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HAWORTH

The 1940’s dance in Keighley is postponed.

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“I visited once, fell in love with Haworth and have lived in Bronte Country for over 30 years!”

Haworth is a quaint, little village, clinging to the edge of the Yorkshire moors. It has picturesque cobbled streets with shops, pubs and cafes where friends visit to unwind over coffee or rest after taking to the hills for a rugged moorland adventure.

Haworth is best known for being the literary home of the Bronte sisters and the majestic steam trains of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. It’s where Cathy and Heathcliffe embraced and where local folklore says passing through ‘The Fairy Cave‘ will bring marriage within a year – dare you!

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BRONTE SISTERS

Why three brilliant young women of the 19th century continue to inspire across the world.

Bronte Parsonage Museum

The Bronte Parsonage is where Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte wrote their classic novels.

Find out about the struggles and joys of their early years and why their work continues to capture the hearts and adulation of so many.

The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Brontë furniture, clothes and personal possessions.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

The KWVR is a 5 mile heritage railway that opened in 1867 and runs between Keighley to Oxenhope via six stations.

It’s best known for its role in the 1970 film version of Edith Nesbit’s story The Railway Children, which can be walked, but has appeared in many other TV and film productions.

The Railway hosts many events throughout the year and attracts a wide range of visitors and enthusiasts.

 


STEAM TRAINS

Discover the majesty of our wonderful heritage railway!

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10 Must-See Places To Visit When Staying In Haworth

Haworth is not only a lovely place to visit, but it’s also a great place to base yourself for exploring further afield.

THE PERFECT destination

Many adventures for a day trip or full week exploring our nearby hidden gems!

What visitors say

Had an amazing guided tour on Saturday with David and Jodi taking in the sights of Haworth.
NATALIE SMITH
When in trouble – “Better Call Saul”, but when you want to be in awe – Better Call David! I deeply appreciate his help in planning my trip across Haworth Moor and in making my special mission
Małgorzata Skibińska

Parking

Like most small villages, parking is limited, so please park in the council-run public car parks rather than outside of resident’s houses and my personal preference is using the pay and display car park by the Bronte Parsonage Museum. See FAQs below.

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Toilets

There are public toilets in the park at the bottom of Main Street as well as public toilets near the car park by the Bronte Parsonage Museum .

These maintained by the parish council with a 30 pence entrance fee to help cover the maintenance costs.

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First Aid

We suggest visiting the pharmacy (closed on Sundays) near the train station or ask a local business for assistance. Haworth also has a surgery if required.

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Baby Changing

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ATMs For Cash

A free ATM is outside of the Spa and Co-op shops near the train station.

There is another is in the Kings Arms pub at the top of Main Street for a small fee.

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Weather

Check today’s weather in Haworth to help you prepare for your trip, or see the forecast for the next 7 days.

Whatever the weather, there’s always a warm welcome for you in Haworth.

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Haworth: Frequently Asked Questions

How big is Haworth?

According to the 2011 Census, Haworth has a population of 6,379, including out-lying settlements and farmsteads. Haworth village itself is likely to have just over 2,000 people.

The civil parish of Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury is within the Bradford Metropolitan District Council area, which itself falls within the county of West Yorkshire.

Where is Haworth?

The village has a South Pennine hilltop location in the Worth Valley, West Yorkshire, England. It is 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Keighley, between the villages of Oakworth and Oxenhope.

How far is Haworth from…

Haworth is just 4 miles from Keighley which has a train station connecting to Leeds, Bradford and beyond. It’s also the start of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, so it is possible to enter Haworth via steam or diesel train.

You can also catch a bus to Haworth from the Keighley Bus Station and unless you want to visit the railway station, we suggest you get off the bus higher up the hill at the Haworth Surgery (ask the bus driver to stop there).

Haworth is the following road miles from: Bradford – 9 miles, Colne – 11 miles, Skipton – 13 miles, Leeds – 26 miles, Manchester – 45 miles, York – 52 miles, London – 213 miles.

How do I get there?

By car: If driving, you’ll enjoy stunning moorland routes from Colne or Hebden Bridge, and the roads from the M62 motorway, Halifax or Keighley are very straight forward. 

By train: To get to Keighley by train, you can plan your trip and book your tickets with Trainline. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway runs steam and diesel trains between Keighley railway station and Haworth railway station at weekends, bank holidays and daily in summer (01535 647777). These are great if you’re into vintage railways, but a bit pricey if they’re not your thing and you just want to get there.

By bus: The Keighley bus station is a 5 minute walk from the train station and you can catch the B3 or B2 bus to Haworth for approx £4 (adult). If you want to go to the top of the village, near the Bronte Parsonage Museum, ask the driver to stop at Haworth Surgery.

By taxi: An Uber taxi costs approx £8 (as of 2021).

Where to park the car?

With many streets in Haworth narrow and winding, it can seem difficult to find somewhere to leave your car without causing an obstruction or inconvenience to locals. Here’s a quick guide to what car parking spaces are available (all are Pay & Display).

  • Bronte Parsonage Museum Car Park: 63 spaces – council. Our choice, at the top of the village and adjacent to public toilets. This is our suggested car park.
  • Bronte Village Car Park: 300 spaces – council. Within an ex-quarry setting with short paths to Main Street.
  • Haworth Railway Station Car Park: 35 spaces – railway. Lower part of the village.
  • Gas Street Car Park: 60 spaces – council. Lower part of the village.

Locals tip – free parking is usually available at the doctors’ surgery car park when not in use on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. Please do not use when the surgery is open, as local patients need it.

Central Car Park, formerly Changegate Car Park is owned and managed by the notorious ‘Yorkshire Clamper’ (Google it). We suggest you read their reviews on Google and TripAdvisor to make your own judgement.

Is there a children’s playground?

Central Park is a well-kept green space with beautiful flower beds, bowling green and children’s playground. This has swings, a climbing frame and slide, and there’s also a band stand in the centre to shelter under in case it rains.

Located between the train station and Main Street with large grassed areas and numerous benches, it’s ideal for picnics and to rest your legs after a busy day wandering around. It also has public toilets there too.