See the Romance of Bronte Country at Stanbury

Stanbury is a small village in the Bronte Country area of West Yorkshire. This scenic location is ideal for getting out on the moors, which are particularly lovely when carpeted in heather. Fans of the Bronte sisters’ books will find many places nearby associated with locations in the novels, and visitors can spend a day in Haworth where the three sisters grew up. For the amenities of a town, Keighley is a few miles away.

This is walking country, with special attention being given to the Bronte landmarks. Many people walk from Stanbury to Top Withins; this farmhouse ruin is said to be an inspiration for Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. Certain places of note have been given the Bronte name, such as the Bronte Falls, best seen after heavy rainfall. This and the Bronte Bridge were favourite destinations when the Bronte sisters were out walking. At the bridge, the Bronte Stone Chair is where the sisters are thought to have taken turns to sit and write. Bronte Country also attracts holidaymakers who want to go horse riding or biking. After all that activity, you can relax in one of the village pubs.

Who doesn’t enjoy a ride on a steam train? Staying in Stanbury brings the opportunity to board one of the fine locomotives on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. See fabulous scenery and stations restored to their former glory days. You can catch a train at Keighley, Ingrow West, Damems, Oakworth, Haworth or Oxenhope.