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Windermere: The Brontes, Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre Tour

Activity provider: English Lakes Tours

Windermere: The Brontes, Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre Tour

Activity provider: English Lakes Tours

From US$ 175.32 per person

Explore the original home of the Bronte Sisters, witnessing some of the places that inspired their writings. Discover the Yorkshire countryside that birthed many literary classics on your journey to Haworth.

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Duration 9 - 9.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside
  • Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum and Graveyard
  • Engage in a guided walk around Haworth, unchanged since the Bronte’s lived there
  • Visit the romantic gothic ruins of Wycoller Hall
  • Visit a typical Yorkshire Dales village
Full description
This tour takes you through three counties to the village of Haworth, where the Bronte’s lived, set in the bleak moorland landscape of North Yorkshire. You will drive through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery for a stop in the ageless village of Clapham. See the infamous school attended by the Bronte sisters which became the inspiration for Lowood school in Jane Eyre. Following in the Charlotte Bronte’s footsteps, you can visit the pretty village of Wycoller with its ruinous hall, the model for Ferndean Manor in Jane Eyre. Discover the places the Bronte’s knew and the landscape which inspired them. Following this, explore the Bronte Parsonage, where Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell lived with their father, Reverand Patrick Bronte. See where they sat and wrote Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and The Tennant of Wildfell Hall, and discover how they lived and what their lives were like in industrial Yorkshire where death was constantly on the doorstep and freedom was on the moors. Wander down the high street of Haworth, having hardly changed since the Bronte’s walked here 150 years ago. See the Black Bull Inn where Branwell drank, and the old apothecary where he bought laudanum. Set your imagination free, breathe the chilly moorland air and gaze over the wild, dramatic landscape of Wuthering Heights. Discover the freedoms and restrictions, the successes and failures, the loves and losses endured in the world of Victorian England. This was a place which fashioned the passionate, emotional and tragic lives of the world’s most famous literary family.
  • Fully escorted and guided tour
  • Entrance to the parsonage at Haworth
  • Small group size to allow for great discussions
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    • Masks are optional for this activity

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    • As the weather can be changeable, a coat and sensible shoes are recommended
    • All passengers, including children of any age, must have a seat purchased for them
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    5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

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    T’was a lovely day of sightseeing! Tim and Gillian did a great job of getting us there safe and had great commentary along the way. Would recommend to anyone with a literary background, or who wants to learn more about the Brontë’s and see a traditional Yorkshire village and moor.

    November 4, 2022

    It was a good memory.

    It was hard to go by myself, so I was grateful for the tour bus. We had a small tour with only two people, a German and a German, and when we couldn't understand the guide in English, when we asked questions in scrambled English, the guide and the participants were kindly told and the participants were able to participate comfortably.

    May 23, 2019

    Took the tour on 21 June 2019 absolutely fantastic such attention to detail about the Bronte family and Howarth The guide Gillian had amazing knowledge and insight she really knew her subject amazing driving by Tim who negotiated the roads with amazing skill really recommend this experience

    June 29, 2019

    Product ID: 179249