Bronte BusKeighley - Haworth - Hebden Bridge
Customers can whisk their way from the energy and charm of Keighley, upwards through winding streets, with pretty floral well-kept gardens to the home of the Brontes, Haworth.
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KeighleyHow to get here
The bus passes The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in which parts of the iconic 1970s film ‘The Railway Children’ was set.
It was the inspiration for the Bronte sisters and there’s few more evocative and atmospheric services than the route named after them. Customers can whisk their way from the energy and charm of Keighley, upwards through winding streets, with pretty floral well-kept gardens to the home of the Brontes, Haworth. It’s a magnet for literary lovers and for those who need their appetite sated by scenery, the journey gets even better as it makes its way through Oakworth, the terminus for the wonderful Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, across the moody, but stunning Moors towards the picturesque Calder Valley market town of Hebden Bridge.
Gateway to the Bronte Bus – By train from Keighley or Hebden Bridge (in the opposite direction). www.nationalrail.co.uk
Alternatively by Megabus direct to Leeds from London, Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham, Derby, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and many major towns and cities across the UK. Then, by train to Keighley.
A Fab Day Out!
Our suggestion for a fantastic day out is to board the Bronte Bus all the way from Keighley and then spend some time at Hebden Bridge savouring the artisan cafes and independent shops and then return on the bus as far as Stanbury, to check out the Bronte Waterfalls, which is accessible by a wonderfully scenic 1.2mile nature trail. If you have time to spare and are feeling a bit more ambitious, then carry on for a further 1.2 miles to Top Withens, which is a ruined farmhouse, thought to have been the inspiration for the location of the Earnshaw family house Wuthering Heights in Emily Bronte’s novel of the same name. Then, returning to Stanbury, it’s back onboard the bus but only as far as Oakworth to savour the delights of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. It’s a five-mile trip either by steam or diesel hauled trains down and up the valleys of the River Worth and Bridgehouse Beck to Keighley.