Keeping it simple in Keighley
Keighley is a lovely town in West Yorkshire. It’s old fashioned charm is a welcome site and nestled as it is between at the confluence of the Rivers Aire and Worth and in the Keighley Moors, it is a perfect place to visit. You can find plenty of opportunity to enjoy the premium e-liquids and equipment from one of the three Medusa Juice Vape Shops located in King’s Lynn, Peterborough and Norwich.
In October of 1305, a Lancashire knight, Henry de Keighley was granted permission by King Henry I to hold a market where the town now stands. The town’s industries have typically been in textiles, particularly wool and cotton processing. In addition to the manufacture of textiles there were several large factories making textile machinery.
East Riddlesden Hall is a fine example of a 17th century manor house and is a National Trust Property. The property has stunning gardens, tea room and a varied programme of events. Another fine country house to visit is Cliffe Castle, originally the spectacular mansion of the local Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, H I Butterfield. The house is now a large museum with a wide variety of displays. These include an array of glittering minerals, mounted birds and animals, original furnished rooms with chandeliers, William Morris stained glass and a programme of temporary exhibitions. There is also a fantastic children’s playground in the surrounding grounds.
Keighley has a vast array of other attractions including, Ingrow Rail Museums and the Bus Museum, so you will never be without something to do.
There are plenty of opportunities to shop in Keighley and the popular Cavendish Street is a good place to start for local independent shops. The Airedale Shopping Centre also has lots to offer with its high street names.
Nearby is the picturesque village of Haworth, once home to the famous authors, the Brontes. You can reach the village of Haworth by taking a ride on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. This heritage railway passes through Haworth and terminates at Oxenhope. The railway featured the film The Railway Children and many other modern classics.
Set amidst the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, it is an open and pleasant manufacturing town which was largely developed during the 19th-century as a result of its weaving industry. There are some notable historic attractions, including the restored Keighley and Worth Valley Light Railway, and it is a good base from which to explore the surrounding hills, moors and valleys. The town is a thriving commercial and retail centre.
Keighley was a significant manor by the time of Domesday Book-when the scribe spelled it Chichleai. It was granted a market charter by Edward I as early as 1305 and by Tudor times the textile trade had firmly taken root. It was the advent of power-driven machinery in the mills in the 19th century which brought significant change.
Speaking of change, Keighley is a fantastic place to try out some new flavours from Medusa Juice or perhaps a new tank and equipment from Medusa Juice Vape Shop.
West Yorkshire shines
Museums figure prominently in Keighley and here’s a few that you won’t want to miss out on, Bronte Parsonage Museum, Vintage Carriages Trust Museum of Rail Travel, Cliffe Castle Museum and Park, Salts Mill and Keighley Civic Centre and Police Museum.
Other interesting and informative places to visit while in Keighley are Top Whitens, Bingley Five Rise Locks, Haworth Parish Church and Saltaire Village. Also don’t forget the Keighley War Memorial, Lund’s Tower, Cartwright Hall and Hesketh Farm Park.
If you’re looking for a real adventure, be sure to try some of the different or exotic choices in Keighley, such as Thornwood Alpaca Trekking, St Leonard’s Farm Park, Shibden park, and Skipton Castle Woods. You can also visit Skipton Castle, Hardcastle Crags and Victoria Hall, all of which are unique and different.
Shopping is fun in Keighley as well and there’s also a few art galleries you can spend your time in. I also enjoyed the time we spent in Sunbridge Wells and Heppenstall. If you’re leaning toward the shopping opportunity, give Antiques At The Mill a try. Got a sweet tooth? There’s a lovely chocolatier called And Chocolate Of Haworth that you can stock up on candy or just enjoy the rich scents that float on the air.
Hawksby’s is a great gift shop and some other nice ones are Scartop Haworth, Oh La La, Keighley Market Hall, and Daisy Days. Local art gallery, Cartwright Hall and its counterparts like Wuthering Arts help make your days a bit brighter while giving you a sense of the culture in these parts dating back through the earliest days of settlement. Some other fun and interesting shops are Diamond Soles, Grove Bookshop and Music, Been Busy and Crystal Space. There’s even a couple places where you can make something artistic and take it home. These are Create Cafe and Salt Pots Ceramic Studio. Both of which give you an experience and a souvenir of your time spent in Keighley.
Don’t forget to sample some of the local cuisine, these range from cheap eats to fine dining, but in the moderate price range, you simply must try to make time to dine at The Old Registry Restaurant, The Cookhouse, Haworth Steam Brewery, The Fleece Inn and Moghuls On The Rocks. You will want to see the sprawling West Yorkshire countryside, so get out and about every single chance you get.
Rollin’ down the road
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