Things To Do In haworth
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Bronte Parsonage Museum
Visit where the Bronte wrote their classic novels and see the world’s largest collection of Brontë artifacts.
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Step back to a bygone age of industrial sights, sounds and smells of steam and other vintage trains.
Explore Haworth Moor
Walk in the footsteps of the Brontes and through the heather to Wuthering Heights and other beautiful locations.
The famous cobbled street for those special gifts, pub lunch or place to meet friends over coffee and cake!
The best 1940s event in the UK, Christmas weekends and a whole array of music and artisan activities.
Also a great base for exploring the Dales and other attractions in nearby towns and cities.
Things To Do In Haworth
Why Is Haworth Famous?
Ever since the success of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, the classic novels by Charlotte and Emily Bronte respectively, the fascination with the Bronte family has grown throughout the world.
Visitors flocked to Haworth from near and far to get a glimpse of where these remarkable sisters grew up and what were the influences that shaped their intriguing stories.
The village of Haworth has grown to adopt and welcome these visitors and with the re-opening on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway by an army of volunteers, Haworth quickly became a popular visitor destination.
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 deisel train. You can also catch a bus to Haworth from the Keighley Bus Station and unless you want to visit the railway station, wesuggest you get off the bus higherup 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.
This is where the Brontes grew up and created their famous novels. Now a popular visitor attraction with artifacts and annual exhibitions and events, much has been kept as it was during the Bronte period with many of their personal possessions on show. The parsonage has a small pleasant garden at the front, but if a sunny day, do to a book or light lunch to the meadow field at the rear.
Ride the steam and deisels trains of yesteryear of this 5 mile line, made famous by 1970 film, The Railway Children. Stand on the bridge at Haworth station as a steam train gently leaves the station blasting from its funnel underneath. Hold on to your camera!
To really get an understanding of the influences of the Bronte family, you need to get your boots muddy by romping over Haworth Moor. The moor is a constant character in their thoughts and whether you are a Bronte enthusiast or not, you’ll appreciate the openness and freedom a good, windy stroll will give. There are many locations to visit by yourself or you can walk with others on the 5 mile guided walk, Escape To The Moor.
If you want olde-worlde charm and a large slice of ‘traditional’ Yorkshire, Main Street in Haworth is for you. This steep, cobbled street is lined with shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs tempting the taste buds of all travellers. They are all good quality and good value and it’s easy to find a gift for yourself or loved one to remind you of your trip.
Places To Eat And Drink In Haworth
Haworth is a joy when it comes to eating out, from boutique pies, gastro-pubs to gourmet dinners, there’s plenty of choice for a light bite or something more refined. But if it’s coffee and cake or a simple Yorkshire cuppa that takes your fancy, Haworth has tearooms and coffee shops galore. Bucking the national trend, Haworth’s pub community is booming. Seven are on Main Street with the other two by the train station at the lower part of the village. All are worth visiting, though you may want to do it over a few days!
There’s nothing better than a wander in and out of small, independent gift shops searching for that birthday coming up or anniversary present, and Haworth has many for you to explore. Lots sell online too, so do visit their websites if you can’t visit in person.
There’s plenty to fill several days in Haworth itself, but if you also want to explore further afield, places to visit should include the Five Rise Locks in Bingley; Hardcastle Crags wand Gibson Mill near Hebden Bridge; Hill Top Farm for some local produce just outside the village and the tranquil hamlet of Wycoller. Seek them out – you won’t be disappointed.