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Top Withens

Top Withens (SD981353) (also known as Top Withins) is a ruined farmhouse near Haworth, West Yorkshire, England which is said to have been the inspiration for the location of the Earnshaw family house Wuthering Heights in the novel of the same name by Emily Brontë.

A plaque affixed to a wall reads:

The ruin lies on the Pennine Way east of Withins Height below Delf Hill. It is a popular walking destination from nearby Haworth and Stanbury. Such is the attraction to Japanese literary tourists that some footpath signs in the area include directions in Japanese.

Top Withens from the south
Brontë Society plaque at Top Withens
A moorland sheep in front of the derelict building

Coordinates: 53°48′53″N 2°01′47″W / 53.814810°N 2.029789°W / 53.814810; -2.029789

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