Haworth is best known for its literary connection with the works of the Brontë sisters. It is a lovely village that makes a great day trip from Bradford or Leeds, although it can get touristy and it is best experienced by staying overnight.
Although technically part of the city of Bradford, Haworth has its own identity and it is seen mostly as a large village surrounded by countryside.
The village’s association with the Brontë sisters makes it a popular spot for visitors who come to visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum, which is housed in the parsonage where the Brontë sisters wrote most of their novels and Haworth also attracts railway enthusiasts who come to ride the heritage Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
In addition to these two attractions, many visitors to Haworth enjoy simply pottering around the village and spending time in its many shops, tea rooms and pubs. The village’s pubs include the Black Bull where Branwell Brontë began his plummet into alcoholism and opium addiction.
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.
If you’re not taking the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, the easiest way to get here is to take a train from Bradford or Leeds to Keighley and then take the B1, B2 or B3 Brontë Bus to Haworth.
Haworth is a small town with limited accommodation options and the few hotels in town are small and expensive. However, staying in Haworth leaves the whole place to yourself after the daytrippers have gone back to their hotels in Bradford or Leeds.