The Brontës, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre Tour

The Brontës, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre Tour

English Lakes Tours

Available to 14 September 2023

For Brontë fans, old and new

Whether you've read the books, only seen a screen adaptation or two, or perhaps you've wanted to learn more about the Brontë family and never got the chance to, here's your chance to discover more about these famous women and the places and landscape that inspired them.

On this tour you can let your imagination run free, breathe the chill moorland air, gaze over the wild, dramatic landscape of "Wuthering Heights", "Jane Eyre" and "The Tennant of Wildfell Hall".

Discover the freedoms and restrictions, the successes and failures, the loves and losses endured in the world of Victorian England, a place which fashioned the passionate, emotional and tragic lives of the world's most famous literary family.

This tour takes you to:

  • Brontë Parsonage Museum & Graveyard to see where the Rev. Patrick Brontë and his children Branwell, Charlotte, Emily and Anne lived and died. The rooms where they wrote their famous works are still filled with their furniture, clothes and possessions.
  • Haworth with its evocative cobbled streets and quirky vintage shops, including The Black Bull pub, frequented by Bramwell Brontë.
  • Wycoller Hall, the romantic ruin which was the inspiration for "Ferndean Manor" of Jane Eyre
  • St Michael and All Angels Church, where all the Brontë's except Anne are buried in the family vault.
  • The wild Pennine moors, the haunt of the Brontë's from childhood and the dramatic backdrop to their literary lives.
  • Cowan Bridge, the location of the infamous Clergy Daughter's School, the inspiration for "Lowood School" in Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre".
  • Ponden Hall, the inspiration for "Thrushcross Grange" in Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights".
  • The beautiful countryside of Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, so very different from Cumbria's fells and lakes.

What is included in this tour:

  • Full Day Tour
  • Admission to Brontë Parsonage Museum
  • Knowledgeable guide to provide expert commentary and analysis, as well as taking care of practicalities and general support throughout the day
  • Experienced driver for your safety on the steep, narrow and twisty country roads
  • Small group of up to 6 people for a more flexible and personalised experience
  • Use of personal radio communication technology to keep you in-touch with your guide when you are off the minibus (where applicable)
  • Join this tour from:
    Windermere - pickup 9am and returning approx. 6pm
    Oxenholme - pickup approx. 9.20am and returning approx. 6.20pm
South-Western Lakes,
Cumbria
LA22 9LX

Pick-up points

Join this tour from:

Windermere - pickup 9am and returning approx. 6pm
Oxenholme - pickup approx 9.20am and returning approx. 6.20pm

  • Gift Shops at Haworth and Brontë Parsonage Museum
  • Food, drink and comfort facilities available at Haworth and Wycoller
  • The weather can change quickly, please bring warm clothing and a waterproof coat with a hood in case of rain or windy weather
  • As there is some walking involved in the tour, some uphill and on uneven or wet terrain, please wear suitable, comfortable shoes
  • No food or drink is included in the tour price
  • Suitable for solo travellers
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5

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