Haworth and Bronte Country

A perambulation through Haworth

Haworth – Home of the Brontë Sisters

The atmospheric village of Haworth, home of the renowned Brontë sisters, is less than 7 miles from Elmet Farmhouse. Steeped in character, it has a precipitous cobbled main street lined with fascinating shops and enticing cafes. Towards the top of the village is the parish church where the Reverend Patrick Brontë preached. And across the graveyard is the Parsonage where his remarkable daughters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, wrote their extraordinary novels.

The world-famous Brontë Parsonage Museum is a shrine for all self-respecting Brontë fans. See the rooms where the Brontë sisters lived and worked, and admire treasured Brontë artefacts, such as the tiny manuscripts they wrote as children. Discover what triggered their imagination and prompted them to write such powerful and compelling stories – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë. Even if you haven’t  read the novels, a visit to the Parsonage Museum is an essential part of any visit to Haworth and will inspire you to do so.

Parish church where the Reverend Patrick Bronte preached Parsonage where the Bronte sisters wrote their novels Now the Bronte Parsonage Museum

For more information about Haworth village and the surrounding area, follow the links to Haworth and Bronte Country.

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Combine your visit to Haworth with a trip on the scenic Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, which runs regular steam trains and vintage diesels. Famous as the setting for the popular 1960s TV series The Railway Children, it has also featured in other films, such as Testament of Youth.

Oxenhope Station There are regular steam trains on this line

You can catch the train to Haworth from Oxenhope, just over the hill from Pecket Well, a delightful station with a real coal fire in the waiting room.

Ticket office at Oxenhope

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