A visit to the parsonage and its beautiful surroundings is sure to be a memorable experience for anyone—aspiring authors, literary enthusiasts, and history buffs alike.
On the hilly outskirts of a small village in Yorkshire, England, sits the Brontë Parsonage, the unassuming home where Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë wrote some of the most beloved novels in Britsh literature. Now a museum, the parsonage is open for tours where visitors can wander its mossy cemetery, visit the spring where the sisters used to play as children, and learn details of the young authoresses’ tragic lives. Charlotte’s wedding bonnet and the sisters’ writing table, where they penned Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, are a few of the items visitors can expect to see within the home.
Guests can also enjoy a walking tour with a Brontë expert who will guide them through the village of Haworth and explain a day in the life of the sisters. Tours also include information on the cultural and literary influences of the Brontës and what inspired them to write their novels. And for those who would like a more in-depth experience, personalized private tours are available for visitors to see the library where research on the sisters and conservation work take place.
The field beside the parsonage has no entry fee and is an area where visitors can picnic, take in the scenery, and imagine Heathcliff or Jane Eyre wandering the windy moors. A visit to the parsonage and its beautiful surroundings is sure to be a memorable experience for anyone—aspiring authors, literary enthusiasts, and history buffs alike.
Information and photo source: https://www.bronte.org.uk/visit-us/meadow