What’s the best way to see the Yorkshire Dales' most scenic, most snapped villages? Take yourself back in time before Instagram to a place where everything was slow and nothing was instant. All aboard, the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway where a steam train chugs through the valley for five miles. If you’re in a hurry, there’s a quicker way to hit award-winning villages, skip off to 900-year old castles or delve into the region’s rich literary past. Just stay in one of our hotels near Keighley and everything’s within reach.
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Book a hotel near Keighley and you might return to the ‘40s if you time your visit just right. In May, the village of Haworth transforms itself into a wartime dance and costume drama. If the 70’s is more your decade of choice, make sure you hop off the train at Oakworth Station as this was the setting for The Railway Children, one of the BFI’s top 100 British films of all time. Mental note: Oakworth is just 8 miles from our Halifax Hotel. If you’d rather leap than step back in time, Skipton Castle will take you back 900 years as you trek through turbulent times. We hope you prefer the watchtower over the dungeon as you have the full English medieval experience and only have a 9.4 mile trip back to the 21st century and our Keighley Hotel.
Things to do near Keighley
Maybe you’re more into literary history? If you’re staying at our Bradford Hotel, it would be a shame to miss the Bronte Parsonage which is now a museum. Jane Eyre was penned by Charlotte, and you can walk to the view that inspired Emily’s Wuthering Heights. Start in Stanbury and walk to the ruin of Top Withens. Not bothered by the Brontes? Visit the UNESCO World Heritage village Saltaire for its stunning architecture, shops and restaurants. It’s also the start of 90-mile Dales High Way, so make sure you make it back to our Bradford Central Hotel before dark. It’s only 3.3 miles away.