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Bronte Walks

Keighley, England
+44 7749 108105
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Best Tour Ever

I booked a full day tour with Johnnie a few months before our trip. I am a huge Bronte fan but my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
brendalyngaeta
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Fresno, California
A personal podcast

My mom and I had an absolutely incredible day with Johnnie, both in Haworth and on the Moors, with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Erica W
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Philadelphia
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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 3 days ago

I booked a full day tour with Johnnie a few months before our trip. I am a huge Bronte fan but my daughter is not so much... Johnnie was so good that out of all the things we did in England and France my daughter...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My mom and I had an absolutely incredible day with Johnnie, both in Haworth and on the Moors, with the Brontë Experience. Johnnie is a font of knowledge, who has interesting, well-researched, and lovely facts and quotes at his fingertips, so that every second of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My tour of the Yorkshire moors with Johnnie Briggs could just as easily have been a long walk with an old and dear friend I hadn't seen for far too long. The trip was one I had longed for since childhood, and Johnnie brought it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on my third walking tour with Johnnie and once again he did not disappoint. This time we went to Lothersdale where he pointed out a house in which Charlotte Bronte worked as a governess. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about the Brontes...More

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

Laurel, thank you for your kind words. It was such a lovely walk with Leri, Lemony and you, I really enjoyed it. It was such a wonderful weekend of events for Emily's birthday and it was good to share it with you. I wish you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Johnnie was a very knowledgeable and engaging guide. He sets the social context that the Bronte family grew up in really well; much better than the official museum. Interesting content on many different levels.More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, it was very kind of you. I do love the social history and putting the story of the family into the context of the times and the Passionate Brontes tour is a great prelude to visiting the museum. I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To go on a tour with Johnnie is to be transported to and enveloped in the Brontë story. Not only is he full of knowledge, but he is also a most gifted storyteller. He brought the tale of this fascinating family to life in a...More

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

Audrey, thank you for your wonderful review. It was lovely to meet you both and I wish you well. It was a splendid walk and I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Best wishes, Johnnie.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Our grateful thanks to Johnnie for his wonderful account of the Bronte family history, brought to life through his gifted voice and style of delivery. My wife and I did not come to Haworth seeking this but Johnnie has whet our appetites. Johnnie skilfully utilised...More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a fun walk and you all seemed to get on so well. Your words are very kind. It is a great story to tell and one that still inspires people. I wish you well and hope to...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I went on a guided walking tour up to Top Withens with Johnnie in June and it was absolutely lovely! Johnnie is wonderful company and I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the moors, the wildlife and the Brontes. Definitely would recommend Bronte Walks, thank you...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hello Emma, thank you for your lovely review, it was kind of you. I really enjoyed our walk together, it was fun and thank you for your stories. I hope to see you again. Best wishes, Johnnie.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

While this is not a review of Bronte Walks themselves, we had the pleasure of Johnnie's company for an extended weekend tour of Yorkshire. We travelled from Belgium with a group of 16 adults (mostly seniors) who are studying English. This was a trip intended...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review and generous words. It was a true delight to work with your group and play a part in their Yorkshire adventure. I wish you well with your new chapter and I wish the group well with their continuing adventures....More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

I was travelling alone and went on a walk of the moors with Johnnie last week. From the trip in his vintage car to our walk which was rich in information and relaxed conversation ( I even lost my voice!) I was enthralled and exhilarated...More

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Johnnie B, Owner at Bronte Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. I really enjoyed our walk and conversation. Your stories of the 'Teacher of the Air' were inspiring and I will carry the images with me for a long time. I wish you well with your wedding...More

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BritLitLover
30 July 2018|
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Response from Johnnie B | Property representative |
Hello, I hope all is well in New Mexico. I am afraid that there are no walks on either of those dates, I am already booked up. I am sorry. Best wishes Johnnie Briggs
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pall27
29 June 2018|
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Response from Johnnie B | Property representative |
Hello, I hope all is well with you. Yes, we are running a Passionate Bronte Tour on July 19th at 10.30am. This is the story of the family, using their letters, poems and writing to weave the story into the social fabric of... More
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keikobunker
22 June 2018|
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Response from Johnnie B | Property representative |
Hello, I hope all is well with you. Yes, we do provide private guided walks out onto the moors. The heather should be in bloom and the moors will look spectacular. We plan the route to meet your needs and interests. At... More
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