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Haworth: The Ghosts of Wuthering Heights

Next walking tour, annual mid-summer saunter:
3pm, Saturday 19 June 2021
Meet: Haworth Steam Railway Station.
Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite.

“…My fingers closed on the fingers of a little, ice-cold hand! The intense horror of nightmare came over me: I tried to draw back my arm, but the hand clung to it, and a most melancholy voice sobbed, ‘Let me in–let me in!’ ‘Who are you?’ I asked, struggling, meanwhile, to disengage myself. ‘Catherine Linton,’ it replied, shiveringly.

Join Penguin author and cruise ships speaker Ed Glinert on this Zoom version of his magical walk around Haworth to meet some of the most memorable figures in English literature – Heathcliff, Cathy, the wimpishly wet Edgar, the brutish Hareton, the insufferable Pharisee Joseph, the egotistical Lockwood, residents of Gimmerton, home of Wuthering Heights, and setting for the wild, windy, wuthering moors inspired by the real-life Haworth in West Yorkshire.

We will tour the usual Haworth haunts:

  • The church where Jabez Branderham thunders his sermon on “Seventy Times Seven, and the First of the Seventy-First”.
  • The gradiently gruesome Main Street up which the Bronte family climbed when they first arrived locally in 1820.
  • The Bronte Parsonage museum.
  • The Gate of the Dead.
  • The church wall Rev Patrick Bronte used as his shooting range.
  • The steam railway station used in The Railway Children.

The Zoom format means we can go further than on the walk, allowing us to visit:

  • Top Withens, a possible inspiration for the Heights themselves.
  • Shibden Hall, now famous as the home of Gentleman Jack Ann Lister and probably the model for Thrushcross Grange in the novel.
  • The Bronte Waterfall.