Haworth is best known for its literary connection with the works of the Brontë sisters. Although it can get touristy, it is a pleasant town and home to the closest youth hostel to Bradford and Leeds.
2/4 West Lane, Haworth
Tel (01535) 642329
Open May-Aug Mon-Tue 9.30am-5.30pm, Wed 10am-5.30pm, Thu-Sun 9.30am-5.30pm
Haworth's proximity to Bradford and Keighley means that it enjoys good public transport connections. There are frequent buses between Haworth and Keighley, where there is a train station with good connections to Bradford and Leeds.
The excellent DayRover pass gives you unlimited bus travel in West Yorkshire for £5, unlimited train travel for £5.30 or unlimited bus and train travel for £6.20. It is only valid after 9.30am on weekdays or all day on weekends. The DayRover is not valid on trains operated by Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
Alternatively there is the pricy but popular Keighley and Worth Valley Railway that operates steam trains between Haworth and Keighley. A return ticket on this delightful railway costs £9.40 or £14 for a day rover pass, which also entitles you to entry to the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow West.
Longlands Drive, Lees Lane, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD22 8RT
Bus 663, 664, 665 (from Keighley)
Tel (01535) 642234 or 0870 770 5858
The Brontë family lived in this Georgian Parsonage between 1820 and 1861 and both Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights were written here.
Tel (01535) 642 323
Open Feb-Mar 11am-4.30pm daily; Apr-Sep 10am-5pm daily; Oct-Dec 11am-4.30pm daily
This museum at Ingrow train station – on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway – has a collection of vintage train carriages from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Train Ingrow Bus 500, 502, 663, 664, 665, 696, 697
Tel (01535) 680 425
Open 11am-4.30pm daily