Keighley is perhaps most famous among steam enthusiasts for its railway station - terminus of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway a lovingly restored steam railway. Steam trains leave regularly from Keighley along the railway, which leads west along the Worth Valley up to the villages of Oakworth, Haworth (famous for its association with the Brontes) and Oxenhope in the heart of West Yorkshire's Bronte Country . [N.B. For more information on other steam attractions in Yorkshire and the North of England, please see the separate Eagle Steam Resources website.]
Other local attractions and places to visit include the Keighley Civic Centre Police Museum, the Keighley Bus Museum, Central Hall, Keighley Tarn, Cliffe Castle Museum, and East Riddlesden Hall, a seventeenth century merchant's house.
To the north the main A629 route leads on up the Aire Valley to Skipton, (a bustling market town and gateway to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales national park), while to the north east the A6034 leads up through Silsden across Rombald's Moor to Addingham and Ilkley.
Events held on an annual basis in and around Keighley include the The Keighley Gala, the The Keighley and District Agricultural Show, the RATMA Film Festival and the Worth Valley Beer and Music Festival (which is usually held in October on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway).
Accommodation in and around Keighley
Getting around Keighley
- Metro Keighley - private hire firm based in Keighley.
Other Keighley Websites
For more information about Keighley please visit the following externally maintained websites (listed in approximate alphabetical order):
- Gentle Community
- Keighley Arts Factory
- Keighley and District Model Engineering Society
- Oakworth Textiles
- Roger Newhouse of Skipton (used Volvos, spares and repairs - based near Skipton)
- Sabre Stairlift Systems Ltd. (based in Keighley)
- Sew Right (clothing repairs)
- Weenyboppers (children's musical play sessions)
IMPORTANT: The above links may refer to external websites whose content, products and/or services are not necessarily recommended or endorsed by Eagle Intermedia.
[N.B. Please mention the Eagle Intermedia Bronte Country website when making your enquiries.]