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.
At present the village is very quiet with very few visitors due to the Government advice in response to the Coronavirus. Most of the events scheduled for April and May 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, have suspended operations. Service details can be found on their website.
The 1940's Weekend (16th & 17th May), has been cancelled and we await to hear about the 1960's Weekend (20th & 21st June) and Steampunk (9th to 11th October).
The village has pubs, restaurants, cafes and bistros to cover most tastes with some now only able to offer takeaway services.
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.