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Monday, March 28, 2016

Haworth & Bronte Country

Haworth is situated above the Worth Valley amid the Pennine moors in Yorkshire. Haworth was where the Brontë sisters spent the majority of their young adult lives, as their father Patrick was the Anglican priest of the local village church.

Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth, Yorkshire.


His daughters, Charlotte (1816-1855), Emily (1818-1848) and Anne Brontë (1820-1849) are regarded as some of England's most famous novelists and poets.

Charlotte is best known for her novel Jane Eyre, Emily for Wuthering Heights and Anne for The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

At the time, Haworth was a polluted industrial town with a high mortality rate, as can be demonstrated by the early deaths of all the literary Brontë sisters, none of whom reached 40.

Today their former family home is preserved as the Brontë Parsonage Museum and is a site of pilgrimage for Brontë fans from all over the world.

Haworth & Bronte Country.

Haworth is located just off the A429 and A6033, just to the west of Bradford and Leeds. Visitors may also want to venture to nearby cities such as Manchester.

Brontë Parsonage Museum
Church Street
Haworth, Keighley
West Yorkshire
BD22 8DR
tel : 01535 642323

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo in Chester, Cheshire is one of Britain's favourite zoos and wildlife attractions. Chester Zoo opened in 1931 and was founded by George Mottershead (1894-1978), a wildlife enthusiast.

The Islands, Chester Zoo, Chester, UK.

Chester Zoo boasts 12,000 animals from 400 different species on its spacious 125 acre garden site.

Highlights of Chester Zoo include the Tropical Realm, Britain's largest tropical house, the Realm of the Red Ape, dedicated to the endangered orangutan and Butterfly Journey, an intriguing look at the life-cycles of various butterflies from around the world.

Chester Zoo, Cheshire, UK.


Get around Chester Zoo on its impressive monorail. To get to Chester Zoo there are regular buses from Chester Station from the S6 bus stop.

Chester Zoo
Upton-by-Chester
Chester, CH2 1LH
Sat Nav CH2 1EU

Hours: Chester Zoo opens from 10am with closing times variable throughout the year.

Chester Zoo, Cheshire, UK.


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