Within walking distance of Bronte Cottage, the atmospheric Oakwell Hall was much visited by Charlotte Bronte and featured as "FieldHead" in the Novel "Shirley" . More recently Oakwell Hall featured significantly in ITV's interpretation of Emily Brontes novel, 'Wuthering Heights'.
Charlotte Bronte's description of ‘Fieldhead’ in the novel Shirley was inspired by the magnificent Elizabethan manor house which is Oakwell Hall in Birstall.
Built in 1583 the Hall was home to the Batt family during the 1690’s and is now set in 100 acres of managed, mature country park, incorporating period gardens, exhibitions, cafe, shop and children’s play area.
A lovely setting for a summer picnic, or enjoy the changing scenery on a stroll at any time of year.
Oakwell Hall hosts a range of seasonal events throughout the year. Click on the link below to see whats on during your visit.