How To Spend A Day In Yorkshire’s Hidden Gem; Haworth Village

Haworth Village is nestled within West Yorkshires’ Bronte Country. The fairy tale village is known for its undeniable literary heritage, timeless cobble stone streets that exude English country charm and the luscious green moor landscape that surrounds the village hills.

The unsuspecting and stunning village of Haworth has famously been muse to the famed Bronte sisters, who set their classic novels’ storylines Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre in the area. It has also is featured in numerous film productions such as Peaky Blinders and Wild Child.

Haworth is a lesser known destination in the British isles, which means that you can stroll the village without being swarmed by endless crowds and can truly immerse yourself in the poetic surroundings of teahouses and boutiques. This small dwelling is a real quality over quantity classic, with all facets of its character needing time to explore and enjoy.

How to get to Haworth

Haworth Village is highly accessible via public transport. It has its own train station which runs along the Victorian era Keighley & Worth Valley railway line which can be accessed/ transitioned from Keighley train station with simple connections from Bradford and Leeds. Tickets can be bought online or at the train station. Direct buses also can be taken into Haworth centre from nearby areas cities such as Bradford. 

Haworth village centre

As you head towards centre you will notice the streets transform into cobble stone surface that climb a hill to the high street. The scenic street is lined by charming stone buildings, artworks created by local artists and a plethora of cafes and inns that are home to local Yorkshire produce and cuisine whose scent wafts teasingly through the brisk air. 

Upon reaching the peak of the steep ascent, you are greeted by artisan stores such as a chocolatier and sweet boutique and the stunning view of rolling moors that brim the rugged edges of Haworth. This vista makes for a perfect vantage point to decide on the next nook and cranny of the village to explore. Make sure to check out Haworth’s iconic ‘Cabinet of curiosities’; a restored Victorian apothecary store that hides intriguing treasures within.

On weekends there are local entertainers performing in the streets such as folk singers and other musical performers which add even more charm to the stunning village of Haworth. 

Breakfast at cafe verde

Cafe Verde can be found in the village centre in Main Street and is the perfect place to start your day. With picturesque views and an intimate interior, here you can indulge in some of the finest roasted coffee in the region whilst picking at a freshly baked fat rascal cake, a Yorkshire favourite.

Hike Bronte waterfall circular track

After fuelling up on a delicious breakfast, it would be a crime not to explore the atmospheric moorland walks that inspired some of the countries greatest writers. Bronte waterfall circular track is possibly the most scenic and is an outdoor lovers dream to hike. It is a 45 minute walk from Main Street alternatively, you can drive or catch the bus to this location from the village centre. 

This walk will take you through the 3.6 miles of high green paddocks that are criss crossed with dry stone walls and overlook rolling hills that tantalisingly embrace the industrial arches of Haworth Viaduct. The hike bypasses a shimmering waterfall that cascades into a gentle stream that is surrounded by seasonal vibrant purple heather and fields that create a perfect foundation to have a picnic lunch on.

Drinks and dinner at the hawthorn

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