Keighley Essentials

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a standard gauge branch line, running from Keighley up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope. The railway line is most famous for its role in the 1970 film version of The Railway Children, and over the years it has appeared in TV and film productions including Sherlock Holmes, Last of the Summer Wine, The Royal, Where The Heart Is, Songs Of Praise, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

The railway is ‘justifiably proud that its painstaking attention to detail pays off so handsomely. The railway’s website names it ‘a railway for all seasons, where winter visitors can see stations bathed in gaslight and warm themselves in front of the coal fires in the waiting room. In summer, the station gardens are alive with blooms and kingfishers, herons and dippers can be seen in the adjacent streams’.

Best of all, the on-train buffet car serves a selection of locally brewed real ales – perfect for after a long walk on the moors!

A fine pint in Yorkshire

Keighley is also home to one of Yorkshire’s favourite brewers, Timothy Taylor. Timothy Taylor established the Brewery in the centre of Keighley in 1858, moving to The Knowle Spring, their present site, in 1863.

The principle of not accepting second best was laid down and remains with them to the present day. This means that the very finest ingredients are used to brew the best possible beers, with Landlord winning many awards.

This is supported by their distribution and after-sales service which are industry benchmarks. Naturally, the different styles of pubs that they own ensure that, whatever your taste, Taylor’s will have a number of inns that will offer you a first-class experience.

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