9 Things to Do in Keighley That You Shouldn't Miss

July 14, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Keighley (/ˈkiːθli/ ( listen) KEETH-lee) is a town and civil parish within the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Bradford and is at the confluence of the rivers Aire and Worth. The town area, which is part of the Brontë Country, has a population of 51,429, making it the third largest civil parish in England.
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1. Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

The Railway Railway Station Station Road, Keighley BD22 8NJ, England
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Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Reviewed By Karen F - Lincoln, United Kingdom

The trains ran regularly the weekend we were there. You can get a great photo on the bridge just outside the station. It does get busy with photographers but it is still possible to get a great view of the trains as they come in...MoreThank you for your nice works. By the sounds of it you came over out spring steam gala. On a normal weekend we don’t usually have that many photographers. Hope to see you again soon.

2. Bronte Parsonage Museum

Church Street, Keighley BD22 8DR, England +44 1535 642323
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Bronte Parsonage Museum

The Brontë Parsonage Museum is the former home of the world's most famous Literary family and the place where Charlotte, Emily and Anne wrote some of the greatest novels in the English Language. The house evokes the atmosphere of the Brontë's time and offers visitors an unique insight into their day - to - day lives and varied interests. The rooms the Brontë's used are largely unchanged and are filled with a world-class collection of furniture, clothes and personal possessions. Whether you are a fan of the Brontë's writing or simply intrigued by remarkable people and their stories, you will find visiting the Parsonage an absorbing and unforgettable experience.

Reviewed By Angiet66 - Derby, United Kingdom

Having visited Haworth for many years this was our first visit to the Parsonage.Lots of History and interesting things to see and with young children you can dress up in authentic clothes.

3. Top Withens

Pennine Way, Keighley, England
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4.5 based on 258 reviews

Top Withens

Reviewed By Moetbubbles - Kent

This was it! the one thing we challenged ourselves to do... and we did!
With a 50p map in our hands we set off for one of the most important walks we have ever done, not a clue what was in store for us but found the walk first to the Waterfalls which is en route so scenic and jaw dropping we forgot how far we had walked.
After the Waterfalls came the little tricky part uphill slightly and quite rocky but after you get past that bit its fairly simple pathways. The rain had started falling by the time we got here but call me weird but i don't think it would have had the same effect if the sun had been shining, we did take our rain coats with us so didn't care it all just added to the ambiance and the eerily feel of Wuthering Heights.... if only i had a long dress on and was calling Heathcliffe....
The walk took around 4.5hrs return to Haworth that was in pouring rain and stopping a while under the tree by the ruin, if you can make this walk after the waterfall do it! walk in the footsteps of the Bronte Sisters....

4. Vintage Carriages Trust Museum of Rail Travel

South Street | Ingrow Railway Centre, Keighley BD21 5AX, England +44 1535 680425
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Vintage Carriages Trust Museum of Rail Travel

Open 11.00 Last admission 16.00. Please wrap up warm if visiting in winter. We are a small volunteer-run museum, so sorry - we don't have a cafe. We are located approx 400 ft after the totally separate Ingrow Loco Museum. We are close to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.You don't have to be a railway enthusiast to enjoy our museum! Over 60 Television programmes and films have featured carriages from our museum. Watch the videos. Listen to the sound presentations as you sit inside the carriages. See the differences between 1st, 2nd and 3rd class. Signs, posters and small exhibits.

Reviewed By Joyce G - Halifax, United Kingdom

Went yesterday with 4 children & it couldn't have been better, the children really enjoyed the freedom of going into the carriages & along the corridors in complete safety, my grandson especially enjoyed 'driving' the train to Australia, Greece & Scarborough (in his dreams). You...MoreHello Joyce G, We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you very much for your kind comments. Regards,

5. Cliffe Castle Museum & Park

Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley BD20 6LH, England +44 1535 618231
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Cliffe Castle Museum & Park

Reviewed By chinadave62 - Leeds, United Kingdom

Council run and free. Donation box at entrance. A full comprehensive journey of Keighley and surrounding areas covering from pre history up to modern day. Give yourself an hour or so just to see the museum. The park grounds/waterfall etc are good too. There is a large children's playground and picnic area.
The Pavillions cafe is new and great views. There are also some brand new aviaries but not stocked as yet.
Worth a visit.

6. Haworth Parish Church

Main Street, Keighley BD22 8DP, England +44 1535 643008
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Haworth Parish Church

Reviewed By Louise S - Chichester, United Kingdom

If you are visiting the Bronte Parsonage Museum you will want to see the Church next door even though we discovered it is not the one where Mr Bronte was the parson, that church is long gone. However, there is a memorial to the Bronte sisters within the church and a headstone to their mother and siblings in the churchyard.

7. East Riddlesden Hall, National Trust

East Riddlesden Hall Bradford Road, Keighley BD20 5EL, England +44 1535 607075
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East Riddlesden Hall, National Trust

Imagine stepping 400 years back in time into the home of a 17th-century cloth merchant. See the changes that he made and discover why these were sadly never completed. Take a step away from the hectic everyday and experience the tranquillity that is East Riddlesden Hall. In contrast to the atmospheric exterior, this friendly house is brought to life through stories told by room guide volunteers. The house is home to a wonderful array of seventeenth century needlework and original exquisite plasterwork ceilings created by local craftsmen.

Reviewed By Gemma H - Bradford, United Kingdom

Visited with my two boys aged 6 and 3. My 6 year old found it interesting and enjoyed finding the objects in the activity sheet. My 3 year old however kept touching everything as they do. This wasn’t much of an issue for the guides as we kept stopping him however there was one lady who was quite abrupt when telling him. Putting delicate objects on a small round table that moves if you touch it in the middle of a room at child’s height is silly especially if even going near it he gets shouted at. Wasn’t I’m pressed with that. Overall a nice little place .
I’ve been but I wouldn’t go again unless it was free.

8. Bronte Waterfall

Keighley, England
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Bronte Waterfall

Reviewed By Keira A - Buckingham, England, United Kingdom

Pleasant walk to the Waterfalls but large sections on the road coming back. Nice scenery on the way but signposting is not great. However you will meet local people on the walk who are really friendly and happy to direct you. Waterfalls are somewhat tame but the walk itself is quite nice overall.

9. Haworth Steam Brewing and Bistro

98 Main Street | BD22 8DP, Keighley BD22 8DP, England +44 1535 646059
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Haworth Steam Brewing and Bistro

A Bar And Bistro At The Top Of The Main Street In Haworth. We Specialise In Brewing Our Own Beer, Homemade Food And Recently Distilling Our Own Gin.

Reviewed By Vicky C

We popped to Haworth and didn't even know this brewery and micro pub had opened but couldn't resist. Great atmosphere great pale and great value. Lots of choice of ales I had a pale. Will be back soon

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