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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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Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre

Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre

2.87km from Monk Bretton Priory

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.

Locke Park

Locke Park

3.59km from Monk Bretton Priory

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.

Worsbrough Mill

Worsbrough Mill

4km from Monk Bretton Priory

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 Gardens

Wentworth Castle Gardens

6.05km from Monk Bretton Priory

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 Castle

Wentworth Castle

6.27km from Monk Bretton Priory

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.

RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor

RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor

6.57km from Monk Bretton Priory

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

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