The Local Area
There is plenty to do in the local area around Bottoms Farm holiday cottages, with Haworth, Keighley, Skipton, Hebden Bridge, and Halifax all being within easy travelling distance and having a wide range of things to do that should cover all interests and age ranges.
You also have the village of Oakworth, which has it’s own olde worlde railway station, part of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
Just 6 miles away is the world famous UNESCO Heritage site of Saltaire.
Saltaire has been preserved as a Victorian Industrial village, mill owner, Sir Titus Salt built the village for his workers and today Saltaire attracts visitors from all over the world to its magnificent architecture and visitor attractions.
The Salts Mill complex is the main feature of Saltaire and houses the 1853 Gallery, here you will find one of the largest collections of art by Bradfordian David Hockney.
Take the time to visit Saltaire United Reformed church which is one of Britains most precious architectural treasures.
A little further afield there’s Bradford for the National Media Museum of Photography, with its 5 storey high “Imax” Screen and its many curry houses.
For the serious shoppers, Leeds is only 20 miles away or a 30 minute train journey from Keighley for a massive selection of theatres, restaurants and shops including the famous Victoria Quarter home of one of the few Harvey Nicholls stores to be found outside London.
The nearest main town, Keighley, has 3 large supermarkets (one 24 hour) and an indoor market. The Settle to Carlisle Railway which travels over the spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct can be picked up in Keighley as it actually starts its journey in Leeds.
Cliffe Castle Museum and its wonderful gardens and the National Trust property, East Riddlesden Hall can also be found in Keighley.
For guests who prefer to stay a little closer to home there are some wonderful waymarked walks which can be taken right from the farm, the millennium walk is literally yards from the cottage doorstep.
There is also the famous five rise locks along the canal in Bingley, and if you’re here in July then you could watch the straw race in Oxenhope.