Places to Visit Around Keighley
Looking for somewhere to go on your day out in Keighley?
EAST RIDDLESDEN HALL
This National Trust property is situated about 1 mile North East of Keighley on the Bradford Road at Riddlesden. This excellent 17th Century merchant’s house has beautiful gardens aswell as the house to explore. Feed the ducks and maybe catch a glimpse of the ghostly Grey Lady. There are a large number of events throughout the year. For more details: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/east-riddlesden-hall
HAWORTH , Bronte Country
Haworth, the home of the world famous Bronte Sisters, is a must to visit. Step back in time and travel by steam train from Keighley and then walk the cobbled Main Street, enjoy the interesting shops, pubs and restaurants.
BRONTE PARSONAGE MUSEUM
This was the home of the Bronte family from 1820 to 1861 it is now an excellent museum some of their best books were written in this house. This excellent Georgian house is filled with there personal possessions. There is a variety of special events through out the year see their website for full details. This museum is certainly worth a visit. The Museum is open daily from 10.00 - 5.30 April to September and from 11.00 - 5.00 October to March. https://www.bronte.org.uk/
CLIFFE CASTLE PARK AND MUSEUM
Originally the home of Henry Isaac Butterfield a former local textile magnate who furnished it in the style of the 1800s. It is a listed building of architectural interest . It was converted into a museum in 1960. Some of the rooms still contain original portraits, chandeliers and sculptures. The museum has some excellent permanent displays. The gardens also contain aviaries and a café. Through the year there are temporary exhibitions and events. Cliffe Castle is on the outskirts of Keighley on the A629 Skipton Road approx 15mins walk from the bus station.
KEIGHLEY AND WORTH VALLEY LIGHT RAILWAY
The KWVR is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Keighley area. This excellent restored steam railway operates every weekend and each day throughout the summer. You can travel from Keighley to Oxenhope and there are six stations on the line. At Ingrow there is the Museum of Rail Travel with its relic shop (more details here http://www.vintagecarriagestrust.org/ ) . Oakworth Station was the setting of 'The Railway Children' film. Damens Station seen as "Ormston" in Born and Bred (BBC) . Haworth is the place to see the Bronte Parsonage and the cobbled Main Street. There is also a Railway Children Walk from Oakworth to Haworth. At Oxenhope there is an Exhibition Shed with a good display of engines and carriages. Keighley Station is part of the national railway network so you can travel by rail direct to the KWVR. http://kwvr.co.uk/
Museum Of Rail Travel Ingrow
This museum is located at Ingrow Station on the Worth Valley line . It has an excellent collection of fully restored railway carriages and some film memorabilia and a relic shop. The museum is located at the bottom of the yard when you arrive at Ingrow Station and is well worth a visit. They are open every day except Christmas Day. For more details: http://www.vintagecarriagestrust.org/