Local Attractions

Things to do and places to see


Haworth, of Brontë fame, is about 2 miles away, and boasts the Brontë Parsonage Museum. In the old cobbled Main Street there are shops, pubs, and various tea rooms, and lower down in Haworth there is a station for the Worth Valley Railway.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is a delightfully restored 5-mile branch line which joins the national railway network at Keighley in West Yorkshire and runs up the Worth Valley through Haworth’s famous Brontë Country to the village of Oxenhope.

Oxenhope Village

The village of Oxenhope is 1.5 miles away, with the terminus of the Worth Valley Railway. There is a park in the village with childrens play area, tennis courts and a bowling green, and several pubs which serve bar snacks. There is an excellent Co-op & Post Office in Oxenhope & a mobile hairdresser by appointment

Walking & outdoor activities

The moors and valleys in the area offer a large number of walks for those of all abilities. Walks to Haworth, Top Withins, Bronte Falls and many other attractions are all easily accessible from the cottage. For more ambitious walkers, the Pennine Way is only 4 miles from the cottage.

If you want to go a little further afield we are only a short drive from the Yorkshire Dales National Park which offer even more opportunities for walking, bird watching, cycling and many other outdoor pursuits.

Directions for many of the local walks available can be found on the Haworth Village website here. This includes directions for walks from Haworth to many places of local interest.

Other local attractions

There are various other things to do within a short distance. Bradford is home to the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, in nearby Skipton, Skipton Castle is one of the best preserved in England, and if you have children with you the Eureka Science Museum in Halifax is a fun and educational day out for them.

Links to local attractions

Haworth Village – Details about Haworth, the Brontes, the Worth Valley Steam Railway and surrounding area.

Bronte Country – Website with details of Haworth and the Brontes.

Haworth Festival – Website of the annual music, art and comedy festival

Oxenhope Online – A pretty village very close to Haworth and one which is well worth visiting.

SMJ Falconry – Personal tuition with our Experience Days and great days out in the Yorkshire Dales hunting with our birds.

Dalesman – Website of the Dalesman magazine containing features and articles about the area and events going on.

Eureka – Childrens science museum based in Halifax.

The National Museum Of Photography, Film and Television – Based in Bradford, featuring many galeries and exhibitions and an IMAX cinema.

Skipton Castle – 900 years old and one of the best preserved castles in England.