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. Pop into the shops and browse their wares. The Old School Rooms host monthly Craft Fairs.
Nearby, the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (KWVR), 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 Bronte Parsonage Museum is open throughout the year with different exhibitions and events. The KWVR have a full programme of events, with the first of this year's Haworth Haddocks being on the 27th April. For those of you who enjoy a tipple why not visit the Haworth Beer Festival held in the Old School Rooms on the 26th and 27th April. The famous 1940's weekend is on the 18th/19th May with the 1960's coming to Haworth on the 22nd and 23rd June. Later in the year more colourful characters arrive for Steampunk between the 11th and 13th October 2019.
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.