Brontë Tours

We all have a favourite place and for me it is Haworth.  There is something about the landscape and the heather moorland that finds a resonance in me.  I am also a Brontë fan and a lover of social history and the two combine so perfectly in exploring the landscape and the story of the Brontë family.

Brontë Walks offer a range of tours and services to help you enjoy the village, the moors and the Brontës.

  • A guided tour; ‘The Passionate Brontës’
  • A range of guided walks up onto the moors, ‘The wild workshop of their imagination’.
  • A complete day of Brontë loveliness that combines the two, ‘The Brontë Experience’.
  • A drive tour of Brontë Country, which is all of the above and a lot more.

The Passionate Brontës

This is our most popular guided tour and it is an excellent prelude to visiting the Parsonage Museum.   It takes in the top of the village and the key Brontë sites.

It tells the story of the family and uses their letters, diaries, poems and writing to weave their lives into the fabric of the village and the social history of the times.

If you are a Brontë fan, or if you are just discovering this story for the first time, there is something for you in this tour.

The Tour

The open timetabled tours last around ninety minutes and we don’t walk very far, no more than the top of the village.

They begin on the steps of St Michael and All Angels Church, right by the Visitor Information Centre and end in the Church itself.

This is a living Church as well as a major tourist destination and occasionally it will be closed for worship, celebration and acts of remembrance.  At such times, there will be another venue available to us.

The costs

Adult tickets are £7.50 each.

Child tickets are available for ten to twelve year olds and are £3.00 each.  The walk isn’t really suitable for younger children.

We do offer family tickets and these include two adults and three children for £20.00.

The Parsonage does offer a £1 discount on entry to the museum with your ticket, but only if it is used with their full price entry.

Booking

You can email info@brontewalks.co.uk

You can telephone 07749 108 015

You can buy your tickets by card or cash in the Visitor Information Centre at the top of Haworth.

You can buy your ticket from the guide at the beginning of the walk and this is cash only.

Booking is advisable after Easter through to September and there are limited numbers, we try to restrict a tour to no more than sixteen people.

Times and dates

These are advertised on the web site and in the Visitor Information Centre in Haworth.  These do vary from month to month and we advise you to check beforehand, please give Johnnie a call on 07749 108 105, or email at info@brontewalks.co.uk

Private Passionate Brontë tour

We can also arrange The Passionate Brontës as a private tour at a time to suit you and your visit.  The added advantage is that we can tailor this to meet your interests and passions.  They are really Brontë conversations.  These tours last just over two hours and there is coffee, or tea, on the way.

A private tour can be booked for £15 per person and there is a minimum charge of £60.  We can also extend the tour by guiding you through the Parsonage Museum.   There is an additional charge of £15 for this service, this is the cost for the group.  The cost of entry to the Museum is not included.

For more information please email info@brontewalks.co.uk, or give Johnnie a call on 07749 108 105.

Guided Walks onto the Moors, ‘The Wild Workshop of their Imagination

The Brontë Experience:  Exploring the village, the Parsonage and the Moors

This is a wonderful way of exploring the story of the Brontës and a real treat for Brontë fans.

These tours are tailored to your interests and the specific questions that you would like to explore.

The day combines a tour of the village, a guided tour of the Parsonage Museum and a walk onto the moors.

These are really Brontë conversations as it gives us chance to share the books that have influenced your thinking, their letters, novels and their poetry as we explore the Brontës in the context of their lives, their home and their landscape.

The costs

These are based on a full day, up to eight hours, and include entrance to the museum and morning coffee.

The route we take onto the moors is a consideration of how far you would like to walk, the weather and your must see places.

For an individual:   The price is £200

For two people:  The price is £130 each

For three people:  The price is £100 each

For four people:   The price is £80 each

Booking

Please telephone Johnnie on 07749 108 105

Or email him at:  info@brontewalks.co.uk

Brontë Country  This is the link from the Home Page Button ‘Day tours from London and Edinburgh

We love to show people Brontë Country.

These are day tours for those who would like to have a Brontë experience as an essential part of their visit to Yorkshire, or England.

Arriving

The best way to arrive is by rail, there are excellent national links from London, York and Edinburgh to Leeds and then, with a simple platform change, to Keighley.

We can meet you at either Leeds, or Keighley railway station and then take you up to Haworth to have morning coffee and to begin your day.

Arriving in style

There are times when we can link your visit to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and this means that you can arrive in Haworth on a wonderful heritage steam train.

The key components of a day in Brontë Country are:

An exploration of Haworth village with the story of the Brontë family told through their letters, poems and writing.

A guided tour of the Parsonage Museum

A walk onto the heather moorland that inspired the sisters’ writing.

Then a short drive to the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and a visit to Bolton Abbey.

This is where Charlotte took her friend Ellen Nussey on one of her first visits to Haworth.  It is the ruins of an Augustinian Abbey which sits on the banks of the River Wharfe in a landscape painted by J.M.W. Turner.  It will take your breath away.

We will then return you to the train that will take you back to your starting point with the memories of a wonderful day.

This is your day and we will do our best to meet your needs and interests.  We will punctuate the day with lunch in one of Haworth’s famous cafes or restaurants and take afternoon tea either overlooking the Abbey or in the Devonshire Arms.

The cost

These tours start from £400 and include entrance to the Parsonage Museum and Bolton Abbey.

Booking

Please telephone Johnnie on 07749 108 105, or email info@brontewalks.co.uk for further information and to discuss your requirements.