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Yorkshire Dales
Springtime in Yorkshire, "Th' world's all fair begun this mornin', it has," says Dickon in The Secret Garden. Yorkshire hills and dales are the perfect place to hike or simply stroll with kids through lovely scenery, filled with farms, wildlife, medieval abbeys and ancient towns.

Yorkshire Dales


North York Moors

    Brontes Parsonage Museum (Haworth, near Bradford) – Visit the Parsonage in Haworth, home to Emily and Charlotte Bronte. Haworth is surrounded by theYorkshire moors where the sisters rambled while they wrote their rambling novels. Even if your kids haven't read the Bronte novels, the moors will give them something to remember.
      From the charming village of Haworth, take footpaths to Bronte Falls, Bronte Bridge and the Bronte Stone where the sisters wrote stories. Farther up on the moors is Top Withins, a ruin on a windy hillside, thought to be the setting of Wuthering Heights.
Mother Shipton's Cave (Knaresborough) – At Mother Shipton's Cave is one of those oddities, where water from the Petrifying Well above seeps down into the cave. Over the years, people have brought everyday objects which quickly become encased in stone. A tourist site since 1630, it's "England's oldest attraction."
kids books yorkshire england
The Secret Garden  
The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett, Tasha Tudor

Sent to live in a gloomy manor on the bleak Yorkshire moors, Mary and her friends Dickon and Colin bring a neglected garden back to life. Bring this timeless favorite on your trip to read while you explore Yorkshire. (Chapter book)


Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte, Jane E. Gerver

Easy-to-read version of Charlotte Bronte's classic. Orphan Jane Eyre takes a position as governess at Thornfield Hall. She falls in love with Edward Rochester, but there's a mystery brewing, and Jane is separated from her beloved Rochester. (Easy reader)


Jane Eyre easy reader kids books
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase kids books adventure yorkshire england  

Wonderful Victorian-style adventure in Yorkshire – cousins Bonnie and Sylvia, helped by Simon, narrowly escape ravenous wolves in the snow, only to fall into the clutches of a scheming governess, who's taken over Willoughby Chase. (Chapter book)

Simon's adventures continue in Black Hearts in Battersea.


(More children's books on other England pages)
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