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Elsecar Heritage Centre

Wath Rd, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8HJ, UK

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About Elsecar Heritage Centre

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.


Attractions near Elsecar Heritage Centre

Elsecar Heritage Railway0.04km from Elsecar Heritage Centre

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.

Wentworth Woodhouse2.43km from Elsecar Heritage Centre

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.

Hoober Stand2.52km from Elsecar Heritage Centre

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.

RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor4.34km from Elsecar Heritage Centre

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

Worsbrough Mill5km from Elsecar Heritage Centre

Worsbrough Mill is a 17th century working water mill set in 240 acres of tranquil Country Park. It is an amazing place to visit, have fun and see history come to life for all the family. The mill is open to the public and takes its water from the River Dove, but is hydraulically separate from Worsbrough Reservoir.

Monk Bretton Priory6.86km from Elsecar Heritage Centre

Monk Bretton was a Cluniac priory established around 1154 by Adam Fitz Swane as a daughter house of St John's in Pontefract.  When the monastery was built, however, the site in the wooded valley of the River Dearne was peaceful and remote. In the course of time the priory took the name of the nearby village of Bretton to be commonly known as Monk Bretton Priory.

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South Yorkshire is a ceremonial and metropolitan county in England. It is the southernmost county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region and had a population of 1.34 million in 2011. One of the iconic counties with so many tourism possibilities. .