct 2016

Hawortheen

Haworth Halloween

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

Museums at Night

Museums at Night

Sun 30 Oct 2016

Bronte 200

Afternoon Talks

Tue 1 Nov 2016