Stanbury

Stanbury, near Haworth, Bronte Country
Some more views of Stanbury

Perched on a hill overlooking the Worth Valley and surrounded by the heather moors beyond Haworth, the small village of Stanbury has many associations with the Brontes, perhaps being most famous as a popular starting point for a walk up to Top Withens, now a desolate ruin which was (reputedly) the inspiration for "Wuthering Heights" in Emily Bronte's classic novel of the same name.

Other nearby attractions include the picturesque (but unspectacular) Bronte Falls, the Bronte Bridge, and the Bronte Stone Chair in which (it is said) the sisters took turns to sit and write their first stories.

A short walk from the village is Ponden Hall (which has been popularly identified as "Thrushcross Grange" in "Wuthering Heights").


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