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Literary Lovers Escape to Haworth

The Brontë Sisters

A Brontë-inspired visit to Haworth is a must for fans of classic English literature. This picturesque Yorkshire village was home to the famous Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. There are many attractions in Haworth linked to with the lives of the sisters, such as the Brontë Parsonage Museum and Top Withens.  Staying over in Haworth gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the same environment that influenced famous novels such as Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey.


Plan your visit to this charming village.  There are many accommodation options in Haworth and Brontë Country.  Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs offer a more traditional experience, while holiday lodges and serviced apartments are ideal for those seeking independence.


The village of Haworth offers an idyllic setting for a leisurely stroll, with a charming steep cobbled main street where you can follow in the footsteps of the Brontës. There are lots of tea rooms and cafés where you can grab a bite to eat and enjoy the awe-inspiring Yorkshire scenery.  It is worth noting that Branwell Brontë, one of the Brontë siblings, was a regular patron at the Black Bull.

Stop by at Saint Michael and All Angels' Church it is associated with the Brontë family, who lived nearby at the Parsonage. The church contains a crypt where all the family members, except Anne Brontë, are buried. Notable features include the American Window, which is dedicated to Charlotte, and a memorial for the Brontës carved by John Brown, a friend of Branwell Brontë. The chapel is still actively used and offers a great opportunity to experience the Brontës' history.

The Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth is a must-see for any Brontë fan. Located in the house where the Brontës grew up, the museum is filled with original artefacts related to the family's life and writings.  You can wander around the rooms, take part in some fun activities, and even pick up a souvenir from the gift shop.  As an added surprise, the museum garden features a fascinating sculpture by the talented Jocelyn Horner, immortalising the iconic Brontë sisters.

To fully experience the world of the Brontës, you can follow the Brontë Connection Trail, a self-guided walk. This is a chance to better understand their literary works by walking through the landscapes that inspired the sisters.  One highlight of the trail is the hike up to Top Withens, which is believed to have been the inspiration for the setting of Wuthering Heights.  From this vantage point you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the heather moorland. Another point of interest along the trail is Brontë Waterfall, a popular destination for hikers, the Brontë Bridge, and a unique rock formation called Brontë Seat, where Charlotte Brontë is said to have written poetry.  For more adventurous walkers there is also The Brontë Way, a long-distance trail that runs through West Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Visit Thornton village the Brontë Birthplace, and explore Thornton Bell Chapel Churchyard, which has the remains of the church where Patrick Brontë was a curate and where the Brontë siblings were baptised.  In St James' Parish Church, you'll find a small exhibition of Brontë memorabilia. And while you're in the area, visit the impressive Thornton Viaduct. It's a unique S-shaped viaduct that stands out on the Great Northern Railway Trail, a six-mile walking and cycling route along the South Pennines.

Discover East Riddlesden Hall a historic 17th-century house with gardens in Keighley.  It became famous as a filming location for the film version of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights in 2009.  The house and surrounding grounds remain unchanged and attract many literature and film enthusiasts.

If you're interested in literature or looking for a charming place to stay, consider visiting Haworth and the surrounding area for a Brontë-inspired trip. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking natural beauty, it promises to be an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

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  1. Haworth Village


    Haworth is a small village located in the Pennine hills of West Yorkshire, England. It is most famous for being the home of the Brontë sisters and is a popular destination to visit. Haworth has a lot to offer with its cobbled streets, quaint pubs, and the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

  2. Haworth Parish Church


    Haworth Parish Church has strong links with the Brontes, Rev. Patrick Bronte was the curate from 1820 and the Brontes are buried in a vault inside the church , except Anne who was buried at Scarborough.

  3. Bronte Parsonage Museum


    The Brontës are the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage was their home from 1820 to 1861. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were the authors of some of the best loved books in the English language.

  4. Top Withens


    Top Withens is a ruined farmhouse near Haworth, which is said to have been the inspiration for Wuthering Heights the novel by Emily Brontë.

  5. Thornton Village


    The origins of the village go back before the Norman Conquest, when Thornton belonged to the manor of Bolton. It is spelt in the Domesday Book as Torenton meaning ‘enclosure of Thorns’.

  6. The Great Northern Railway Trail


    This route intersects with National Route 69 and gives you the opportunity to cross the Grade II listed Hewenden viaduct, with spectacular views across this wooded valley.

  7. East Riddlesden Hall


    National Trust owned historic house, garden, shop and tearoom. This award winning attraction offers a lot to discover and explore.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Haworth Village (53.83009,-1.95394)Haworth Parish Church (53.83241,-1.95977)0.42
Haworth Parish Church (53.83241,-1.95977)Bronte Parsonage Museum (53.83106,-1.95741)0.19
Bronte Parsonage Museum (53.83106,-1.95741)Top Withens (53.81484,-2.03007)4.59
Top Withens (53.81484,-2.03007)Thornton Village (53.79053,-1.85119)10.86
Thornton Village (53.79053,-1.85119)The Great Northern Railway Trail (53.7751,-1.83888)1.71
The Great Northern Railway Trail (53.7751,-1.83888)East Riddlesden Hall (53.87614,-1.88142)10.43
Total Distance *28.2 miles
Estimated Journey Time54 minutes

* Approximate distance by road

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