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 also have a full programme of events. The next major event brings many colourful characters into the village for Steampunk between the 11th and 13th October 2019. Then of course there is Christmas to look forward to with the main dates being:
30th November - Haworth Christmas Lights Celebrity Switch On
7th/8th December - Torchlight Procession Weekend
14th/15th December - Brass Band Weekend
19th December - Late Night Shopping
21st/22nd December - Haworth Nativity Weekend
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.