A day in sunny Haworth

Haworth is one of the dearest places to my heart, with coffee shops, pottery painting and the Brontë sisters what more could a girl want. The Brontë sisters wrote most of their novels while living at Haworth Parsonage when their father was the parson at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels. It was said the rugged moorland was the inspiration for much of the scenery, despair and themes thoughout the novels, especially Wuthering Heights – one of my favourites. The local apothecary was said to be a favourite of Branwell Brontë in his ‘opium days’ and it is easy to walk to moors once roamed by Charlotte, Emily and Anne. The Parsonage and surrounding land is now a museum owned and maintained by the Brontë Society.

Nestled in beautiful West Yorkshire, Haworth has been a frequent haunt of mine for many years. Whether you go for the history or the undeniably adorable shops, a day in Haworth will tickle everybody’s fancy.

Mother, my darling friend and I took a drive across the Pennines when I was home last week. Lucky for us the whole of Yorkshire was gearing up for the Tour de France; there was yellow jersey bunting, beautiful painted yellow bikes and rolling hills aplenty. First stop was our favourite café Cobbles and Clay. If I said I’ve been here a thousand times it wouldn’t be an exaggeration. The food is fresh and delicious and the cakes divine. We actually made a double visit last week, once for lunch then once for cake and a coffee after a wander around. My mum’s favourite is one of the chocolate shops that sells the most astonishing salted caramel truffles that have passed my lips. My favourite shop is Daisy Days – they sell trinkets and art and clothes and well, everything I’ve ever wanted to own!

I could swoon about Haworth forever but I shan’t. I think the pictures speak for themselves; tradition is at the heart of this thriving village and be sure to make a stop next time you’re in the area.

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