Recently recognised as a “World Heritage Site”, Saltaire is a perfect day trip destination. Salts Mill is a must – browse around the bookshop, visit the David Hockney gallery, do a spot of shopping in the very trendy and expensive “Home”, and finish with lunch in Salts Diner – all under one roof!
A visit to Haworth is a must when holidaying in Hewenden – The Bronte Parsonage offers a wonderful insight into the lives of the extraordinary Bronte sisters. The cobbled main street, so evocative of a bygone era, is lined on both sides with apothecaries, antique shops, cafés and second hand bookshops.
Worth Valley Railway
Take a nostalgic trip on one of the steam trains that run regularly along the Worth Valley – a perfect way to get into the heart of the rugged Bronte countryside (without getting your feet muddy!).
One of the great Victorian Industrial cities with much of the impressive architechture of the period still evident. Spend an afternoon visting the National Media Museum or enjoy an entertaining evening in the splendid Alhambra Theatre.
Skipton and the Dales
The lovely market town of Skipton, otherwise known as the “gateway to the Dales”, is about a 20 minute drive from Hewenden. Well worth a visit in its own right, the castle, cobbled streets and canal trips make for a fun family day out. Moving out of Skipton, the great Yorkshire Dales beckon for wonderful walks and fabulous pub food.
The cultural capital of the North – Leeds has everything you need for a great day (or night) out! Fabulous shops, cafés and restaurants, a vibrant and exciting nightlife and the brilliant Royal Armouries museum – quite literally something for everyone.
The Spa town of Harrogate has a long and wealthy history. Exclusive antique shops and designer boutiques add up to a lovely afternoon window shopping. The RHS gardens at nearby Harlow Carr are well worth a visit – especially since Bettys opened a rather wonderful tea-room on site!
York Minster, the Jorvik museum, the Shambles, the National Railway Museum – York is an amazing city in every respect – something for everyone – history, culture, superb shopping, wonderful architecture and some very indulgent eating establishments. Well worth the journey!