Haworth is an historic, charming, village situated above the Worth Valley on the edge of the Pennine Moors not far from Bradford in West Yorkshire. Stroll along Main Street, with its cobbles, alleyways and take in the abundance of traditional pubs including the Black Bull – where Branwell Bronte’s demise into alcoholism allegedly began, restaurants, cafés and independent shops can also be found in the village.
The area is often called Brontë Country because of its association with the Brontë authors – Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë and Anne Brontë. Visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum, home to the largest and most important Brontë collections in the world and Brontë Waterfalls/Top Withins, reputedly the inspiration for Wuthering Heights, a 10-minute drive.
Haworth hosts themed weekends throughout the year, including the hugely popular 1940’s weekend, 1960’s weekend, Steampunk weekend, Scroggling the Holly, Nativity and the Torchlight Procession.
Other attractions include the Keighley Worth Valley Railway, an authentic preserved steam railway which has been used as a setting for numerous period films including The Railway Children and many TV series. It also plays a starring role in the village’s annual 1940’s weekend where locals and visitors alike don wartime attire for a host of nostalgic events.