Oakworth - a Bronte Country Highlight

Oakworth is a West Yorkshire village, perfect for families that want to discover Bronte Country. See the dramatic moorland terrain and woodland and enjoy traditional village life. You may even be fortunate in spotting a performance by the Oakworth Village Morris Men.  Oakworth’s past as an area of Victorian mills can be traced through buildings that remain from that era.  Overlooking the Worth Valley, visitors can enjoy outdoor pursuits and the amenities of nearby Keighley. 

Oakworth Railway Station is one of the stations serving the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.  You can see the lovely countryside glide by through the window of a steam train and even have lunch or dinner on board. This particular restored station is rather special, as it was used as a location in the popular family film, The Railway Children.

Oakworth is distinctive in having a very unusual ornamental park. Holden Park (locals refer to it more often as Oakworth Park) is more than parkland and a bowling green. Kids explore the various caves and grottoes there with relish. In addition, there is a fenced in play area.

If you like to go walking on holiday, several routes start from Oakworth, including a circular walk that takes in the town of Keighley. As well as shopping and eating places, Keighley offers a number of museums, including the Keighley Civic Centre Police Museum housed in a disused police station, Cliffe Castle museum and its gardens and parkland and Keighley Bus Museum, situated just outside the town.