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Address: 281 Oxford Road | Gomersal, Bradford BD19 4JP, England
Phone Number: 441274335056
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Delightful former cloth merchant's home with atmospheric period roos, set...

Delightful former cloth merchant's home with atmospheric period roos, set in enchanting period gardens. Charlotte Bronte visited her friend Mary Taylor in the 1830s and featured the house and family in her novel Shirley. Restored outbuildings house Bronte and local history exhibitions.

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A must for devoted Bronte enthusiasts

The Red House was the home of Charlotte Bronte's lifelong friend Mary Taylor. In the novel 'Shirley' the Red House is featured as 'Briarmains'. There is a very good free booklet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Red House was the home of Charlotte Bronte's lifelong friend Mary Taylor. In the novel 'Shirley' the Red House is featured as 'Briarmains'. There is a very good free booklet called 'The Brontes in Pennine Yorkshire'' which explains all about the Bronte family connection to this part of West Yorkshire. Don't miss the Exhibition Centre near the Cafe area.... More 

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North West England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is quite a small property in comparison to the other houses/museums in the area such as Bagshaw Hall and Oakwell Hall. There is a small entrance fee, good parking, small gardens to explore, the house is a "livable" size, the rooms feel very "staged" with rope barriers and some lifesize figures in various rooms. Seemed a little odd to... More 

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Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Red House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, glad you had an interesting visit and yes we do have children's activities on at the moment! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Quite a few of these kirklees attractions are faced with closure , they are just not as popular as rthe bronte parsonage and other popular places , this is a super place and it would be a crying shame to see it close. Looked after not in away to maximise profits and looking after visiters makes me think that the... More 

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Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Red House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed our superb house and interesting exhibitions. More 

Mirfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

A beautiful house well presented and supported. A visit to Red House is a trip back in time to see how the other half lived.

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Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Red House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, so pleased to hear your comments. More 

Saltaire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

An1830s cloth merchant's home with fascinating Brontë connections. We arrived on 2nd Jan to find only the the main house open, hence a reduced entry fee. The gardens are seasonal so I make no comment on them. The hall has little information and you can visit all rooms in less than 30 minutes

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Heckmondwike, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Educational, historical,well looked after garden with old roses etc. Themed events during the year for all ages.

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Dewsbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A small local 'museum' with a country house 'feel'..lots of period (Georgian) detail&furnishings plus a Coach House section.

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Ilkley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

An amazing historic house with beautiful gardens and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We enjoyed looking around all the rooms, which are decorated as they would have been in 1832. The children were kept entertained by their own trail and there's a lovely little shop at the end with pocket money toys. Having been to several Bronte attractions, including those... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

small museum, gives an impression of a house in the times off Charlotte Bronte. A little shop with books of Charlotte Bronte.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Less famous than its Haworth competitor this site is a must visit for anyone interested in the Brontes - or the social history of milling in the West Riding. The house is pretty much as it was during the Victorian era with sympathetic displays and limited information on the Bronte connection. The gardens are lovely too - and there is... More 

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