Fancy some bookish travel in Yorkshire? West Yorkshire is home to the stunningly picturesque village of Haworth. Haworth is where the Brontë family lived in the 1800s, and the Georgian family home is where classics such as Jayne Eyre and Wuthering Heights were written.
If you’re familiar with the writing of the Brontë sisters, then you’ll be instantly transported into the pages of one of these classics, the moment you set foot in the area.
What is there to do in Haworth?
If you’re visiting Haworth on literary grounds, then make sure to take a trip to the Brontë Parsonage. Here, you can step inside the life of the sisters and see where some of their most well known characters truly came to life. There is a charge for entry and a temporary exhibition space, so check online to find out more before you visit. Aside from visiting the family home, taking a little wonder on the moors is a must. You’ll quickly see where much of the novels was inspired.
Another fantastic thing to do in Haworth, is take a trip on the Worth Valley railway. You can hop on a steam train and chug along through gorgeous countryside, ending your journey in either Oxenhope or Keighley. You’ll get to see a good portion of the local sites, and you can hop on and off to visit the villages with stops along the way. The Worth Valley railway website has up to date timetables so you can plan your trip in advance.
Other things to do around Haworth include exploring the selection of quaint independent shops along the cobbled shopping streets, booking yourself onto a guided walk of the village, and discovering some history at the Cliffe Castle Museum.
Whatever you decide to do when you visit Haworth, don’t forget to take a notebook and pen with you, just incase inspiration strikes you for your next great literary masterpiece.