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Wentworth Castle Gardens

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Contact

Reception

01226 776040

Address

Lowe Lane,
Stainborough,
Barnsley,
S75 3ET

Details

Wentworth Castle Gardens - the day out on your doorstep.

Wentworth Castle Gardens is a great place to discover with beautiful gardens, historic deer park and large adventure playground. With a family friendly teamroom, gift shop and year round programme of fun events, there really is something for the whole family to enjoy.

First time visitors will be amazed to find this hidden jewel with its formal garden, parkland follies and ruined castle just 5 minutes from Junction 37 of the M1 motorway!

There is a varied programme of events throughout the year with regular guided walks, children's activities and a great summer programme of outdoor performances. Full details of all our events can be found on the estate's website on www.wentworthcastle.org.

Restoring Wentworth Castle to its full glory is a lifetime's work, which means that every time you visit us you are helping make that vision a reality. You will also be able to see the restoration project in action and keep up-to-date with progress. We began the restoration of our fragile Victorian Glasshouse in July 2012, and expect it to be completed by Summer 2013.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for visually impaired

Opening details

All year daily (except Christmas day): Apr-Sep 10am-5pm, Oct-Mar 10am-4pm.

Prices

Car Park, Gardens & Adventure Playground (car park token included): Adult £5.50,
Concessions (over 60, student, registered disabled) £4.40, Children (3-16) £2.95,
Under 3’s are free. Please see website for further details.

Location

Directions

See location of Wentworth Castle on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 319032  Lat: 53.52491 Long: -1.51972

Wentworth Castle is situated in the village of Stainborough near Barnsley, about 2 miles from Junction 37 of the M1

From the M1 motorway
Please follow the brown tourist and Garden directional signs after you leave the motorway at Junction 37 (Barnsley). Follow signs for Barnsley Town Centre (A628) – taking the first exit on the roundabout if you are coming from the north and the third exit on the roundabout if you are travelling from the south.
Take middle lane (signed A6133) at the traffic lights. Turn right at traffic lights (signposted Doncaster A6133 – brown sign at junction). Continue along the dual carriageway until next set of traffic lights (approx 1 mile) where you turn right. Turn left at next junction after you have crossed over the motorway. Continue through Gilroyd until you reach Stainborough Village. Go straight forward at the crossroads junction, past the Strafford Arms pub and follow the estate road up the hill to the visitor car park. The entrance to the Gardens is through the Long Barn Visitor Centre.

From Manchester/Sheffield/Huddersfield via A616 and A628
From the town of Penistone travel towards Barnsley on the A628. Stay on the A628 through Silkstone and Dodworth until you reach Junction 37 of the M1.

By Bus
Services 23 and 24 from Barnsley Interchange to Penistone and Stocksbridge run along Lowe Lane to the site. For bus departure times, telephone Traveline on 01709 515151

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Barnsley station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired