Visit Wentworth Woodhouse
Among the largest stately houses in Europe, Wentworth Woodhouse is surrounded by 50 acres of private gardens. It is one of Yorkshire’s hidden gems and is full of remarkable stories. The National Trust works in partnership with Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust to manage the house and help visitors enjoy this historic attraction in South Yorkshire. Find out what Wentworth Woodhouse has to offer and how you can visit.
Telling the story of Wentworth Woodhouse
Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the largest houses in Europe, and was once the home of the Fitzwilliam family. It was bought by Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust in 2017.
The Preservation Trust offers guided tours of the house and gardens. While not all the 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 you back in time to the royal visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1912.
Things to do at this special place
House and tours
Learn more about the unique stories of the house. There are seven tours to choose from, including the famous one 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. They need to be booked in advance and National Trust members benefit from a 50 per cent discount on all guided tours.
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, enjoy refreshments from the outdoor food kiosk or simply enjoy the picnic on the deckchairs. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome too.
Discover a programme of spectacular events, from art and music festivals to unique, intimate experiences for the entire family. In recent years, Wentworth Woodhouse has seen a host of art festivals, including Man Engine and We Wonder, Wentworth Music Festival, cinema screenings, Regency balls and many more. Check our upcoming events.
Tea-room and afternoon tea
Enjoy 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 the full menu.
Restoration project at the house
The Preservation Trust is embarking on a major project to restore the house. Parts of Wentworth Woodhouse will continue to be open to the public while phased repairs continue.
Where is Wentworth Woodhouse?
This historic property is located in South Yorkshire, between Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley – just three miles from the M1. For directions, visit Wentworth Woodhouse’s website.
Wentworth Woodhouse is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Find out more
For more details, including booking tickets or guided tours in advance, call 01226 351161 or visit Wentworth Woodhouse's website. For more information visit their social media channels – you'll find them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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