Wentworth Castle Gardens
South Yorkshire’s only Grade I listed landscape (and National Trust site) offers acres of parkland and gardens to explore as Autumn continues. There are surprises along every avenue at Wentworth Castle Gardens, including a castle that is not what it seems.
Totalling 63 acres of stunning gardens and 500 acres of beautiful parkland, visitors to Wentworth Castle Gardens can enjoy a whole day exploring gorgeous views.
In 1695, royal diplomat Thomas Wentworth was outraged when his cousin inherited his family home, neighbouring Wentworth Woodhouse. Determined to outdo him, Wentworth created this site - once known as ‘the finest garden in England’.
The fairy-tale like ‘ancient ruins’ of Stainborough Castle, along with other monuments, follies and garden buildings are just some of the results of Wentworth’s vision.
Full of exotic plants, the Victorian Conservatory is always worth a visit, and Lady Lucy’s Walk – an avenue of towering lime trees – is a sight to behold.
Green-fingered horticulturalists won’t want to miss the Victorian Flower Garden, maze-like Union Jack Garden and the winding paths of the Fernery.
Incredible views of Yorkshire’s lush green countryside can be seen from across the parkland, home to herds of red and fallow deer.
Help the whole family get closer to nature with a bug hunt or make use of the many fantastic hide and seek spots to spend quality time together.
Feeling chilly in the frosty outdoors? Warm up inside the Long Barn café, serving hot and cold food, drinks, and delectable cakes!
- Address: Park Drive, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3EN
- Admission: Adults £8.50, children £4.25; free for National Trust members
- Opening Times: 10am-5pm daily
- Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wentworth-castle-gardens
- Phone: 01226 776040