Abbingdon Guest House

60 Bootham Crescent, York, YO30 7AH, United Kingdom
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Getting from York to Haworth

by londonlover


I'm thinking of stopping in York on the way from London to Edinburgh on my next UK trip, and I'd like to stop and see the Bronte parsonage in Haworth at the same time. Is there any good way to get from York to Haworth and back using public transportation? I'm hoping to spend the better part of a day in each place, but probably no more.


Re: Getting from York to Haworth

by Sjalen

Haworth is closer to Bradford (see my Haworth page) and York is not that convenient for it. I also think York merits more than a day :-) But if you are set on it, there are local trains to Bradford. Should they be too expensive for you, catch the morning National Express coach towards Chester/Liverpool instead. You then have to change to a local bus in Bradford (coach station is near the railway station) which takes almost an hour to reach Haworth if I remember correctly.

Re: Re: Getting from York to Haworth

by londonlover

I am going to be on a BritRail Pass, so I can travel by train for less than the usual fare, which will be nice.

I'd also love to spend more than a day in York, but I've got London, Liverpool, Derbyshire, the Cotswolds, and the Scottish Highlands all on the itinerary as well. And only three weeks of vacation from work per year--just not fair. :)

Thanks for the help!
Tara :)

Re: Getting from York to Haworth

by Sjalen

HM...Liverpool...when you could stay in Yorkshire! :-)))

Re: Re: Getting from York to Haworth

by steventilly

Hey Tara,
here's an "interesting" opton for you.
You can get a train from York to Keighley, which is near to Harworth (about 5 miles away). The trip takes about 1hour. From there, you can go on the Worth Valley Railway to Harworth. This is the railway from the (original) film of The Railway Children. It's a preserved railway and usually has steam trains running on it. Their schedule is more variable than the national rail network and you'll have to check it with them, and also the price (you can't use your card). I think this is gonna be the best (and fastest) way to get there. failing that, just get to Keighley and take a bus or cab to Harworth.


Re: Re: Getting from York to Haworth

by steventilly

I checked the kwr site. It's 15 minutes from Keighley to Harworth. Trains run more frequently in Summer, only at weekends "out of season".

Re: Re: Getting from York to Haworth

by londonlover

wow, what an adorable train line! That sounds like a great way to get to Haworth from York. And even if the trains aren't running, a five-mile taxi ride isn't bad.

Lovely, thanks for the tip. I must be out of the loop, though--I don't think I've heard of the movie The Railway Children?! And here I thought I was an authority on British movies. :)


Travel Tips for York

Street entertainment

by Britannia2

There are lots of street entertainers in York including a juggler in St Helen's Square, a wonderful guitarist in Kings Square and a piano player who plays his piano in the street opposite the Minster.


by LoriPori

York Minster has a spectacular array of MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS. These are dedicated in memory of clergy, those who gave their life in battle, donors and others. The North Quire aisle is especially rich in tombs and memorials. The Archbishops of the past are commemorated in many of the side chapels. Archbishop John Dolben's monument was decorated by the famous 17th century carver Grinling Gibbons.
Picture #1 Tomb Effigy - Man & Wife - Tudor Style 16th c. - Monument to Sir William Ingram d. 1625
Picture #2 Tomb Effigy - A reclining Archbishop Matthew Hutton (1529 - 1605)
Picture #3 Tomb Effigy - Sir William Gee d.1611 - His two wives praying on either side of him

Rough Guide to Britain


To explore Great Britain an up to date guidebook is very useful. I often use the Rough Guide to Britain (England, Wales, Scotland). It covers information for all budgets on the best places to stay, eat and drink. Plenty of recommendations and practical tips on exploring the countries make this book an useful travel companion.

The World of James

by margaretvn

Visit The World of James Herriot at Thirsk which is not far from the city of York.
Thirsk was actually Darrowby in the James Herriot books. A walk aroound will let you absorb the armosphere of this lovely town with its cobbled market place with lots of cafes and restaurants. You really get a sense of the town where James Herriot, Sigfried and Tristan lived and worked. If you read the books of James Herriot it really is a must.
The World of James Herriot is actually situated in the 'Skeldale House' at 23 Kirkgate.
This trail takes you back to the 1940's and shows you the rooms where James Herriot lived and worked and also the old aAustin car that was used in the series. You can also see a film about the real 'James Herriot' - Alf Wright.
March to October 10.00 - 18.00
November to February 10.00 - 17.00
The World of James Herriot
23 Kirkgate
Thirsk YO7 1PL
tel: 01845 524234

Whitby Abbey

by keeweechic

Whitby Abbey stands on a cliff overlooking Whitby town. Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries in 1536 which resulted in the destruction of the Abbey in 1539. St. Mary’s, however, was allowed to remain as it was used by local people.

The Abbey is a magnificent reminder of the early church’s power and dedication; it contained the shrine of St Hilda, the foundress who died in 680. The Abbey is today a gaunt reminder of what a magnificent building it once was. I you have enough ‘puff’, you can approach it by 199 steps from Whitby town.


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