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Introducing Haworth

It seems that only Shakespeare himself is held in higher esteem and affection than the beloved Brontë sisters Emily, Anne and Charlotte, at least judging from the sheer numbers who trudge up the hill from the station to pay homage to them in the handsome parsonage where a handful of literary classics were born, including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

Not surprisingly, the whole place is given over to Brontë-linked tourism, but even without the literary associations Haworth is worth a trip, although you’ll be hard pushed not to be overwhelmed by the cottage industry that has grown up around the Brontës and their wonderful creations.