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  • 02 April 2016
    Bicentennial Charlotte Brontes birth
    This month sees the 200th anniversary of the birth of the novelist Charlotte Bronte who was born Apr...
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    Haworth the Brontes and Railways

    Situated in the village of Haworth which is a former wool-manufacturing village surrounded by moorlands and the Pennine hills is the Haworth parsonage. Now called the Bronte parsonage it was once home to Yorkshire's most famous literary family the Bronte’s.

    This lovely building is now a museum to everything about this family there are many activities, talks, walks and things to see and do in the parsonage.

    The Museum houses a shop which sells a variety of Bronte related items and memorabilia suitable for children and adults. The shop stocks gifts for literary lovers, souvenirs and as well as some more individual products here you can also find plenty of information on Haworth and surrounding area.

    Backing on to the parsonage is the church of St Michael's and all Angels where Patrick Bronte preaced and which the Bronte’s attended,just a short walk round the building and you are at the top of the main street.

    The cobbled and picturesque Main Street of Haworth has changed little since the time of the Bronte’s there are many interesting shops to explore as well as the public houses once frequented by Branwell and plenty of tearooms and cafes.

    Walk down the hill to the village of Keighley where you can see the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, which runs regular steam trains to the village.
    At the top of the street near the church, there is a tourist information office.

    There is ample car parking at the back of the Parsonage it is accessible from the main road.


    Bicentennial Charlotte Brontes birth   02 April 2016

    This month sees the 200th anniversary of the birth of the novelist Charlotte Bronte who was born April 21st 1816 at Thornton in Bradford Yorkshire. The family moved to Haworth where charlotte’s father the reverend Patrick Bronte took up post in the parsonage. The parsonage museum is dedicated to all things associated with this famous Yorkshire literary family.
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