Private Bronte Parsonage & Historic Yorkshire

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This Private Hire has a little bit of everything as we travel into the industrial heart of Yorkshire, delve into the lives of the iconic Bronte sisters and explore Yorkshires medieval past at Bolton Abbey ruins. Experience hundreds of years of Yorkshires incredible history in one day.

The Bronte’s are Iconic within the literary world, join us as we head to the quaint town of Haworth where the sisters were inspired to write their masterpieces. Enjoy time to discover more at the former home now converted into a shrine to the Family. We will also explore Salts Mill in Saltaire, the world’s first Model Village and one of Yorkshires UNESCO Heritage sites. We then head over the Hills into the Yorkshire Dales National Park to Explore the 12thCentury Augustinian Bolton Abbey. 


Tour Itinerary




Full day 09:00 - 17:30

Activity Level

This tour is a guided scenic mini-coach tour, but there are times when you will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.



Group Size

16 passengers maximum


  • Exclusive Use of our vehicle;
  • Driver/Guide for the day;
  • On-board commentary in English

Pickup Service

Private Tours can pick up from a variety of locations. 

Please select an option within these areas when booking online. If you wish to request a specific location please contact us directly via phone or email to enquire. 

Some locations may not be possible for this tour or may require an additional charge. 

Luggage on board

There is space on-board for hand luggage and there is a small boot for extra luggage. 


Lunch is not included, however there will be a lunch stop.

Cancellation Policy

To confirm a booking we require the full amount at time of booking. You may cancel 72 hours prior to departure and recieve a full refund. After 72 hours no refund will be issued.

Leaving York the Private Tour heads to the famous Ilkley Moor, which is known for being the inspiration for the Yorkshire ‘county anthem’ – On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at (‘on Ilkley moor without a hat’). There will be time to take in the views and a stop for photos.

After leaving Ilkley Moor we head west into where the industrial revolution started in Yorkshire and to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire. Sir Titus Salt built the world’s first model village and his textile mill on the banks of the river Aire and christened it Saltaire, his great idea to take his workers from the slums of Bradford into what was countryside helped increase life by more than double. The mill has now been transformed into a museum, gallery and independent shops but its original architecture remains intact and is a stunning. There will be time to wander around the mills gallery, museum and enjoy refreshments.

From Saltaire we take a short drive through the rolling industrialised heart of West Yorkshire before we arrive at beautiful cobbled village of Haworth.

Haworth is known for its association with the Bronte Sisters. There is also chance to see the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, and time to go into the Bronte Parsonage (opening times may vary, entry extra).

The tour heads to Bolton Abbey. There is time to view the ruins and take in the surrounding Landscapes which inspired famous artists such as Wordsworth, Ruskin and Turner. 

​Before returning to York you'll stop at Pateley Bridge, here there are coffee shops and local shops to browse or take an optional gentle stroll along the River Nidd. 

From here we then travel back to our start point in York for roughly 17:30.

Please note, entrance to the museum is charged at an additional cost of £12 per adult and £4.50 per child. 

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