"Bronte Country" Top 5 Page for this destination Haworth by kzngirl

Haworth Travel Guide: 105 reviews and 267 photos

Bronte Country

We left early Friday morning, slipping into a steady stream of North-bound traffic, shrouded in a yellow haze. It wasn’t long before the haze turned into a steady drizzle. We crept along - queue after queue – winding our way along the motorway.

A word to the wise: any travelling you intend to do (by road) in the UK on a Friday, will almost always be accompanied by heavy queues and long delays. Fore warned is fore prepared! Add a couple of hours on your AA road map estimate before you set out, at least that will cut down on any disappointment you may suffer hours later, still struggling to your destination.

Haworth is situated in West Yorkshire, nestled in a dip of two hills. It is a village mostly made famous by its former residents: the Bronte family. Haworth was a former wool-manufacturing village and you can still see the factory chimneys today.

The village retains its old world charm and quaintness with tiny narrow roads and alleyways, stone built houses and tiny little shops…the cobbled roads, while playing havoc on heels, almost invite one to step back in time.

Outwards and upwards – the Yorkshire Moors spread out on either side. Muted burgundy, yellow and faded green blend together – a haunting combination made only more so by the cries of ravens as they dive and swirl in the skies above the moors.

Click here to visit Haworth's local website
Click here to visit the official Bronte Website

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very well-preserved English town
  • Cons:Lots of tourists!
  • In a nutshell:Neat and tidy - a quintessential Victorian village.
  • Last visit to Haworth: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 14, 2005
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  • Jan 16, 2009 at 9:09 AM

    Extremely unpleasant experience at Mrs Beightons! I left the shop soon afterwards and empty handed. I will never go back to that shop as long as that awful, foul tempered lady is there. In fact it's completely put me off Haworth!

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    Jun 13, 2006 at 1:46 AM

    The Black Bull probably gets away with crap food as everyone wants to see where Branwell drank himself into stupour (the apothecary was were he got his drugs to go further...). Great page!

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    Oct 31, 2005 at 8:48 AM

    Sounds like a gorgeous place to visit! I shall return again to check for more updates : ))

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