4. West Yorkshire
Another location with an impressive literary legacy, West Yorkshire was home to the Brontë sisters and the inspiration for their classic books. Now a museum, the Brontë Parsonage (pictured above) in the picturesque village of Haworth provides a fascinating insight into the life of the family.
Anyone interested in the history of rail travel will relish a visit to another of West Yorkshire’s gems: the Middleton Railway, established in 1758 and the world’s oldest continuously working railway. Today it is run by a group of volunteers and still offers passenger services on weekends and public holidays.