Visit Wentworth Woodhouse

From l-r aspects of Wentworth Woodhouse, including food and drink, families walking in the garden, people looking at a statue in the house and the front of Wentworth Woodhouse itself

One of the largest stately houses in Europe, surrounded by 50 acres of private gardens – a Yorkshire hidden gem full of remarkable stories.

The National Trust is working in partnership with Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation. Read below to find out what Wentworth Woodhouse has to offer and how you can visit today.

What and where is Wentworth Woodhouse?

Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the largest houses in Europe, that was once the home of the Fitzwilliam family. The house was bought by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust in March 2017. 

Wentworth Woodhouse is located in South Yorkshire, between Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley - just three miles from the M1. For directions, visit Wentworth Woodhouse’s website

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. The latest attraction includes a fascinating sound and vision experience, which will take families back in time to hear the inside story of King George V and Queen Mary’s visit in 1912.

The Preservation Trust is embarking on a major project to restore the house and whilst this continues, parts of Wentworth Woodhouse will continue to be open to the public while phased repairs continue.

What's the National Trust's involvement with Wentworth Woodhouse?

We will be working closely with Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust on the practical aspects of opening and managing the house, to help visitors enjoy this historic attraction in south Yorkshire. 

Is Wentworth Woodhouse a National Trust property?

No, it is owned by Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust. Our involvement is to help them open the house and build on the existing visitor experience.

What can I see and experience at Wentworth Woodhouse?

House and Tours – learn more about the unique stories of the house. There are seven tours to choose from, including the famous tour given by Bob, the only member of staff who served the Fitzwilliam Family. All tours offer a different perspective on the house and estate and tell the history of the rooms that are open in the house. Tours need to be booked in advance via this link and there is a 50% discount for National Trust members on all guided tours. 

Garden – explore more than 50 acres full of wildflower meadow, ancient trees, 18th-century follies, and monuments. Open every week from Wednesday to Sunday, the gardens offer hidden delights and fun activities for families and garden-lovers alike. Join garden lawn games, taste the food and drink from the outdoor food kiosk or simply enjoy the picnic on the deckchairs. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome too. 

Events – discover a programme full of spectacular events, from outstanding art and music festivals to unique, intimate experiences for the entire family. In the last three years, Wentworth Woodhouse has been a host of art festivals, including Man Engine and We Wonder, Wentworth Music Festival, a range of cinema screenings, prestigious Regency Balls and many more. Check the latest offer here.  

Tea Room and Afternoon Tea – taste the best quality food and drink, prepared with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. There is an indoor, ground-level tea room serving both hot and cold menus, as well as outdoor food kiosks. For a more unique experience, book an afternoon tea served in the Long Gallery. View a full menu here.

When is Wentworth Woodhouse open?

Wentworth Woodhouse is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, giving everyone plenty of opportunities to visit safely. For more details, visit Wentworth Woodhouse’s website and social media channels - you'll find them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.