Visit Penistone - a Wonderful Yorkshire Town

Discover Penistone

Penistone is the highest market town in the country and one of the Pennines’ best kept secrets. There’s something here for everyone, from the annual Penistone Show to stunning walking scenery and even a charming Picture House that was built in the 1900s.

Penistone is renowned for its traditional English charm, with a rich heritage that dates back to the Domesday Book. The town is home to the highest market place in the country, offering a unique shopping experience with a variety of local produce and crafts. The iconic St. John the Baptist Church, with its beautiful stained glass windows and ancient yew tree, is a must-visit for history enthusiasts.

The town is also a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. With its close proximity to the Trans Pennine Trail, Penistone offers a plethora of walking, cycling, and horse riding opportunities. The breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, with its rolling hills, lush green fields, and clear blue skies, are truly a sight to behold.

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat, a cultural exploration, or an adventurous getaway, Penistone, South Yorkshire, has something for everyone. Come and discover the magic of this enchanting town for yourself.

Accommodation in Penistone

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Picture of The One in the Middle

The One in the Middle

286 Manchester Road Millhouse Green, Penistone, S36 9NR, United Kingdom


30 Ward Street , Penistone, S36 6EP, United Kingdom

Hartcliffe Retreat

Hartcliffe Hill Road, Penistone, S36 9FS, United Kingdom

The Blacksmiths Arms

Manchester Road, MIllhouse Green, Penistone, S36 9NQ, United Kingdom


Millhouse Lane, Millhouse Green, Penistone, S36 9NU, United Kingdom

Hunter House, Sheffield

31 High Street, Penistone, Penistone, S36 6BR, United Kingdom

Cubley Hall

Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Penistone, Penistone, S36 9DF, United Kingdom

Underbank Hall Cottage

Underbank Hall Cottage, Underbank Hall, Underbank Lane, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 2BL, United Kingdom

Wyndell Cruck Cottage

Wyndell Cruck Cottage, Wind Hill Farm, Oaks Lane, Midhopestones, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 4GH, United Kingdom

Willow Cottage

Willow Cottage, The Old Sawmill, New Mill Bank, Bolsterstone, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 3ZG, United Kingdom

Chestnut Cottage

Chestnut Cottage, The Old Sawmill, New Mill Bank, Bolsterstone, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 3ZG, United Kingdom

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Penistone on the map

10 Facts about Penistone

  1. Penistone is a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.
  2. The town is one of the highest market towns in the country, standing at an elevation of over 250 metres above sea level (Hawes is higher, at 262 metres above sea level).
  3. Penistone has a rich history dating back to the 13th century, with the first recorded mention of the town in 1209.
  4. The town is home to the Penistone Viaduct, a prominent local landmark that was built in 1845.
  5. Penistone Church Football Club, established in 1906, is one of the oldest football clubs in the world.
  6. The town hosts an annual agricultural show, the Penistone Show, which attracts thousands of visitors from across the country.
  7. Penistone has a thriving community cinema, the Penistone Paramount, which was originally built as a theatre in 1914 and still retains its original Wurlitzer organ.
  8. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with the Peak District National Park just a short drive away.
  9. Penistone is known for its traditional market, which has been held in the town since the 1699.
  10. The town is home to St John the Baptist Church, a Grade I listed building that dates back to the 14th century.

FAQs about Penistone

What are some popular attractions in Penistone, South Yorkshire?

Some popular attractions include the Penistone Paramount Cinema, St John’s Church, and the Penistone Viaduct. The Trans Pennine Trail also passes through Penistone, offering beautiful walking and cycling routes.

What is the best time to visit Penistone, South Yorkshire?

Penistone can be visited at any time of the year. However, if you want to enjoy outdoor activities, the best time would be during the spring and summer months from April to September.

What are the transportation options in Penistone?

Penistone is well connected by road and rail. The Penistone railway station offers regular services to Sheffield and Huddersfield. Buses also run regularly to nearby towns and cities.

What types of food are popular or unique in Penistone?

Traditional British food is popular in Penistone. You can also find a variety of other cuisines including Italian, Indian, and Chinese. The town is also known for its local farmers market where you can buy fresh local produce.

Are there any annual events or festivals in Penistone?

Yes, Penistone hosts several annual events including the Penistone Show, a traditional agricultural show held in September, and the Penistone Gala Weekend in June. The Penistone Paramount Cinema also hosts a film festival annually.

Where to visit next?

After visiting Penistone, a visitor might like to explore the vibrant city of Sheffield, or historic Harrogate, which is just a short drive away. Sheffield is known for its rich industrial heritage and its modern, cultural scene. Visitors can explore the Millennium Gallery, which houses a mix of contemporary art and design exhibitions. For those interested in history, the Kelham Island Museum offers a glimpse into Sheffield’s steelmaking past. Nature lovers can enjoy the tranquility of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens or take a leisurely stroll in the Peak District National Park, w

Why not try the Peak District or head into Barnsley for fish & chips.