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Romantic break in Bronte Country, Yorkshire

The Bronte sisters continue to have an amazing following for their books, many of which have been made into films. Thousands of fans make the pilgrimage to Haworth in west Yorkshire where the sisters lived with their father, a vicar, in the parsonage.  

The parsonage stands in the main road that runs through the village and is now a museum to the Bronte’s life and work.  Guided tours can be booked that give an in-depth insight into the daily lives of the Bronte sisters.  Many original items that belonged to the family are on display and include sketches in addition to prose and poetry.  A gift shop sells memorabilia.

Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire

 There is a Pay and Display car park where visitors can leave their vehicles nearby and there are tea shops and restaurants in the village for lunch or snacks.

Haworth has various other additional merits. Enjoy walks around this stone-built village or take a ride on a steam train at the station on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Line. Steam trains run throughout the summer and cream teas are offered as a treat whilst passengers appreciate the splendid Yorkshire countryside. Vintage buses are another form of travel available on weekdays.

Haworth Station

The church the Bronte’s attended and their father preached  is next door to the parsonage in Haworth. An ancient graveyard tells the local history of its inhabitants. All of the Bronte sisters, excluding Ann, lie buried in the graveyard along with their brother Branwell. A tour of the church involves climbing quite a few steps so not ideal for people with mobility problems. Visitors speak highly of the beautiful stained glass windows.

Haworth Church

Lots of holidaymakers to Haworth like to immerse themselves in the spirit of the Brontes by climbing the fells around the village and experiencing the views and challenges that created such inspiration.  One of the places on the tourist map near Haworth I the bleak farm of Top Withins which allegedly gave rise to Emily Bronte’s book ‘Wuthering Heights’. Other walks across the fells lead to streams and waterfalls – all features that would have been familiar to the Bronte household.

Haworth Village surrounded by fells

A holiday in and around Haworth is recommended for a weekend or week away. Rent a holiday cottage in Haworth or within a drive of Haworth, somewhere near the Yorkshire Dales to have a brilliant holiday in Yorkshire.

Inspirational Bronte Country

A holiday to Bronte Country inevitably attracts lovers of romantic literature and is a very good excuse for a few days away finding out what inspired such great creativity in the Bronte household.  Read more about Bronte Country and find cottages to rent for your stay.

Your Yorkshire holiday could include walks on the moors around Haworth and perhaps trips to other notable Yorkshire places.  Then there are the sugary confections served in posh Yorkshire tea rooms, good meals in the pubs and restaurants. Yorkshire is a county that is full of charm and warm hospitality - you'll be very pleased that you came.