HAWORTH - (24/09/05)

Haworth and the surrounding area is featured in this latest update to the site. The area, also known as 'Brontė Country' is located in West Yorkshire to the west of Bradford.

Hebden Bridge, so called due to the packhorse bridge over Hebden Water was our first destination of the day. In much of the area there is evidence of the industrial past with stone mills formerly employed in the textile industry now converted into shops, offices or fashionable apartments. From Hebden Bridge we head north over the moors towards Haworth, (right photo).
Haworth is probably best known for its connections with the literary Brontė family. The Parsonage, (right photo) now converted into a museum was home to the famous family including Emily who wrote Wuthering Heights, Anne, author of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Charlotte who penned Jane Eyre. All three authors originally published their books under male pseudonyms to avoid the prejudice against female writers at the time, (mid 19th century); the three sisters drew on their experiences and the dramatic but bleak landscape surrounding Haworth as inspiration in their novels.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway passes through Haworth. The railway, used as a filming location for the Railway Children, the BBC's North and South and TV series Born and Bred runs between Keighley and south as far as Oxenhope.
A few photos featuring the moors around Haworth are shown above, on the left you can see Haworth in the distance. There is so much to see in the area that the few hours spent here were not nearly enough to visit all the places of interest.


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