Haworth and the Brontës
Your chance to stand on the moors and imagine the sounds of Heathcliffe and Cathy on the wind with our Bronte Guided Tour.
Immerse yourself in stories from Haworth, The Brontes and the Industrial history of the Worth Valley with a fascinating day out.
We’ll explore the cobbled streets of Haworth, discover St Michael and All Saints Church, visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum where the Bronte Sisters lived before heading out onto a the Moors for a very brief stroll to find out more about some of the inspiration for those famous Bronte sisters novels.
Through their letters, poems and stories, we will lay their achievements and passions before you, weaving them into the fabric of the village and the social history of the time.
Our wish is to bring the Bronte story to life and to inspire you to discover more about the Reverend Patrick, his wife Maria and their wonderful children (as well as the black sheep of their family – brother Bramwell).
The recent BBC drama To Walk Invisible – told the story about Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte and their poetry and novels, published originally under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. The novels Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tennant of Wildfell Hall have all since become classics of English Literature. You can now see locations from the drama and step back in time.
There will be plenty of time to explore the many gift shops and café’s along the cobbled streets and perhaps in the summer take a short ride on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
Before heading back we will drive out across wild moorland to Ponden Hall, now a private residence but believed to be the inspiration for Thrusscross Grange in Wuthering Heights and where the Bronte’s used to walk and borrow books as it was the only place in the locality to have a library. A real hidden gem!