In 2018, we traveled to Yorkshire to visit the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth, the Brontë sisters’ home that’s now a museum that celebrates their literary genius. The last leg of our journey was aboard a vintage steam train.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a heritage railway that runs through Brontë country from Keighley to Oxenhope. The countryside is green, the rails are satisfyingly rattly, and great clouds of steam puff into the sky as the train travels along its route. As you’ll see below, the train stations are delightfully charming. What’s missing are the dozens of people that stood on hilltops and fields and stands of trees, sometimes alongside sheep, to wave at the train as it chugged past.
Get all the info you need on tickets, timetable, and special holiday events at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway website.
Visit the Brontë Parsonage website for opening hours, details about special exhibits, and their excellent online shop.
Top image courtesy of J. Jackson UK/Shutterstock.
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