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Locke Park

Keresforth Hall Rd, Barnsley S70 6NF, UK


About Locke Park

Locke Park is a 47-acre public open space and one of the largest outdoor green spaces in the Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. A 70 ft high monument built at the highest point of the park and designed by Richard Phené Spiers, a Paris-trained architect and Master of Architecture at the Royal Academy Schools, London. The park contains a larger than life bronze statue of Locke, which was erected in 1866. The statue by sculptor Carlo Marochetti is Grade II listed.

Attractions near Locke Park

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is dedicated to the history and people of Barnsley. Visitors will uncover the incredible story of Barnsley told through centuries-old artefacts, documents, films and recordings that have been donated by people living and working in the borough.

Worsbrough Mill2.2km from Locke Park

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.

Wentworth Castle Gardens2.56km from Locke Park

Over 500 acres of beautiful garden inSouth Yorkshire, which was the only grade I registered landscape has to explore. There are fascinating stories to uncover, plus an endless variety of gentle walking trails, picnics, and hide and seek spots to keep the kids entertained.  The Pleasure Ground displays layers of garden design characteristic of different periods and fashions, including an early 18th century Union Jack garden, a Victorian flower garden, and 20th-century collections of rhododendrons

Wentworth Castle2.81km from Locke Park

Wentworth Castle is a grade-I listed country house, the former seat of the Earls of Strafford, at Stainborough, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. It is now home to the Northern College for Residential and Community Education. There  are 63 acres of gardens and 500 acres of parkland to explore. That means there’ll be an endless variety of gentle walking trails, picnic spots as well as plenty of hide and seek spots to keep the kids entertained whilst on an outdoor adventure.

Monk Bretton Priory3.59km from Locke Park

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.

Elsecar Heritage Railway7.12km from Locke Park

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.

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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. .