This quaint West Yorkshire town has one notable claim to fame that brings tourists from all over the world: the Brontë Parsonage, where Charlotte, Anne and Emily Brontë lived most of their lives. Because of its literary importance, Haworth’s cobbled high street has been carefully preserved and this frozen-in-time appeal has attracted film crews for decades. The parsonage and several town streets appeared in the 1970s The Railway Children, and most recently the 2022 sequel, The Railway Children Return. Sally Wainwright’s 2016 TV film To Walk Invisible, about the Brontë sisters, was partly filmed here too.

The town is a stop on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, another popular heritage filming location. A walk uphill from the station cuts through Haworth’s steep, narrow high street, lined with vintage wooden shopfronts. Look out for the Wave of Nostalgia shop, which inhabits one of the old stores used in The Railway Children.

Main Street Haworth

Did you know?

In 2014, the Tour de France’s route passed through Haworth and hundreds of competing cyclists were funnelled right up the steep cobbled high street.


Main Street, Haworth, BD22 8DP