Bradford Literature Festival’s flagship event returns for another foray into the wonderful 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 year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Branwell Brontë and veteran host and passionate Brontë fan, Christa Ackroyd, will guide you on a specially tailored tour, casting new light on the life of the often overshadowed only son.

The journey includes:

  • A journey on a beautiful vintage coach
  • A visit to Thornton village, home to Patrick Brontë and birthplace of all four siblings
  • Lunch at The Lord Nelson Pub in Luddenden, a regular haunt of Branwell Brontë
  • Views of the magnificent moors made famous by Wuthering Heights
  • A tour of the Brontë Parsonage Museum
  • Specialist insight into the life and work of each member of the family

By the end of the day, we will have walked in the footsteps of the Brontës and returned with a fresh understanding and renewed passion for the works of this extraordinary family.

About The Host

Christa Ackroyd

Christa Ackroyd is a British journalist and broadcaster, best known as a former presenter for the regional TV news programmes Calendar and Look North. From the age of 9, Christa has always had a passion for the Brontes. 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.