Haworth is in the Worth Valley amid the Pennines. It is 212 miles (341 km) north of London, 43 miles (69 km) west of York and 9 miles (14 km) west of Bradford.
Baptists in the area met in a barn at the bottom of Brow Road in 1785. They subsequently moved to Hall Green Baptist Church at the junction of Bridgehouse Lane and Sun Street.
If you prefer to travel on two wheels there are a number of off road routes or you can even sample a section of the 2014 Tour de France, when Haworth and Keighley was lucky enough to be part of Stage 2 of the Grand Depart 2014.
St. Michael and All Angels' Church is situated on Church Street, next to the parsonage. It is part of the Church of England Deanery of Craven.
Haworth Band is one of the oldest secular musical organisations in the Keighley area. History records indicate that there was a brass band at Ponden, close by in 1854 with a body of excellent performers. It was founded by John Heaton who lived at Ponden. The band played at a celebration in Haworth at the conclusion of the Crimean War. Over the years the world of brass band music went from strength to strength, during which time the Haworth Band went with it.
Food, food, glorious food Whether you're walking the cobbles or stomping the moors, it's always good to know there's a wide range of eateries to refresh your adventuring spirit. And you can lite...
Haworth’s fame is mainly thanks to the Brontë sisters and it would be strange not to mention them, but there are plenty of other reasons for you to visit this picturesque village surrounded by dramatic moorland.
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Haworth's literary prodigies No stay in Haworth is complete without a visit to the world famous Brontë Parsonage Museum. Home to the literary family from 1820 to 1861, Charlotte, Emily and Anne pe...
Haworth is a hilltop village not far from Bradford in the heart of West Yorkshire's Bronte Country.
There are a number of other towns and villages to be explored in Brontë Country!
Haworth is first mentioned as a settlement in 1209. The name may refer to a "hedged enclosure" or "hawthorn enclosure". The name was recorded as "Howorth" on a 1771 map.
On 13 January 2009, it was announced that a permanent library will be established in the village, replacing the mobile service which visits the village once a week. Haworth last had its own library in 1978.
Home of the famous Brontë sisters, Haworth is an undisputed literary mecca, attracting visitors from all around the world. With its historic cobbled Main Street, iconic parsonage and rolling moors, the picturesque proportions of this Airedale village exude a vintage charm that makes you feel you've stepped into another era.
Haworth is part of the parish of Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury, which in turn is part of the Bradford Metropolitan District Council, one of the five metropolitan boroughs of West Yorkshire.
Other attractions include the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, an authentic preserved steam railway which has been used as a setting for numerous period films and TV series, and which also plays a starring role in the village's annual 1940s weekend where locals and visitors alike don wartime attire for a host of nostalgic events. [N.B. For details of this and other events in Haworth please visit the separate events section of this website.]
Haworth Cricket Club was established in 1887 as Haworth Wesleyan Cricket Club and are members of the English Cricket Board. They have a permanent ground north of Well Lane, west of the village centre. Haworth West End Cricket Club was formed in 1900 as the Haworth West Lane Baptist Cricket Club.
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Cobbled wares You certainly won't want to leave your purse or wallet at home because Haworth is a haven for specialist shopping. Cobbled Main Street is thriving with antiques and collectables, w...
It may also surprise you to know that Haworth became the world’s first Fairtrade Village in 2002. Throughout Bronte Country they are passionate about Fairtrade with Keighley and Thornton also being awarded Fairtrade status. Haworth is now twinned with Machu Picchu and if you want to find out more about their passion you can pop in to Sonia’s Smile, a Fairtrade shop on Main Street, where the owner will happily tell you all about the initiative.
Every year the village hosts a 1940s weekend where locals and visitors don wartime attire for a host of nostalgic events.
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A passionate love affair Haworth is the epitome of Emily Brontë's legendary Wuthering Heights. There's an enchanting mystique to the wild and rugged moors that surround this beautiful village - yo...
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Whilst you are there don't miss the Bronte Parsonage Museum and the Keighley Worth Valley Railway, must see attractions whilst in Haworth.
Families Children of all ages will be enchanted by a day out on a Keighley & Worth Valley Railway steam train - times 100 if they've seen The Railway Children. Star of the famous Jenny Agutt...
Haworth is also getting a name for itself as a haven for independent businesses. From luxurious hand made chocolates, to art galleries and then an array of places to eat and drink. You can spend your time browsing up and down the cobbled Main Street, pop into the shops and you will find them friendly and welcoming and happy to just have a chat.
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Haworth (/ˈhæwɜːrθ/ HOW-earth) is a village in West Yorkshire, England, in the Pennines 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Keighley, 10 miles (16 km) west of Bradford and 10 miles (16 km) east of Colne in Lancashire. The surrounding areas include Oakworth and Oxenhope. Nearby villages include Cross Roads, Stanbury and Lumbfoot.
Haworth is served by Keighley Bus Company rural bus service which provides links to the main local town of Keighley and the local villages of Oxenhope, Stanbury, Oakworth and Denholme. There is also a service to Hebden Bridge. Evening and Sunday services are partly paid for by Metro.
Away from the village itself you have the rugged and breathtaking Pennine countryside. You can undertake the Brontë Way, a way marked trail linking the key locations associated with the Brontë family, or undertake some of the shorter walks starting out from Haworth. Take time to explore the quiet network of country roads or the paths across the brooding moorland.
Haworth is a tourist destination known for its association with the Brontë sisters and the preserved heritage Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
Situated above the Worth Valley on the edge of the bleak Pennine moors, Haworth is internationally famous for its connection with the Bronte sisters, who were born at the Bronte Birthplace in Thornton just outside Bradford, but who wrote most of their famous works while living at the Haworth Parsonage (which is now a museum owned and maintained by the Bronte Society) while their father was incumbent parson at the adjacent Haworth church.
Back in the village of Haworth itself there are many good tea rooms, souvenir and antiquarian bookshops, restaurants, pubs and hotels (including the "Black Bull" - where Branwell Bronte's demise into alcoholism and opium addiction allegedly began). As such, Haworth makes an ideal base for exploring the principal attractions of Bronte Country, while still being close to the major cities of Bradford and Leeds.
Haworth Primary School on Rawdon Road is the only school in the village and takes children from age 3 to 12. Children from 11 to 18 attend secondary schools outside the village at Oakbank school in Keighley and Parkside School in Cullingworth.
Tourism accounts for much of the local economy, with the major attractions being the heritage railway and Brontë Parsonage Museum. In Haworth there are tea rooms, souvenir and antiquarian bookshops, restaurants, pubs and hotels including the Black Bull, where Branwell Brontë's decline into alcoholism and opium addiction allegedly began. Haworth is a base for exploring Brontë Country, while still being close to the major cities of Bradford and Leeds.
On 6 July 2014, Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France from York to Sheffield, passed through the village.
Further afield lies the historic city of York, and the spa towns of Harrogate and Ilkley - popular spa towns on the edge of the very beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park to the north.
Haworth railway station is part of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, an authentic preserved steam railway.