Thornton is a small village, just a 15 minute drive from Bradford City Centre. It’s the home of the Brontes, has a budding gallery and community space and a collective of passionate people. The Bronte’s birthplace is now a café – appropriately named Emily’s – popular with both locals and tourists alike.
One of Thornton’s main attractions in Thornton Viaduct. Thornton Viaduct is a disused railway viaduct crossing Pinch Beck valley. It stopped carrying passengers in 1955 but remained open to goods until the 1960s. At that time, the railway closed and the tracks were pulled up. The viaduct is now a Grade II listed building.