Keighley attractions

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Keighley YorkshireKeighley lies in Yorkshire, the largest of all England's counties. In the northwest of the county lies the Yorkshire Dales National Park, a lovely patchwork of limestone hills, gentle valleys and the high peaks of Whernside, Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough. The classical Yorkshire Dales spread to the north from the market and spa towns of Settle, Skipton, Ilkley and Harrogate in North Yorkshire, with most of the larger southern dales such as Ribblesdale, Malhamdale and Airedale, Wharfedale and Nidderdale running roughly parallel from north to south, and the more northerly dales including Wensleydale, Swaledale and Teesdale running generally from west to east. The North York Moors is the county's other national park, with bleak upland moors and a magnificent rugged coastline. To the southeast of the region lie the Yorkshire Wolds, formed from chalk hills that arc from the Humber estuary west of Kingston upon Hull up to the North Sea coast between Bridlington and Scarborough.

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AttractionsKeighley & Worth Valley Railway, The Railway Station, Haworth, KEIGHLEY BD22 8NJ Tel: 01535 645214 The line runs 5 miles from Keighley to Oxenhope, the original terminus. The beautifully preserved KWVR has featured in many TV and film productions and was the setting for the well known "Railway Children". On the outskirts of Keighley.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Attractions Bingley Five Rise lock. The 5-rise is the steepest flight of lock in the UK. When it opened on March 21 1774, a major feat of engineering at the time, a crowd of 30,000 people turned out to celebrate it. The flight is a major tourist attraction in the area. About 4 miles southeast of Keighley.

Bingley Five Rise lock

AttractionsNational Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, West Yorkshire Tel: 01274 202030 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was established in 1983 and attracts over 750,000 visitors each year. The museum has a collection of over three million items. About 14 miles southeast of Keighley .

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

Attractions Saltaire is a purpose-built "model" Victorian industrial village, built in the 19th century by the Victorian philanthropist Sir Titus Salt to provide self-contained living space for the workers at his woollen mills. Today Salt's Mill has been converted into the "1853 Gallery" which houses a collection of the works of the famous artist, David Hockney. About 6 miles southeast of Keighley.


Attractions Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD17 5BN Tel: 01274 589010 The Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain (cliff lifts excepted). Dating from 1895, the line was built to serve the local beauty of Shipley Glen, near Saltaire in West Yorkshire. At nearly a quarter-mile in length, the woodland ride provides a pleasant alternative to the steep path. About 6 miles east of Keighley.

Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

Attractions The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR Tel: 01535 642323 The Parsonage in Haworth is where the Bronte Sisters grew up and wrote most of their famous novels, while their father was incumbent at Haworth's adjacent church. It is now a museum owned and maintained by the Bronte Society; lovingly preserved, it is the principal attraction for Bronte enthusiasts visiting Haworth. About 4 miles south of Keighley.

The Bronte Parsonage Museum

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