image for Viewpoint/Beauty Spot item typePenistone Crag at Stanbury

Viewpoint/Beauty Spot

View From Moorside Lane

View From Moorside Lane


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Stanbury ,
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This large outcrop of gritstone is thought to have been a favourite haunt of the Bronte sisters. Emily Bronte writes about it being the meeting place of Cathy and Heathcliffe. At the base of the crag there is a hole in the rock, which Emily describes as the Fairy Cave, local legend suggests that unattached people passing through will marry within the year.



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Map reference: SE 012371  Lat: 53.83033 Long: -1.98217