Weekend Break - Haworth

A few weeks a go my boyfriend and I went on a little weekend break to Haworth, Yorkshire. We wanted a peaceful, relaxing break with lots of places to eat delicious food and we couldn't have picked a better location.

"Haworth is a village that time almost forgot, with its myriad of curiosity and antique shops, alleyways and cobbled streets creating a wonderful period atmosphere, all set against a framing backdrop of countryside."

We booked a very cute little apartment through Sykes Cottages called Church View which was set in the heart of the village above a sweet shop (very dangerous for me and my sweet tooth, but I was reasonably well behaved). The apartment itself was tastefully decorated keeping all of the traditional features which the whole village retains. Out of the front windows we had a view of high street, which is set on a very very steep hill, and out of the back windows was the village church. The apartment was very cosy, we felt in the middle of everything the village has to offer whilst having a little bit of peace and quiet to relax in.

We had no plans, apart from walking and eating, walking some more and....eating some more too! Rob and I are big breakfast lovers and we like to try different places for breakfast, even when we are at home, so we had to sample some of Howarth's finest eating houses while we were there so we took to TripAdvisor to help us out and the best rated place was The Cookhouse.....

The breakfast here was a real treat offering much more than your typical full English! Rob is a vegetarian so finding places that do a good quality vegetarian breakfast is a must for us. The staff here were really friendly and personal and the prices were very reasonable for the amount of good quality food we got (breakfast was about £7.50). The gentleman that served us kept bringing out more and more toast throughout the time we were there, to be honest I think he forgot who he had given toast to so he kept bringing more out for everyone there. All the food was good quality; creamed mushrooms and sautéed potatoes were a nice change from the usual English breakfast essentials and the latte we had were the nicest I have tasted for a long time. I would definitely recommend visiting here if you're in the area.

We also ate at a local pub called The Fleece Inn for breakfast which was a good standard hearty breakfast, and I also sampled a beef roast dinner from here on the Sunday which was pretty delicious!

We also visited a cafe called Cobbles & Clay after they tweeted me saying we shop pop in, however we were both left slightly disappointed with the service here, we ordered breakfast and when it arrived it was quite small compared to The Cookhouse, it was only very slightly cheaper in price and it was missing mushrooms - my favourite part of breakfast. When we asked the waitress about this, we were brushed off with "oh, we have ran out" and then she quickly walked away.....

Anyway, in between eating and walking up the steepest hill in the world (OK, slight exaggeration, but my poor little legs were killing me after 3 days) we went on a steam train to the surrounding villages such as Oxenhope, Keighly and Ingrow West. We visited the Railway Museum in Ingrow West, which to be honest Rob had to drag me in to as I thought it would be full of train enthusiasts.....which is was, but we had a giggle sitting in the different train carriages that had been used in TV programmes. I quite liked acting like a 60 year old woman for an hour or so.

OK, maybe most 60 year olds don't do that
Haworth has a lot of beautiful walks around the village, we walked up to the moors at the very top of Haworth, stopping to feed the horses along the way! This is said to be an area what inspired The Bronte Sisters novels, you can't visit Howarth and not hear or see something about The Bronte Sisters, I had no clue they wrote the likes of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre - I obviously paid a lot of attention in English lessons at school!

We had a really relaxing weekend and I would definitely visit Howarth again! Have you ever visited the area?



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