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Bronte Country Tour

Bringing the Bronte story to life...

Your chance to stand on the moors and imagine the sounds of Heathcliffe and Cathy on the wind with our Bronte Guided Tour.

Immerse yourself in stories from Haworth, The Brontes and the Industrial history of the Worth Valley with a fascinating day out.

Before reaching Haworth we will visit Halifax with its wonderfully restored Piece Hall a remnant of textile trading before the indurstrial revolution, then travel to the bohemian town of Hebden Bridge and visiting historic Heptonstall with its gothic ruins perched on the top of the valley. From here we will take the dramatic, scenic drive over the moors to Haworth.

We’ll explore the cobbled streets of Haworth, discover St Michael and All Saints Church, visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum where the Bronte Sisters lived before heading out onto a the Moors for a very brief stroll to find out more about some of the inspiration for those famous Bronte sisters novels. 

In the museum we will see their letters, poems and stories, laying their achievements and passions before you, weaving them into the fabric of the village and the social history of the time.

Our wish is to bring the Bronte story to life and to inspire you to discover more about the Reverend Patrick, his wife Maria and their wonderful children (as well as the black sheep of their family - brother Branwell).

The recent BBC drama To Walk Invisible - told the story about Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte and their poetry and novels, published originally under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. The novels Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tennant of Wildfell Hall have all since become classics of English Literature. You can now see locations from the drama and step back in time.

There will be plenty of time to explore the many gift shops and café’s along the cobbled streets taking in some lunch - even grabbing a pint of real ale in The Black Bull - one of Branwell's favourite haunts!

Before heading back we will drive out across wild moorland to Ponden Hall, now a private residence but believed to be the inspiration for Thrusscross Grange in Wuthering Heights and where the Bronte's used to walk and borrow books as it was the only place in the locality to have a library. A real hidden gem!

NB - If you are looking for accommodation when staying in Haworth - Stay at our friends beautifully restored Victorian holiday cottages close to the historic cobbled main street of Haworth, in the heart of Bronte Country. Visit the village’s charming independent shops, pubs and restaurants as well as venture out into the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

They have full availability calendars and weekly rates on their website www.haworthholidaylets.co.uk. Should you like a rate for a short break, please get in touch with them detailing the dates you would like.

 

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