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Haworth
West Yorkshire
The Brontes have intrigued readers of their novels and poems since their publication in the mid 1800s and like many other artists who died an early death a cult has grown around them. But rather than falling away, it has grown as the novels have been translated, read and studied right across the world. This little piece of Yorkshire with its steep street surrounded by wild moorland is probably one of the best known locations of Yorkshire outside of York itself. Beyond Main Street, the church and Parsonage there is very little to see and although can be very busy, the village is in fact unspoilt. Below the village in the valley bottom is the Worth Valley Railway – a five mile steam railway running most weekends and during the holidays. This was used as the location for the critically acclaimed children’s film “The Railway Children” (1970). Those wishing to see Top Withins (“Wuthering Heights”) better bring walking boots, a pack lunch and allow at least two hours.

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Population
4,000
Must See
Bronte Parsonage, Church, Main Street
Attractions
Bronte Parsonage Museum , Keighley & Worth Valley Railway , St Michael & All Angels Parish Church , Penistone Hill Country Park , Top Withins / Top Withens (Wuthering Heights)
Market Day
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Shops
Wide variety of specialist independent
Live!
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Sport
Tourist Info Centre
2-4 West Lane, Haworth BD22 8EF
Direct Access
Rail station. Bus. Central car parking.
1hr Village Walk
Overview
A circular walk around the town including the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Main Street, the church, churchyard and Parsonage.
Video Features
See exclusive content of Top Withins, Torchlight Parade and Steam Railway.

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Diary

May
Haworth 1940s Weekend
Haworth 1940s Weekend

Usually second weekend in May. Roll back to the clock to the 1940s with food, army vehicles, fly past, people dressed up, etc.

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Bronte Vintage Gathering
Bronte Vintage Gathering

Usually second weekend in May. Country Show and Steam Rally held at Cullingworth (about three miles from Haworth). Raises money for charity.

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November
Scroggling the holly
Scroggling the holly

Usually middle weekend in November. An old custom of collecting holly to make into wreaths etc. Now people get dressed in Victorian costume and welcome Father Christmas.

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Pipes bows and bells weekend
Pipes bows and bells weekend

Usually last weekend in November. Brass and pipe bands, clog dancers, etc perform on Main Street.

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December
Torchlight Weekend
Torchlight Weekend

Usually held second weekend in December. About 4:00pm a procession, led by Father Christmas, walks up Main Street singing carols to brass bands. Ends with Service in the church - to which you are unlikely to get in!

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Nativity Weekend
Nativity Weekend

The last weekend on or before Christmas. Procession up Main Street led by Mary and Joseph with carols breing sung.

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