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Best Bronte tour ever!

We highly recommend this personalized tour of the Bronte sisters’ home town of Haworth, and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
usa679
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Seattle, Washington
"Fabulous"

We were visiting Haworth for the weekend and meeting up with friends. I had booked the tour with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Discover Yorkshire with Brontë Walks. We offer tours, guides and so much more to make your visit to Yorkshire a memorable one. I am a Blue Badge Tourist Guide for Yorkshire and my love of the county and in particular Haworth and the moors that surround it is the inspiration for my work. I offer a wide range of guides walks, tours, support for tour companies, meet and greet services, day tours, drive tours and extended tours across the whole of Yorkshire. My job is to help you discover Yorkshire and all that it has to offer. The ‘Passionate Brontës’ is our acclaimed walking tour of Haworth that tells the story of the Brontë family. I use their letters, poems and writing to weave the story into the social fabric of the times. This is offered as either a scheduled walk that all are welcome to join, or as a private tour. It is the most wonderful prelude to visiting the Parsonage Museum. The times for these walks do vary and it is best to check when they are running.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We highly recommend this personalized tour of the Bronte sisters’ home town of Haworth, and the Bronte parsonage! Our personal guide, Johnnie Briggs, is a true renaissance man, with unparalleled knowledge of every detail of Bronte history and lore, plus the enthusiasm to make it...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Both Leri and I really enjoyed our day with you and were really pleased that you did as well. It is lovely to offer a Bronte day to those who are staying in York and the combination...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Haworth for the weekend and meeting up with friends. I had booked the tour with Johnny much to the amusement of the rest of the group. However that changed as soon as we met Johhny and we all discovered what an intelligent...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. It was a wonderful walk and I knew from the moment that I met you that it was going to be fun. Sometimes when a group meets on the steps they just get on with each other and give...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Johnnie showed our group of international students Haworth on, possibly, the coldest day ever! It was bitterly cold yet the group loved every minute of Johnnie's tour. He was friendly, really engaging and got the group's attention with his energetic delivery and stories which were...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was such a joy working with you and your group. As I recall it was an extremely cold day, but it was fun and the students seemed to really enjoy their day. I wish you well and hope...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mother & I have just enjoyed a wonderful tour of Haworth with Johnny. He brought to life the story of the Bronte family & the history of the church & this beautiful village. Its my mother's 78th birthday today & the walk was very...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cerys, thank you for your kind words and wonderful review. It was such a pleasure meeting both your Mum and yourself, especially on your Mum's birthday. It was a wonderful walk and your Mum has such a deep knowledge and love of the Bronte story...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I checked the website and noted that today's walk was quite clearly scheduled to be going ahead. I double checked by trying to ring. The phone was switched off. I triple checked by submitting an online query. I received no reply. I had therefore no...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Paul. I can only apologise for today. You did everything you could to check if the walk was going ahead and I let you down and again I do apologise to you and your wife. I unfortunately was covering for a colleague on delivering...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Joined Johnny Briggs this morning for his tour and history lesson about the Brontes. I was in awe of his ability to engage the group, trigger my emotions and educate me! From his initial questions to his final reading, he had my complete attention. He...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind and heart felt words. It was a delight to share a walk with you and it was a wonderful mix of people within the group. I wish you and your wife well for the future and I look...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I experienced more than two hours in the company of Johnnie and enjoyed the experience hugely. Johnnie is a gifted storyteller, a highly enthusiastic teacher and a thoroughly nice bloke. He guided us around the streets of Haworth and brought the history...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review. I was a pleasure to share a walk with you both. The private walks do give us more time to follow questions and ideas and it was wonderful to follow the theme of literature and social...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Prior to visiting Haworth we did our ' homework' and found the reviews of Johnnie's tours. At £7.50 each we thought it was worth it. I'll admit we were lucky in that we were the only guests that day and had Johnnie to ourselves for...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a lovely walk and you were both such good company, it was a delight to share a walk and stories with you. I am so glad that you met Margaret, her family are such a part of...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The reviews speak for themselves! Reading through all the previous reviews gave us huge confidence that a walk with Johnnie would be a great experience and we weren't disappointed! Our family of 5 (3 kids aged 7, 8 and 10), plus grandad enjoyed a great...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your Wonderful review. I really enjoyed meeting your family and sharing stories with you. The solving of the puzzle in the Church was impressive, not many people find the answer and for the children to solve it, that was very good. I...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Johnnie has a way of telling the Bronte story that just pulls you right in. My sister and I were fortunate to have him all to ourselves and he brought the story of this amazing family completely to life, to the point of tears at...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and I really loved the story of your childhood Christmas plays. it was the perfect example of sisters and brothers playing together and perhaps being directed by the older sister!...More

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Megan D
25 May 2018|
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Response from Johnnie B | Property representative |
Hello Megan, Yes, there is a walk on Sunday, May 27th at 1.00pm and you are more than welcome to join us. We meet on the Church Steps at the top of Haworth's Main Street, just by the red telephone box. Best wishes, Johnnie
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Response from Johnnie B | Property representative |
Hello. I hope all is well with you. The simple answer is yes we work all year. There will be scheduled tours and there are opportunities for walks onto the moors. Please contact me closer to the time and I will be able to... More
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GreenHamstring
18 April 2018|
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Response from Johnnie B | Property representative |
Hello, I hope all is well with you. Yes, we can offer a tour for you on Friday at a time of your choice. As a private tour there is a minimum cost of £30.00, that is £15.00 each. The tour takes two hours and we will... More
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