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Hoober Stand - Things to Know Before Visiting

1 Lee Brook Ln, Wentworth, Brampton Bierlow, Rotherham S62 7SH, UK

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About Hoober Stand

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.


Attractions Near Hoober Stand

Wentworth Woodhouse
Wentworth Woodhouse1.43km from Hoober Stand

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.

Elsecar Heritage Railway
Elsecar Heritage Railway2.51km from Hoober Stand

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.

Elsecar Heritage Centre
Elsecar Heritage Centre2.52km from Hoober Stand

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.

RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor
RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor4.02km from Hoober Stand

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
South Yorkshire Transport Museum5.22km from Hoober Stand

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.

Clifton Park Museum
Clifton Park Museum6.43km from Hoober Stand

Clifton Park Museum is located close to the centre of Rotherham in South Yorkshire. The building dates from 1783 and was originally the home of the Walker Family, a local firm of iron founders. It tells the story of Rotherham from earliest times to the present day. Exhibits include Roman artefacts from the local Templeborough Fort; the renowned Rockingham ceramics collection from nearby Swinton, including the 1.2 metre tall Rhinoceros Vase which, when it was fired in 1826.

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