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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.

Jodi Anne Law, therapist

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.

Catherine WindelsCatherine Windels
21:06 12 Jun 24
I had an absolutely fantastic four-hour walk on the Bronte Moors with David. He provided entertaining and informative commentary, and made sure that I was kept safe on a rainy day where there were quite a few slippery spots on the route. He can be seen here testing a route before I embarked on it. I highly recommend his guiding services.
Grace WilliquetteGrace Williquette
00:05 24 Feb 24
Really appreciated working with David on trying to plan our day in Haworth. He was so kind and explained things so well. Even though we were not able fit his Bronte walking tour into our schedule for the day, his YouTube video of the tour gave us a great picture of how to get to the places we would have wanted to go to!
Loic VarellaLoic Varella
09:06 19 Feb 24
Very good contact, extremely reactive to emails and prompt to answer all questions !
Jamie DinsdaleJamie Dinsdale
17:55 13 Feb 24
Gretchen MurphyGretchen Murphy
13:00 03 Aug 23
David gave a great tour for a group of 40 college students and faculty. He was excellent with communication and planning and with adapting the hike to our particular needs and interests. Highly recommend!
Natalie SmithNatalie Smith
19:47 23 May 23
Had an amazing guided tour on Saturday with David and Jodi taking in the sights of Haworth. Exploring the waterfall, fairy cave and places where the Bronte's were inspired to write was fantastic. We stopped and had a lovely 'mindful' experience led by Jodi, which really tuned us into our surroundings. David was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the length of the walk was spot on. Great idea to start and finish at the Wuthering Heights Inn. Thank you for such an enjoyable time.
Christopher HubyChristopher Huby
12:48 02 May 23
We came to Howarth on the 2nd of May 2023 and I must say what a wasted journey. Everything was closed apart from the pub and a couple of bakers. This used to be a very busy High Street in Howarth and there was lots of shops but now it’s all closed down don’t bother visiting the village High Street at all. You’ll be very disappointed indeed
Małgorzata SkibińskaMałgorzata Skibińska
16:26 04 Mar 23
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- in loving memory of my friend Ewa - come true. I can't wait to jump at his constantly expanded offer, which includes not only wutheringly romantic tours, but also accommodation in the heart of the English Wilderness. David is truly the Lord of the Trips, as well as bogs', moors' and grouses' Whisperer, Helping Hand (even more helpful than the Thing from "The Addams Family"), travel Advisor, travel Companion, Host-not-like-most, Guide and Guardian of the insider local knowledge who knows even how to train the Brontësaurus! One Man to rule them, one Man to find them, one Man to bring them all... "in a bunch of heather" in the Land of Moor-door where all dreams come true. He must be protected at all costs, or at least for the cost of B&B and guided walks that you can book online.Are you going to Wuthering Heights?Haworth, sage, Stanbury and thymeRemember him, I'm telling no liesDavid is the guide of all time!Thank you for all your kindness, David!
Josh GriffinJosh Griffin
22:10 27 Oct 22
Jenny GarciaJenny Garcia
08:53 18 Apr 22
David made our trip to Haworth so magical! We were a group of 6 women visiting Haworth as part of our Bronte literature course. Visiting Haworth really helped us understand the setting where the Bronte sisters grew up, but hiking the moors with David gave us a first-hand view of what inspired them to write their marvelous novels. Davids know the trails inside and out and took us to see some of the most important landmarks that would have been around when the Bronte sisters were alive. The moors are a stunning landscape and David takes you to all of the best spots to take in the sights and sounds of Yorkshire. I highly recommend hiring David to take you on a private guided walk of the area. He is a wealth of knowledge and also, the nicest man!
Peter O'NEILLPeter O'NEILL
09:32 24 Aug 21
My wife and I had a guided tour by David on Saturday. The booking process was simple and straightforward. Thereafter David did his upmost to keep us informed and to advise us how things would happen. The walk itself was superb, with David being a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. David takes you off the beaten track and makes sure see and experience things the guide books don't.If you wish to see the moors and all the main Bronte sites in a morning then I could not recommend this more!
Hannah Jane StuartHannah Jane Stuart
17:22 05 Jul 21
Magical experience. Exploring the beauty of the moors, gazing on wondrous waterfalls, walking through crags and heather. Hearing skylarks, wild grouse and curlews. David took us off the beaten path and was sympathetic to our interests . I highly recommend this walk.
Anne FinnAnne Finn
17:48 29 Jun 21
I booked a walk to Top Withens, the site reputed to have inspired Emily Bronte’s descriptions of the setting of Wuthering Heights, with Bronte Adventures in Haworth. The guided walk on the moors, which took in other places known to the Brontes, was so interesting and enjoyable. Our guide, David, was so helpful and knowledgeable and made the walk, which had initially seemed a bit challenging, safe and thoroughly good fun. Thank you, Bronte Adventures!
Wendy MurphyWendy Murphy
20:26 10 Aug 20
Last Saturday morning my partner and I had the pleasure of a group walk with Bronte Adventures.Our guide, David, was waiting to welcome us at the allocated meeting point. After a brief description of the walk and approximate finishing time we were on our way.The first part of the walk was uphill but we were soon rewarded with fantastic views.David was happy to go at the pace of the group with lots of information stops and rests along the way.If you have a spare Saturday morning in the coming weeks I would not hesitate to recommend Bronte Adventures.
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