Bradford Literature Festival’s flagship event returns for another foray into the world of the Brontë family. For Brontë fans, this is a truly unmissable event, offering a unique insight into the lives and works of Bradford’s most famous siblings. 

This specially-curated tour is led by Brontë enthusiast Christa Ackroyd and features a number of highlights. Journey by vintage coach to the Brontës’ childhood home in Thornton village and lunch (included) at Branwell Brontë’s favourite local spot, the Lord Nelson pub. All the while, you’ll be treated to marvellous views of the same moors that called to Heathcliff and Catherine, as well as intriguing historical insights on the family from our knowledgeable guide and host. 

The tour includes admission to the Brontë Parsonage Museum, located in the house where the sisters penned their beloved novels, along with an exclusive talk by the museum’s knowledgeable staff.

About The Speaker

Christa Ackroyd

Christa Ackroyd is a British journalist and broadcaster, working locally, regionally and nationally in newspapers, on radio and television. From the age of 9, Christa has had a passion for the Brontës. So much so that if ever she was asked her favourite place to visit, it would always be Haworth, the Parsonage and the moors so loved by Yorkshire’s most famous literary family.