Overview & description
Step back in time on The Railway Children’s Railway in the heart of Brontë Country and enjoy a steam filled action packed day out!
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway runs like a ribbon though Brontë Country, where you can expect to take in some of the most breath taking and famous landscapes in the world. A windswept land of heather and wild moors - it is hardly surprising that this area became the inspiration for the classic works of the Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
The Railway has appeared in many TV and film productions including Sherlock Holmes, Where The Heart Is, A Touch Of Frost and many more. Perhaps most famously, the Railway, and in particular the charming station at Oakworth, were used as the location for the classic 1970 film The Railway Children. Step back in time and relive this well-loved tale as you watch the vintage steam trains puff their way in and out of the valley.
Much more than just a railway, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway offers a great day out for all ages. Don’t forget to hop off the line at Ingrow West station, which is home to two award winning transport museums. Travel back in time at the The Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel, where restored carriages, vintage artefacts and sound and video presentations bring the past to life. The Ingrow Loco Museum boasts several locomotives as well as displays, exhibits and archive film.
Don’t miss out on the special events that run throughout the year. Our Cream Teas with Old Gentlemen allows you to sit back and relax as our frock coated ‘Old Gentlemen’ provide an enlightening guide to The Railway Children whilst you are served delicious cream teas. Discover the magic and glamour of the glorious days of steam-hauled dining and enjoy fine food in beautiful surroundings with our special Dining Trains. Tickle your taste buds with our Fish and chip suppers. Visit us for one of our Steam Gala’s - a big noisy adventure where all the toys come out to play.
Join us for our annual Beer & Music Festival with over 120 real ales, great food and entertainment at both ends of the line! Or why not pay a visit at Christmas time, when children can meet the man himself with our Santa Specials, and grown-ups can get festive with our Mince Pie specials.
For those that like the great outdoors the railway has plenty of spectacular walks and nature trails. Every stop offers a walk, whether it’s a moorland walk or one of The Railway Children walks - make sure you have your walking boots at the ready. Try the Top Withens Walk, which takes you out of Haworth, the village where the Brontë sisters lived and wrote, along pathways they walked and through the moorland that inspired them.
Experience a magical day out in beautiful surroundings at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
For more information go to www.kwvr.co.uk