No banks in the village
Visitors should note that there are no banks in the village - the nearest banks are in Keighley. I know many people have been caught out expecting a popular tourist village to have a bank but this is not the case.
There is however a post office at the top of Main Street and this is open every day with the exception of Wednesday afternoon, Saturday afternoon and Sundays. It does have a bureau de change.
The only cash machine in the village is at the Spar shop near the railway station.
Change gate Car Park Howarth
DO NOT PARK in this car park opposite the Edinburgh Woollen Mill. The Clampers here 'set up' parking spaces (ie: park two vehicles with a space in the middle so it appears a usual parking space). They watch you park up whilst sitting in the Hyundai car parked up next to the hut. They later remove one of the cars and say you have parked out of a bay/blocked an exit. Also, they later remove their front number plate so you cannot trace who they are exactly. The car park is unlit.
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Car park extortion racket
Please avoid Haworth, for years now there has been a privalty run car park in opertaion that scares disbaled people - the elderly, anyone with large thuggish men intimidatng unsuspecting people into paying a £75 fine to get thier car released from a clamp.
They have people working for them who:
1) Drive out as you drive in and offer you thier ticket - take it - you will be immedialty clamped.
2) They use thier own cars to block spaces to make you park out of the so called " bays" ( rough stone ground not even or cleary marked anyway) - clamp
3) Fiddle with the ticket clock to confuse you so you arrive back on time your time - but fall foul of them - clamp.
Sadly the town has done nothing to promote how awful this place is and if you read hte " bronte parsonage" Haworth clampers blog - http://www.blogger.com/comment.do
you will see how many people 0 hundred in fact have been sadly tricked in this car park and ripped off and scared.
The b and bs dont tell you - the resturants - the locals dont seem to mind and to me its like the film jaws - where the town mayer and the locals dont mind that tourists are swimming with a killer shark because they want your tourist money!
Dont visit this place - the town or the car park.
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- Food and Dining
The main street is very steep
The photo shows just how steep Main Street is . The best way to walk along Main Street is to take a local bus from the lower village (near to the station) up to the stop at the church and then walk down the street.
Watch your step!
While the cobbled streets are delightful to look at, they play havoc on careless walkers! I saw a couple of people trip while walking up / down the main road. There were even a few girls tottering about in high-heels who almost did themselves an injury as they hobbled into a nearby pub!
I was reading a bit about the village in the Parsonage Museum and it was mentioned that the cobbles in the main street were made to stand out as much as they do, to enable the horses pulling their carts up the steep street grip the stones better...
Only one ATM in the village!
You might get caught short of cash while treating yourself to all the delights Haworth has to offer, if you do run out, bare in mind that although there is an ATM, there is only one in the village. The ATM is in the entrance to the SPAR opposite Haworth Station - about a ten-minute walk from the main street. The walk down is fantastic - lovely views across the Moors, the walk back up again is less blissful - a rather steep trudge: you are warned!
It is not really a danger but as I mentioned before that Haworth can become extremely busy and parking a problem.
There is a small pay and display (pay at a meter and attach your ticket to inside of car windscreen) car park adjacent to the Museum/Parsonage.