Monday, 27 March 2017

A Room With A View - The Old White Lion Inn, Haworth

I've been checking out a few different places to stay in my beloved Haworth in order to choose a couple of favourite ones for my increasingly frequent visits to this beautiful place. Last time I was there a couple of weeks ago, I stayed in the Old White Lion on the top of Main Street. It is an 18th century pub and hotel with original architectural features and furnished in traditional, old world style which is what I always seek out. My single room was small, but very clean and comfortable. What impressed me most about the room was its breathtaking, sweeping views over Changegate and Worth Valley to the left, Rawdon Road and Oakworth straight ahead, and towards Keighley on the right.

I decided to take shots of the view at dusk and then again in the morning. As I was getting ready to go out for an evening meal I watched the nightfall and lights slowly coming on in the streets below and in the distance below the horizon. The frame with a solitary figure walking down the street on the left is my favourite among the ones I took.

I have only managed to take a photo of an unobstructed view of the front of the hotel at night, because during the day there were cars parked outside it looking very incongruous in their surroundings. The pub/hotel looks small, but it is actually quite big with 15 on suite rooms.

When I woke up in the morning I opened wide the window, went back to bed and took this photo sitting up in my bed. What a wonderful view to wake up to, even on a cheerless, overcast day!

After breakfast, which I had with my lovely friend from Haworth, and before check out it was time to take a few shots of the White Lion's interior. This is the breakfast room, our breakfast dishes still on the table on the right of the photo.

The lounge with its typical English traditional, country decor. I just love pubs like this. Their warm, cosy and homely atmosphere makes me feel relaxed and comfortable.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed staying at The White Lion and will most certainly be back. It is also somewhere I would like to come for a quiet drink. In fact, it could easily become my favourite place for a much welcome refreshment after walking on the moor or around the village. I had a look at their food menu and found it very interesting and inviting, so it won't be long before I come here for lunch or dinner, too.


  1. It's so beautiful photos, brava Vesna! <3 :*

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