Visit and fall in love with the village of Haworth
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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7 Top Tips When Visiting The Village Of Haworth
If you are planning a trip to the village of Haworth, here are some tips to help you plan your visit!
1: Book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment as Haworth village can become very popular during peak season, or when events are planned.
2: If planning your stay during the winter and want to visit The Bronte Parsonage Museum, please check their opening dates as they usually close two or three weeks in January to refit for their exhibitions.
3: Take a trip to the picturesque hamlet of Wycoller. Park at The Atom, with lovely views into Lancashire and Pendle Hill, then walk down the hill to explore the ruins and nature trail of Wycoller. If you’re lucky, the cafe may be open!
4: Haworth village is the perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and nearby towns and cities of Bradford and Leeds.
5: Visit Gillson’s quarry which is still active and cutting stone blocks and bricks. It’s fascinating to see the process of taking the raw stone from the hillside, slicing and carving it. You’ll see the quarry location by spotting the single wind turbine on the edge of the village.
6: Walk to Hebden Bridge, approx 9 miles and if you have time, visit Gibson Mill in the woodland of Hardcastle Crags along the way. You can return by bus which runs hourly.
7: If you want a local guide for the day so you get to see and experience everything, book us and we’ll help plan a full, action-packed itinerary, depending on your preferences.
Haworth: Frequently Asked Questions
How big is Haworth?
According to the 2011 Census, Haworth has a population of 6,379, though this is likely to include out-lying settlements and farmsteads. Haworth village itself is likely to be just over 2,000 people.
The civil parish of Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury in Bradford Metropolitan District Council which itself falls within the county of West Yorkshire.
Where is Haworth?
The village has a hilltop location in the Worth Valley, West Yorkshire, England. It is nestled in the stunning South Pennines hills, 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Keighley, between Oakworth and Oxenhope.
How do I get there
By car: If driving, you’ll enjoy stunning moorland routes from Colne or Hebden Bridge, and the roads from Halifax or Keighley are very straight forward. We suggest parking at the council car park next to the Bronte Parsonage Museum.
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 be 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 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.
Central Car Park, formerly Changegate Car Park is owned and managed by the notorious ‘Yorkshire Clamper’ (google it). We suggest you can read their Google and TripAdvisor reviews before parking there.
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.