Owl Cottage - Haworth

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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. As we enter 2018 we wish all our visitors a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

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. Pop into the shops and browse their wares. The Old School Rooms host monthly Craft Fairs.

Nearby, the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, an authentic steam railway brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, provides a lovely day out. Service details can be found on their website. When steam trains are running the whistles can be heard from the cottage. The railway organise events throughout the year including the Haworth Haddock and Diesel and Ale Days. See their website and Facebook pages for details.  

Looking forwards into 2018 the village welcomes the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race on the 6th May, the route going past the cottage to give a close up view. The traditional events include the 1940's weekend over the 18th - 20th May, the 1960's weekend over the 30th June - 1st July and Steampunk over 23rd - 25th November  with many interesting characters. Then of course there is Christmas!!

The village has pubs, restaurants, cafes and bistros to cover most tastes. Our favourites include the Old White Lion, Changegate Fisheries, The Old Registry and the Villette Coffee House, all being within easy walking distance. We would be happy though to hear your views on others!

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.