Haworth Essentials

A passionate love affair

Haworth is the epitome of Emily Brontë's legendary Wuthering Heights. There's an enchanting mystique to the wild and rugged moors that surround this beautiful village - you can practically hear the echoes of Catherine and Heathcliffe around every cobbled and heather strewn corner. Prepare to fall in love with Haworth and its living, breathing past.

The heart of Haworth

Haworth's heart is its stunning Main Street. In summer it's a buzzing hive of activity with shops, crafts and tea rooms, and magnificent moorland views that compel visitors to pause for a photo opportunity practically every other step. During the winter months the wonderful rolling mists cloak the landscape, making easy to lose yourself in the famous Brontë Parsonage and immerse yourself in the history of its historic graveyard.

Be on location

As well as some spectacular walking trails out to ruined farmhouses and waterfalls, Haworth boasts a fabulous old railway station. Stand on the bridge and watch the vintage steam trains puff their way in and out of the valley, or jump aboard and imagine you're in The Railway Children as you travel to the Edwardian Oakworth station - the location for the famous 1970s film.

Haworth attractions

Boots and wellies to the ready, it's always the perfect day to explore the beautiful South Pennine moorland around Haworth. Follow the path beside the parsonage and you'll be out the wilds in minutes, climbing up and out of the village and into a world of labyrinthine trails. Spot the signs to Top Withins - the inspiration for Earnshaw's house in Wuthering Heights - and make tracks to the beautiful Brontë Falls.

Mansion to museum

Of course there's more to Brontë Country than just Brontë. For a fascinating day of history and curiosities visit Cliffe Castle Museum, the once spectacular mansion of local Victorian millionaire H I Butterfield. The house is now a large museum and is filled with an array of glittering minerals, rocks and even a 2m long fossil newt. Don't miss the William Morris stained glass, original chandeliers and old toys.

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