Keighley

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Keighley is a bustling town located in Bronte Country, due to its close proximity to Haworth, the village once home to the Brontes. The town has lots to offer visitors with its many attractions and the surrounding countryside.

The town's industries have typically been in textiles, particularly wool and cotton processing. In addition to the manufacture of textiles there were several large factories making textile machinery.

East Riddlesden Hall is a fine example of a 17th century manor house and is a National Trust Property. The property has stunning gardens, tea room and a varied programme of events. Another fine country house to visit is Cliffe Castle, originally the spectacular mansion of the local Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, H I Butterfield. The house is now a large museum with a wide variety of displays. These include an array of glittering minerals, mounted birds and animals, original furnished rooms with chandeliers, William Morris stained glass and a programme of temporary exhibitions. There is also a fantastic children's playground in the surrounding grounds.

Keighley has a vast array of other attractions including, Ingrow Rail Museums and the Bus Museum, so you will never be without something to do.

There are plenty of opportunities to shop in Keighley and the popular Cavendish Street is a good place to start for local independent shops. The Airedale Shopping Centre also has lots to offer with its high street names.

Nearby is the picturesque village of Haworth, once home to the famous authors, the Brontes. You can reach the village of Haworth by taking a ride on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. This heritage railway passes through Haworth and terminates at Oxenhope. The railway featured the film The Railway Children and many other modern classics.
 

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Saturday, 22nd June 2024 - Saturday, 22nd June 2024

Eid on the GreenEid on the GreenGet ready to celebrate Eid on the Green in Keighley!
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Sunday, 23rd June 2024 - Sunday, 23rd June 2024

Sunday, 4th August 2024 - Sunday, 4th August 2024

Cliffe Castle Park, KeighleyCliffe Castle Park Bandstand ConcertsCome and enjoy traditional music from a large mix of bands in the beautiful and relaxed surroundings of Cliffe Castle Park bandstand.
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Saturday, 7th September 2024 - Saturday, 7th September 2024

Horse Riding @ Canva ImageKeighley & District Agricultural ShowKeighley & District Agricultural Show is an annual event that celebrates the best of the agricultural industry
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Keighley

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What's Nearby

  1. A former mansion built 1875 - 1882, now the local museum in a park.

    0.56 miles away
  2. Visit Cliffe Castle Park for a great family day out. Not only can you visit Cliffe…

    0.57 miles away
  3. The Keighley Bus Museum Trust hosts a magnificent collection of vintage vehicles.

    0.71 miles away
  4. Visit Rail Story to learn more about the railways and the people who worked on them.

    0.91 miles away
  1. National Trust owned historic house, garden, shop and tearoom. This award winning…

    1.33 miles away
  2. Holden Park (known locally as Oakworth Park) is absolutely unique, with grottoes and…

    2.12 miles away
  3. Take a walk through St Ives Estate and admire the picturesque lake, woodland and wildlife…

    2.47 miles away
  4. The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is a heritage railway that was reopened in 1968 and…

    2.94 miles away
  5. An 18th century engineering masterpiece, the Five Rise Locks are one of the 'seven…

    3.04 miles away
  6. Haworth's Central Park is the perfect place to relax or go for a stroll. It's pretty…

    3.1 miles away
  7. Gallery and gift shop on the historic cobbled Main Street of Haworth.

    3.1 miles away
  8. Haworth Parish Church has strong links with the Brontes, Rev. Patrick Bronte was the…

    3.13 miles away
  9. The Brontës are the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage was their…

    3.14 miles away
  10. Do the ghosts of Branwell and Emily Brontë still walk the moors of Haworth? Do the…

    3.15 miles away
  11. The Bingley Gallery is a welcoming, artist-run, venue which exhibits, and sells, a wide…

    3.21 miles away
  12. Myrtle Park is home to some of Bradford's most popular events, including the Bingley Show…

    3.22 miles away
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