Brontë Birthplace

Welcome to

Thornton, Village

Thornton village invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey, where history, literature, and natural beauty converge to create a truly unique experience. Whether you’re a literary enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, Thornton has something special to offer. Come and discover the timeless allure of our village, and let its charm capture your heart.

Thornton Viaduct

Thornton Viaduct is an impressive railway bridge located in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire. It is a notable landmark that showcases both architectural elegance and engineering prowess. The viaduct spans the picturesque Thornton valley, formerly serving as a crucial transportation link for trains passing through the area.

Today, Thornton Viaduct remains an important piece of industrial heritage in Bradford. Although its primary function was to support the passage of trains, it continues to captivate visitors with its awe-inspiring beauty and historic charm and is now a well-known cycle and walking route. The viaduct’s picturesque setting, surrounded by rolling hills and verdant landscapes, makes it a popular spot for photographers, nature enthusiasts, and history buffs alike.

Bell Chapel

In 2000 the restoration of the Brontë Bell Chapel and it’s surrounding graveyard began marking the start of a remarkable journey. Like-minded individuals, passionate about preserving the chapel’s history and creating a welcoming space for visitors, gradually found each other. Some had expertise in gardening, woodwork, landscaping, or general labor, while others were eager to learn.

For those intrigued by the Brontë sisters’ captivating life stories, a visit to the Brontë Bell Chapel is a must. It is an integral part of the Brontë Country locations, and conveniently located within walking distance from the sisters’ birthplace. Moreover, the site is accessible to all, featuring a wheelchair-friendly ramp that allows everyone to indulge in the chapel’s serene surroundings.