Local Area & What's On
The small village of Haworth was home to the famous Bronte sisters, who were inspired by the surrounding moorland to pen their novels, which have become classics of English Literature.
Haworth is a village that time almost forgot, with its myriad of curiosity and antique shops, alleyways and cobbled streets creating a wonderful period atmosphere, all set against a framing backdrop of countryside famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights as wild, rugged and barren. There are fabulous walks across the moors but come prepared for all weathers!
At present the village is quieter than normal. Most of the events scheduled for April through to July have been cancelled. The Bronte Parsonage is closed and Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (KWVR), an authentic steam railway brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, hope to re-start passenger services in mid-August. Check their website for updates. We await to hear about Steampunk (9th to 11th October).
The village has pubs, restaurants, cafes and bistros to cover most tastes with some having been offering takeaway services but they are now preparing to re-open.
When we get to the new "normal" the area abounds with popular places to visit, including the Bronte Parsonage Museum, East Riddlesden Hall, and the National Railway Museum in York. The market town of Skipton, often fondly regarded as the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, is just a short drive away, and also within reach are elegant Harrogate and vibrant Leeds and Manchester.