West Yorkshire Holiday

Mar 14th, 2007, 07:27 PM
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We will be visiting the city of York in the summer and want to take two day trips to Whitby Abbey and to Haworth. We plan on getting a rental car. how long of a drive is it to Haworth?
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Mar 14th, 2007, 08:05 PM
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Everyone seems to have negative things to say about Keighley. What is wrong with it?
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Mar 15th, 2007, 02:13 AM
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Fly to Manchester instead of Heathrow, collect your car, be out of the airport within half-an-hour and you're away!! For us it was Ampleforth as the target for a lovely week.
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Mar 15th, 2007, 02:26 AM
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<<< Everyone seems to have negative things to say about Keighley. What is wrong with it? >>>

It's a dump. Full Stop. Apart from Cliffe Castle & some decent curry places there's nothing to recommend it. As I said even Bill Bryson dislikes it.
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Mar 15th, 2007, 02:27 AM
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<<< We will be visiting the city of York in the summer and want to take two day trips to Whitby Abbey and to Haworth. We plan on getting a rental car. how long of a drive is it to Haworth? >>>

For both trips it's about 90 minutes each way
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Mar 15th, 2007, 04:42 AM
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However, if it's sunny..........and summer........and the weekend.... then DON'T attempt to visit Whitby (leave it to a weekday). The traffic on the A64 is drastic and you'll take hours! In fact my friend tried to get there last Sunday afternoon (it was a bit chilly but very sunny) and she ended up turning back after they sat in crawling traffic for over an hour and moved 2 miles.
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Mar 15th, 2007, 05:08 AM
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keighley is a dump and I seriously recommend you don't go into the squinting rat public house which is as bad as it gets
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Mar 15th, 2007, 11:53 AM
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I've never been to Keighley, but I did see a documentary on TV a while ago about social unrest, racial tension, and the rise of the BNP in the UK... it was all filmed in Keighley.

Is it really that bad?
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Mar 15th, 2007, 04:10 PM
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BMI fly from Heathrow to Leeds Bradford airport and you can get some quite cheap fares - I've got one in May for £26 which (depending on the time of day)can be cheaper than the train.
Keighley itself is not worth visiting but Haworth is nice, if very touristy. A short drive from the Keighley area is the Baildon Moors and Shipley Glen area and from there you can easily drive to Ilkley and its famous moors - all very beautiful.
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Mar 16th, 2007, 09:31 AM
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Thanks for the info about travel times to Whitby and Haworth. We will not be there during the weekend so hopefully will be OK!
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Apr 11th, 2007, 02:03 PM
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Hi, More a query than a reply because I am thinking of travelling to Heptonstall, West Yorkshire from Dublin sometime in the very near future. I want to go over and come back on the same day, flying into Manchester Airport but I'm worried the journey from the airport to Heptonstall might be too long to allow me to do this? Would anyone know the best way to get from the airport to Heptonstall? My flight would arrive approx 8am and depart for home approx 8pm...would this be doable? I'd really appreciate if someone could help me, thanks
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Apr 11th, 2007, 02:58 PM
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Well, first of all I recommend you start a new thread instead of tacking your specific question to the end of a 13 month old thread.

Having said that, You could take a train from Manchester to Hebden Bridge and then walk or take a cab or bus to Heptonstall. I imagine you are visiting Sylvia Plath's grave.

Here is a link w/ transport options http://www.heptonstall.org/mambo/ind...d=88&Itemid=74
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Apr 11th, 2007, 03:01 PM
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Oh - I now see the newer posts - but still - your questions are really related to the rest of the thread. Anyway, hope my info helpeed.

In any case - do you really have to do this as a day trip? There is a lot to see in the area.
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Apr 11th, 2007, 03:18 PM
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sheesh - talk about typos(!)

Should have been ". . . . your questions aren't really related to the rest of the thread. Anyway, hope my info helped."
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Apr 12th, 2007, 03:28 AM
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IMO most of West Yorkshire is pretty grim. Have you considered staying in North Yorkshire & daytripping to Haworth ? (You're not likely to want spend more than one day there, are you ?) If you stay somewhere in the Yorkshire Dales, in addition to the Dales themselves (which are beautiful) you'll be within striking distance of West Yorkshire, the North Yorks Moors & pretty coastal places like Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. Check out www.northyorks.com
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Apr 15th, 2007, 06:19 AM
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Annie,

I just spent a week in the area. You can take the train from Manchester Ariport to Hebden Bridge, but this involves taking a train from the airport to Manchester Picadilly station, and then taking another train from Manchester Victoria station to Hebden Bridge. So you've got to either take the tram or walk from one station to another in the city center. Getting from the airport to Hebden Bridge by train will take you a couple of hours.

Once in Hebden Bridge, you can either catch a local bus or walk up the steep and scenic walking path to Heptonstall. (We chose to take the bus up and walk down)! The tourist information office will have bus schedules. Heptonstall is lovely... capped by a bleak and beautiful ruined church.

I think you could probably do your trip in one day but if you could stay overnight in Hebden Bridge it would be much more enjoyable. Hebden Bridge is a really nice town with lots of unique shops, good food at the Shoulder of Mutton pub, and lots of coffee shops and bars.

Caroline, the OP who was asking about staying in Haworth posted a year ago so she's probably gone on her trip already.
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