William Wentworth and his successors history walk

Tuesday 2, 16 and 30 August. We are delighted to announce the dates for the second part of our new Wentworth Castle Gardens history walking tours, From Bitter Rivalry to Gentle Tranquillity.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This tour follows on from the very successful and much enjoyed Thomas Wentworth walking tour. Our knowledgeable volunteers bring alive the stories of the people and place over the years from William Wentworth inheriting the estate in 1739 through to today. The gentle walk up through the gardens is approximately an hour long and takes place on hard paths and grass, there are limited opportunities to sit down along the route.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Wentworth Castle Gardens

Prices

Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.50 £5.00
Child £2.80 £2.50
Family £13.80 £12.50
Family 1 adult N/A £7.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members.

We now accept the Max Card, giving 25% off for foster families and families of children with additional needs.

We accept the Essential Companion card, which makes it simple to bring one or two carers or companions with you, free of charge. Just show the card when you arrive, and your carer(s) or companion(s) won’t need to pay an entry fee.

It’s in your name so you can bring whomever you like, but even if you don’t have an Essential Companion card, you can still bring carers or companions free – the card just makes it quicker and simpler for you. 

If you’re not a National Trust member, you will still need to pay for your own entry.

The basics

Meeting point
Meet at the Visitor Information Point gazebo opposite the Longbarn cafe.
What to bring and wear
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather.
Accessibility
The walk will not be fast paced with plenty of stops along the way however it is mainly up hill. If you would like to borrow one of our personal mobility scooters to enable you to join in. please contact us.
Other
The walk will last around an hour and is aimed at adults interested in the history of Wentworth Castle Gardens, with a focus on William Wentworth and his successors.

Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
wentworthcastlegardens@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01226 323070

Upcoming events

William Wentworth and his successors history walk

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-12:00
Tuesday 2, 16 and 30 August. We are delighted to announce the dates for the second part of our new Wentworth Castle Gardens history walking tours, From Bitter Rivalry to Gentle Tranquillity.

Parkland Monument Tour

Wed 17 Aug 2022
13:00-14:30
A steady guided walk through the Parkland to discover some key monuments on the estate. Wednesday 6 July, 20 July, 3 August, 17 August, 31 August, 21 September.

The Thomas Wentworth Garden Tour – a very important man you don’t know

Tue 23 Aug 2022
11:00-12:00
Join us for a guided walk up to the castle stopping at various points to learn more about the fascinating history of Thomas Wentworth – a man who was prosperous, political, puffed-up and passed-by.

Open Archives

Tue 13 Sep 2022
10:00-12:00
Look behind the scenes with our research and archive volunteers. 5 July and 13 September