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Renishaw Hall & Gardens
3.98km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Renishaw Hall and Gardens boasts 7 acres of stunning gardens created by Sir George Sitwell in 1885. The Italianate gardens feature various rooms with extravagant herbaceous borders. Rose gardens, rare trees, and shrubs, National Collection of Yuccas, sculptures, woodland walks and lakes create a magical and engaging garden experience.
Chesterfield Parish Church
5.1km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
It is the largest church in Derbyshire, a built-in local stone in a Decorated Gothic style. Altogether it’s a church much like any other in England, unremarkable except for its strangely crooked tower. It lies within the Diocese of Derby, in which it forms part of the Archdeaconry of Chesterfield. One of the iconic attractions in this area as well as a famous pilgrimage site too.
7.52km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
This hilltop castle was built as a fashionable retreat for 17th-Century courtiers to entertain influential guests. It was used by the Cavendish family of nearby Welbeck Abbey for short stays and day trips. Its experimental design and painted interiors represent an astonishing survival. The site is now in the care of the English Heritage charity, as both a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Rother Valley Country Park
8.08km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
The Rother Valley Country Park is a country park in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, close to Rotherham's border with Sheffield and Derbyshire. It covers 3 square kilometres,has four artificial lakes, recreational activities and nature reserves. The majority of the park is on land that was open cast for coal, with the main excavation sites filled by the artificial lakes.
8.14km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
It is a series of 3 beautiful reservoirs which was built between 1855 and 1904 and, between them, they hold more than 240 million gallons of water. The reservoirs are surrounded by fields and bluebell woods. There are walking trails around the reservoirs, including a boardwalk section along the Upper Reservoir. There are also cycling trails around the Middle Reservoir and Lower Reservoir. One of the unique attractions in this area and attracts a lot of tourists.
9.25km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Graves Park is Sheffield's biggest park located int he south west of the city. The park boasts lots of facilties for visitors including a cafe, 2 children's paygrounds, animal farm, sporting facilities: Bowling Greens*, Cricket*, Football*, Tennis, 9 Hole Pitch & Putt* nature trails, fishing lake, woodland and plenty of open space.
10.36km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Bishops' House is the oldest surviving timber-framed house in Sheffield. It was built around 1500 and is tucked away at the top of Meersbrook Park, from where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the city. It is known as Bishops' House because it was said to have been built for two brothers, John and Geoffrey Blythe, both of whom became Bishops. There is, however, no evidence that they ever lived in this house—the first known resident is William Blythe, a farmer and scythe manufacturer, who was
10.77km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Meersbrook Park covers approximately 17.845 hectares. It is a typical municipal park. It offers stunning views of the city, a secret walled garden and The Bishops House, one of the oldest buildings in Sheffield. Within the park are two historic buildings, Bishops' House and Meersbrook Hall.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
10.88km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique eighteenth century industrial works. Catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. See the Manager's House and Worker's Cottage, waterwheels, workshops, tilt hammers, a grinding hull, steam engine and the last complete surviving crucible steel furnace in the UK.
10.89km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Millhouses Park is located approximately 3 miles south-west of Sheffield City Centre on Abbeydale Road South. Facilities in the park include: Boating Lake; Café; Children's Playground; Skate Park; Bowling Greens, Cricket, Tennis, Floral Features, Riverside Walk, Woodlands.
Norfolk Heritage Park
11.42km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Norfolk Heritage Park is a Victorian park with an English Heritage Grade 2 Star listed landscape. It's a City Park close to Sheffield city centre providing great play, sport and café facilities. New visitor facilities have been constructed, including the Centre in the Park, a multi-purpose community building. The park landscape has been restored to its original Victorian character.
11.56km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Ecclesall Woods are comprised of three large ancient woodlands with a long history of management stretching back over many thousands of years. It covers approximately 350 acres of mature semi-natural deciduous woodland which was previously used for timber and charcoal, and is currently managed by the city council for the benefit of wildlife and visitor access. There are two roads and over 15 km of public footpaths running through the woods. The Abbeydale miniature railway is located within the w
Sheffield Manor Lodge
11.65km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Sheffield Manor Lodge is an important part of both English and European history. From 1573, Sheffield Manor Lodge became more than a family home-it became a royal prison for Mary, Queen of Scots who was kept in custody in the manner of a Queen. The remnant of this estate is now known as Norfolk Park. The housing estate of Manor is named after Sheffield Manor Lodge.
Creswell Crags Museum & Prehistoric Gorge
12.6km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Creswell Crags is a spectacular magnesian limestone gorge with a honeycomb of caves that were occupied during the last Ice Age on the border between Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire. The caves provided shelter for nomadic humans between 55,000 and 10,000 years ago, and stone tools, worked bone items and the remains of animals found there give some evidence about the lives of our ancestors.
12.67km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Site Gallery is Sheffield’s leading international contemporary art space, supporting artists specialising in moving images, new media and performance. It is an international centre for contemporary art and has an extensive programme of exhibitions, conferences, artists talks and festivals. The gallery's exhibitions often coincide with a public programme including artist talks, symposia, screenings, workshops and reading groups. It was originally called Untitled Gallery.
National Trust - Hardwick Hall
12.73km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Hardwick Hall is one of the finest Elizabethan buildings in the country. Built between 1590 and 1597 for Bess of Hardwick, it was designed by the architect Robert Smythson, an exponent of the Renaissance style. It is fully open to the public and received 298,283 visitors in 2019. Ownership of the house was transferred to the National Trust in 1959.
12.96km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
The Millennium Gallery is Sheffield's premier destination for art, craft and design. Here you can see some of Sheffield's unique heritage, including the metalwork which made the city world famous and John Ruskin's celebrated collection of art and artefacts inspired by the natural world.
13.03km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Graves Art Gallery is an art gallery in Sheffield, England. The gallery is located above the Central Library in Sheffield city centre. It houses permanent displays from the city’s historic and contemporary collection of British and European art along with a programme of temporary exhibitions. The collection encapsulates the story of the development of art.
13.04km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Sheffield Winter Garden in the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire is one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years, and the largest urban glasshouse anywhere in Europe. It is home to more than 2,000 plants from all around the world. It was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 22 May 2003.
13.09km from Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
The Peace Gardens are an inner city square in Sheffield, England. The Gardens themselves front onto Sheffield's gothic town hall, not to be confused with Sheffield City Hall (a concert venue), or the Sheffield Old Town Hall at Castle Market. It has fountains at the centre, and cascades around the outside. These are to represent the flowing molten steel, which made Sheffield famous.
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Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Campbell Dr, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield S43 2PR, UK
Barrow Hill Roundhouse is the last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom with an operational turntable. Built-in 1870. it has a changing display of steam and diesel locomotives and other rolling stock, an operational signal box, the Roundhouse Halt platform, and Springwell Branch running line. Interpretative displays using items from the Museum’s own collection bring the fascinating story of the Roundhouse and the surrounding area vividly to life.