A Half day with Heathcliff
The Yorkshire moorland village of Haworth draws 1000's of visitors each year. The Parsonage Museum, at the heart of the village, is where Charlotte, Emily Jane, Anne and their wayward brother Branwell lived (and died) under the stern and eccentric gaze of their father, the Reverend Patrick Bronte. Our walking tour will take in the whole village, the Museum, the church were the family is buried, the old apothacary shop and maybe a pint in The Black Bull pub, Branwell's favourite haunt. If you have the energy afterwards we can take a walk on the moors to savour the atmosphere of Wuthering Heights.
This tour can be extended to a full day tour taking in many more places connected with The Bronte's. For instance: the house in Thorton village where they were born: Oakwell Hall (Fieldhead in Charlotte Bronte's 'Shirley' and The Red House Museum in Gomersall, the home of Charlotte's close friend Mary Taylor. Please ask for a quotation.
We can meet in Howarth itself, or travel together from your hotel, maybe by the Worth Valley steam train service, where the film The Railway Children was made. There are several routes to Howarth, all interesting , and all with Bronte connections.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting place to be arranged with client. If travelling by train this can be at Haworth or Keighley station.
End location: At a convenient place for the client in Haworth or at either railway station if travelling by train.
Duration: 5 hours
This is a walking tour of Haworth village which is mainly level around the main attractions but there is a steep main street. There the a possibility of arriving in Haworth on The Worth Valley Steam railway.
Half day professional guide service (up to 5 hours).
All guide's expenses.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 GBP - Entrance to Bronte Parsonage Museum and a refreshment.
Entrance (2014)to The Parsonage Museum £7.50 Standard admission. Reduction for Seniors and Children
None at all !
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Michael was a terrific guide - friendly, funny, informative and helpful. As we travelled from Australia and had limited time, our day trip from Leeds with a local guide to explore Bronte Country was just what we were looking for.