In the footsteps of the Bronte Sisters!
The Brontë Country can be reached in about 90 minutes from Liverpool. It is an area of outstanding beauty, with windswept moor-land offering bleak but stunning views. You will learn all about the Bronte's, their tragically short lives amid the significant places to their story. We will visit Howarth, home of the Bronte family, their home in the parsonage is now an award winning museum. We will walk through the village where I will give you an interesting commentary on the social history of the village and surrounding area in relation to the Bronte's. We will visit Ponden Hall, home of the Heaton Family and its many Bronte Connections, there may be an opportunity to take lunch here and hear wonderful stories of the sisters from Julie the owner. There are so many great places for Bronte lovers to visit on this trip and great little villages and landscapes to explore!
After pick up proceed to West Yorkshire by modern, air conditioned, comfortable people carrier.
Visit to the scenic "lost" village of Wycoller and its interesting links to the Bronte's stories.
Followed by scenic drive through the "high" moors.
We will make a visit to Ponden Hall with it's many Bronte connections. Many experts believe this is the location of Wuthering Heights. Lunch can be taken here if the owner is available, you will love her stories about this atmospheric home.
On to Howarth, to visit the Bronte Museum in their childhood home. After the museum a guided walk around the lovely village of Howarth, an opportunity to enjoy it cafe's and quirky shops with plenty of interest to see. Finally we travel on to Thornton to see the little cottage where all the Bronte sisters (and Branwell) came in to the world!
Drive back to Liverpool for drop off.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will come and pick you up (and drop you off) at the quayside if on a cruise excursion or other Liverpool location by arrangement.
End location: You will be dropped off at your hotel, ship, station or other destination by arrangement.
Duration: 8 hours
tour duration is approximate and may be affected by local traffic conditions
You will be transported by modern, air conditioned people carrier. Seats up to 6 passengers.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
27 GBP - Approximately £20 will cover a good lunch with drinks. Plenty of opportunity to shop in the unique little independent shops in Howarth or Hebden Bridge. Optional entrance to Bronte Museum (about £7) not included in tour price
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We truly enjoyed our tour with Neil. He was friendly, patient and knowledgeable. We saw several sites that were not only interesting to me, the Bronte enthusiast, but also to my husband and two younger children. Bronte fans will get a picture perfect insight into all that influenced and inspired their writing. Highly recommended.