If you as much a fan of "Wuthering Heights" as I am, then the landscape that inspired Emily Brontė's darkly romantic story with its tormented lovers is bound to be fascinating. Which is why this is such a good time of year to visit Brontė country, in the West Yorkshire Ridings, to see the countryside, the village and the home that inspired all the Brontės, Emily, Charlotte, Anne and Branwell Brontė. Yes, it might be windy and even a little wet, but can you imagine "Wuthering Heights" in sunshine? I don't think so.
The Brontė Parsonage Museum, in Haworth, West Yorkshire, brings the early 19th century home of the family alive. It's a fascinating place and makes a fine anchor for a tour of other Brontė landmarks like Top Withins, the model for Wuthering Heights, pictured above in 1940. Sadly, it's a ruin now, but the landscape and views give a stark sense of Heathcliffe's bleak and lonely house.
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