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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":629,"Name":"Oxenhope","Description":"\u003cp\u003eDiscover Bronte Country in all its glory with a stay in the picturesque village of Oxenhope. Surrounded by the scenery that\u0026rsquo;s made Yorkshire famous, Oxenhope is a popular choice with walkers all year round and remains one of the region\u0026rsquo;s most unspoilt corners.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDon\u0026rsquo;t miss the Railway Children Walk, a unique trail that takes visitors to the buildings and spots that featured in the classic film (yes you guessed it) The Railway Children. \u0026nbsp;If you want to experience the village at its liveliest, time your stay for the Oxenhope Straw Race which sees locals race from pub to pub in fancy dress\u0026hellip;carrying bales of straw of course.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you feel like venturing a little further from the village you\u0026rsquo;ll find Haworth just a few minutes\u0026rsquo; drive away, and this rather beautiful little village was once home to the Bronte sisters and their family. Wander the Bronte family home that\u0026rsquo;s now the Bronte Parsonage Museum and get a glimpse of what life was like for the infamous sisters.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"oxenhope","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Oxenhope.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bronte Parsonage Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSet in the gorgeous Georgian building the Bronte\u0026rsquo;s called home, The Bronte Parsonage Museum now offers visitors and fans a fascinating insight into the lives of the famous family. The building still has the character of a family home, and houses the world\u0026rsquo;s most extensive collection of rare Bronte manuscripts, prints and artefacts, and visitors get to experience them right where the sisters lived and wrote.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSee the straight-backed chair in which Mr Bronte would sit beside the fire and reflect, study the desk at which the girls practiced their German and wander the gardens that have altered little since the days when the Bronte\u0026rsquo;s called this home. If you\u0026rsquo;d like to make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss a thing, ask for a VIP tour from one of the experts who will tell you the stories behind the items as you make your way around.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum is also the home of the Bronte Society, so the friendly team of volunteers are always more than happy to bring the house to life with anecdotes and information, and there are even guides around the village available for those who want to know more about how life would have been for the literary family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf your group is larger than ten you\u0026rsquo;ll need to book in advance, and if you want to make your visit extra special phone ahead and arrange a private tour which may include the chance to enter private rooms.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8313,"LocationLongitude":-1.95683,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/quills.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/bronte-parsonage-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/quills.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Drop Farm Tea Rooms","Body":"\u003cp\u003eStepping inside Drop Farm Tea Rooms was described by one happy reviewer as like \u0026ldquo;stepping back in time\u0026rdquo;, and it sits on a quiet road at the heart of Oxenhope\u0026rsquo;s peaceful countryside. This is the kind of tea room where you can pass the time of day with the staff, tuck in to a good old roast dinner and even request half portions if you\u0026rsquo;re not feeling too hungry (or you want to make sure you\u0026rsquo;ve got room for a pudding!).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu covers everything from light snacks, hot drinks and hearty main courses, and we should mention that many of the desserts are homemade. The treats on offer depend on what\u0026rsquo;s been backed in the latest batch, but if you time your visit right you\u0026rsquo;ll have the choice of scones, fairy cakes and fruit cake.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe tea room only opens on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (between 12 and 3pm) so make sure you pop in during your time in Oxenhope. Drop Farm makes the perfect pit stop during a local walk.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8191,"LocationLongitude":-1.97776,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/07/scones.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/drop-farm-tea-rooms","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/07/scones.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhether you\u0026rsquo;re something of a railway enthusiast or you just fancy spending a few hours doing something different, the Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel is an engaging and evocative attraction that welcomes the whole family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHome to a collection of classic and restored railway carriages, the museum showcases carriages and artefacts that have appeared in more than 50 television programmes over the years, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to discover more about the valley\u0026rsquo;s history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are sound and visual presentations throughout to keep things interesting for younger visitors, and you can even hop aboard and sit inside the original rail carriages to imagine what travel was like in the golden era of steam (always a favourite!). \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find the museum in the yard behind Ingrow station, so make sure you hop off at Ingrow if you want to visit during your day on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. The yard\u0026rsquo;s home to two museums and entry to both is free with a Day Rover ticket for the train line, so if you\u0026rsquo;ll be travelling to the museum via the steam train make sure you opt for one to make the saving.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8558,"LocationLongitude":-1.91356,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/steam train.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/ingrow-museum-of-rail-travel","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/steam train.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"SMJ Falconry","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf the dramatic landscape of Bronte country inspires you to embrace the great outdoors and do something a little bit different, SMJ Falconry may be just what you\u0026rsquo;re after. This unique attraction is found in Oxenhope, and its visitors can experience how it feels to get close to and interact with birds of prey.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eUnder expert supervision, you\u0026rsquo;ll have the chance to enjoy first-hand experience of falcons, owls, hawks and eagles, and if you want to make a day of it you can book one of the company\u0026rsquo;s special hunting days. The day starts in true Yorkshire style with a hearty breakfast at a country pub, before you and the rest of your group will be taken for safety training on how to handle the birds throughout the day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThen the fun starts, you\u0026rsquo;ll spend the day with your own bird of prey while it hunts, and it\u0026rsquo;ll be returning to your hand between hunting trips! Choose between a full day or a half day experience (there are snacks provided during the half day) and look forward to a day out you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget during your visit to Yorkshire.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8137,"LocationLongitude":-1.95089,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/FALCON.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/smj-falconry","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/FALCON.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Haworth Treasure Trail","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Haworth Treasure Trail is a family activity that makes exploring the village good fun for all ages. You\u0026rsquo;ll need to buy the treasure trail pack before you go and then follow the trail by solving the clues along the way. You\u0026rsquo;ll have a code to crack, so you\u0026rsquo;ll all have to think like secret agents and take the mission very seriously!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walk starts at the Haworth station on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, and the route takes its secret agents along Main Street and to the Bronte Parsonage Museum (once home to the Bronte sisters) \u0026ndash; and you\u0026rsquo;ll discover all kinds of facts and secrets as you go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHaworth was once home to the Bronte family, and many of its sites were the inspiration for some of the greatest literature ever written. The house was also used in the classic film The Railway Children during the 70s, if you watch the film closely you\u0026rsquo;ll recognise it as Doctor Forrest\u0026rsquo;s surgery. This trail should take around two hours to complete and is 1.5 miles long.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8307,"LocationLongitude":-1.94933,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/10/Oxenhope.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/the-haworth-treasure-trail","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/10/Oxenhope.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Railway Children Walk","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of the best things about a visit to Oxenhope and neighbouring Haworth is that you can barely turn a corner without spotting a familiar road, track or building from the classic 70s film The Railway Children. So, The Railway Children walk takes visitors past the sites that were featured in the film, and \u0026ndash; for the most part \u0026ndash; they look just the way they did all those years ago.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eStart the walk at Haworth Visitor Centre (which was actually used as the butcher\u0026rsquo;s shop in the film) and follow the route past Main Street, Oakworth Station, Mytholmes Tunnel, Ebor Mill and on to Haworth Station. The whole walk\u0026rsquo;s around 2.4 miles, and you\u0026rsquo;ll need to wear sturdy footwear incase of any mud along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMuch of the film was shot at Oakworth Station, so it\u0026rsquo;s always a highlight of the walk (and a popular spot for a photo!), and if you look to the left once you leave the station you\u0026rsquo;ll see the pretty white cottage that was the home of Mr Perks in the film. If you want to see even more of the spots that featured in the film, there\u0026rsquo;s a longer circular walk at 6 miles that starts and finished at Haworth Station.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8317,"LocationLongitude":-1.95598,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/10/Oxenhope 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/the-railway-children-walk","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/10/Oxenhope 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Haworth 1940s Weekend","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe village of Haworth winds the clock back once every year in May for the Haworth 1940s Weekend. The village transforms as it celebrates everything that was brilliant about the era, and everyone\u0026rsquo;s welcome in full fancy dress. The event programme includes a display of vintage vehicles, a flyover from a Dakota, dances and talks from very special guests on topics related to the 1940s.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you\u0026rsquo;ve always had an interest in the war years and history, or you just fancy enjoying something different in a beautiful setting, the event welcomes visitors and gets more popular with each year. It\u0026rsquo;s best to book your parking ahead or use the free vintage shuttle bus as the traffic can be heavy around the village, but the best way to arrive in style has got to be via steam train on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway .\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8306,"LocationLongitude":-1.94921,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bunting.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/haworth-1940s-weekend","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bunting.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Oxenhope Straw Race","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you time your visit to Oxenhope just right you\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted by the sight of hundreds of people in fancy dress running from one pub to another. The Oxenhope Straw Race is a much-loved tradition in the village, and it all started years ago when two men had a bet that they could race from one pub to another one laden with a bale of straw!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThese days, participants get into teams and raise sponsorship money in aid of various charities to complete the course with straw on their backs, and as much of the route\u0026rsquo;s uphill it\u0026rsquo;s no mean feat. To make things even more\u0026hellip;unusual, the teams always wear fancy dress as they visit each of the village\u0026rsquo;s pubs, and as people turn out to watch the race in crowds there\u0026rsquo;s always a fantastic atmosphere in the village.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo date, the race has raised more than \u0026pound;3000,000 for charities, and all money raised is collected by the Straw Race Committee. There are all kinds of other events held throughout the year to raise even more money for the chosen charities than the main race.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8128,"LocationLongitude":-1.95175,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/10/Oxenhope.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/the-oxenhope-straw-race","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/10/Oxenhope.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Dog and Gun","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Dog and Gun sits in the countryside high above Oxenhope, and it\u0026rsquo;s a beautiful vantage point to sit back and admire Bronte country with a cold drink and a hot meal. Once a 17\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century coaching inn, the pub is family-owned and offers a warm welcome to visitors throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis Dog and Gun has all the charm you\u0026rsquo;d expect from a classic Yorkshire inn, and the oak beams and open fires give it a cosy atmosphere that encourages its customers to sit back and take their time over their drinks. \u0026nbsp;The dining room showcases the inn\u0026rsquo;s unforgettable views of the surrounding countryside, and the menu includes a wide selection of home cooked meals and beers that have won award after award.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe inn is within easy reach of the Bronte landmarks that draw visitors to Oxenhope and Haworth, so bear it in mind if you fancy a pub lunch or a cosy evening during your time in the area. The a la carte menu is available every day of the week, and there\u0026rsquo;s a specials board too so make sure you check it before you choose.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.8961,"LocationLongitude":-2.01211,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/beer fire crop.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/the-dog-and-gun","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/beer fire crop.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Keighley and Worth Valley","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;ve ever seen The Railway Children (and let\u0026rsquo;s face it, who hasn\u0026rsquo;t?) then the Keighley and Worth Valley will look very familiar, as the valley line steam train chugs right through the heart of the landscape that featured in the classic film.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe line was first built to serve the area\u0026rsquo;s mill trades, and these days steam trains run up and down the four and a half miles of track, giving visitors the chance to explore Bronte country in style. There are six stations along the line, and Ingrow West station is home to two award-winning railway museums. If you buy a Day Rover ticket for your journey you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enter both museums at no extra cost too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you love all things railway-related you\u0026rsquo;ll be in your element, and there\u0026rsquo;s even a buffet car at the Oxenhope station so if you fancy a bite during your day you\u0026rsquo;ll be welcome aboard to snack in style. There are extra special journeys held throughout the year too, including spooky Halloween trains, Santa Steam Specials and Mince Pie Specials, and there\u0026rsquo;s even a Carol Service Train so you can mark the festive season with song with the famous Yorkshire scenery as your backdrop.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":53.868,"LocationLongitude":-1.90213,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/10/steam train.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"yorkshire/oxenhope/the-keighley-and-worth-valley","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/10/steam train.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Saltaire","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe village of Saltaire was built by the grandly named Sir Titus Salt to house his factory workers back in 1851, and these days it\u0026rsquo;s a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, the site is still inhabited, and has become something of a living monument to the area\u0026rsquo;s industrial history, and it\u0026rsquo;s almost as it was when it was a bustling hub of activity.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSaltaire not only welcomes curious visitors throughout the year, but it also plays host to the annual Saltaire Festival for 11 days every September. The crowds are welcomed during May too, when the Saltaire Arts Trail sees friendly residents of the village open their doors to the public as they become art galleries for the event.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVictoria Hall (the Saltaire Institute back in its heyday) is still used for concerts and events too, and if you can time your visit to this unique village during one of its annual events you\u0026rsquo;ll get a glimpse of how things were when it was crowded with hardworking families. 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