The small, historic town of Haworth is the focal point of the aptly named ‘Bronte Country’, due to its close ties to the Bronte sisters. This picturesque, characterful town offers a host of historical attractions and plenty of outdoor pursuits for the more active to enjoy in the surrounding countryside.
Haworth’s historical attractions centre heavily on the Bronte sisters and the Bronte Parsonage where they wrote some of their most famous works, which is now a museum. The town centre is characterised by its steep cobbled street lined with tea rooms, antiquarian bookshops, traditional shops and pubs, including the Black Bull, a favourite haunt of Branwell Bronte and still opens its doors to this day. Haworth is home to some stunning period houses and nearby Cliffe Castle and East Riddlesden Hall are both major attractions for visitors.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway offers steam train journeys through the countryside; and is the ideal way to appreciate the beauty of the area in a unique and entertaining way. The steam train offers a hop on, hop off route that runs past the Keighley Bus Museum, the Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel and the Ingrow Loco Museum.
Haworth is the perfect location for those who love the great outdoor with plenty of stunning and wild moors and valleys on the doorstep. Walks through the town are also popular and there are many historical walking tours that centre on the lives of the Bronte family. Cyclists can also explore the town and surrounding countryside if they can manage the hills!
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