- Keighley Online
Haworth Home of the Bronte Sisters
On the hills above Keighley sits the village of Haworth, famed as the home of the Bronte Sisters.
The excellent cobbled Main Street boasts a range of unique shops, cafes and pubs. Themed events occur throughout the year, including Steampunk gatherings, 1940s and 1960s weekends and other seasonal happenings.
The historic street has been a backdrop to the recent drama about the literary sisters To Walk Invisible and featured in The Railway Children film. At the top of Main Street is the Tourist Information Office.
St Michael's and All Angels' Church,where the Reverend Patrick Bronte was the Parson, is also at the top of Main Street. Behind this you will find The Bronte Parsonage this was the home of the Bronte Family and is now a museum. The museum has a good collection of Charlotte, Anne and Emily's possessions and exhibitions are often varied.
At the bottom of the village is Haworth Station, part of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. This steam preservation society has an impressive collection of fully preserved steam engines and carriages. Their track runs from Keighley to Oxenhope, approximately five miles through beautiful countryside and six stations. This railway was used in the film The Railway Children. There is a Railway Children Walk from Oakworth Station to Haworth, Oakworth was also seen in the film.
Why not travel to Haworth on this railway it starts at Keighley Railway Station so you can link direct from British Rail at Keighley Station.