Wentworth Woodhouse - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Wentworth Woodhouse
Wentworth Woodhouse, is one of the largest houses in Europe, that was once the home of the Fitzwilliam family. The Preservation Trust offers guided tours of the house and gardens. Whilst not all rooms are open, the tours help to tell the story of this great estate. It covers an area of more than 2.5 acres, and is surrounded by a 180-acre park, and an estate of 15,000 acres.
Attractions Near Wentworth Woodhouse
1.43km from Wentworth Woodhouse
This folly built to commemorate an aristocratic victory over Catholic rebellion plays tricks on the eye. It was situated in Wentworth in Northern England, this unusual structure is in the shape of a tall three-sided pyramid, truncated at the top to house a hexagonal glass-sided cupola that appears to move about, due to an optical illusion.
Elsecar Heritage Centre
2.43km from Wentworth Woodhouse
Elsecar Heritage Centre is a Living History centre in Elsecar, South Yorkshire. It also comprises various shops, galleries, art studios and an exhibition hall. It runs craft workshops, special events, and a monthly antiques fair. The buildings were originally used for various industries including ironworks and forges, a distillery, and engineering workshops.
Elsecar Heritage Railway
2.44km from Wentworth Woodhouse
Elsecar Heritage Railway is South Yorkshire’s only Heritage Railway. Established in the early 90's, when Barnsley Council re-opened the former colliery workshops at Elsecar as a tourist attraction, the former colliery line at Elsecar has been reopened as a heritage railway. It currently running between Rockingham station and Hemingfield Basin. The railway is operated using a variety of different preserved rolling stock.
RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor
5.29km from Wentworth Woodhouse
RSPB Dearne Valley Old Moor is an 89-hectare wetlands nature reserve in the Dearne Valley near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). It lies on the junction of the A633 and A6195 roads and is bordered by the Trans Pennine Trail long-distance path. Following the end of coal mining locally, the Dearne Valley had become a derelict post-industrial area, and the removal of soil to cover an adjacent polluted site enabled the creation of the wetlands at
South Yorkshire Transport Museum
5.45km from Wentworth Woodhouse
The South Yorkshire Transport Museum is a transport museum of South Yorkshire and surrounding areas in the United Kingdom. It was formerly known as the Sheffield Bus Museum. The Museum, a registered charity, is currently home to around 50 vehicles, including buses, a tram, locomotive and 2 tractors.
Magna Science Adventure Centre
6.2km from Wentworth Woodhouse
Magna Science Adventure Centre is an educational visitor attraction, appealing primarily to children, located in a disused steel mill in the Templeborough district of Rotherham, England. The principal exhibits are divided into four pavilions: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. There is also an outdoor play area Sci-Tek and water play area called Aqua-Tek.
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For more information about Wentworth Woodhouse, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wentworth_Woodhouse