Wentworth Castle Gardens

Visitors exploring the gothic folly 'Stainborough Castle' at Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire

Important notice -

The children's play area will be closed from Monday 3 – Friday 7 February due to essential repairs and maintenance. It will reopen on Saturday 8 February but the fort will remain closed until Friday 14 February.

Glorious gardens, woodland and parkland, created for the privileged few and preserved for everyone to enjoy

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Things to see and do

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Trainee teachers at Wentworth Castle enjoy their Christmas Ball, 1948

A house of hope 

The Wentworth Castle estate was created for the privileged few. It stood as a symbol of power and influence in the 18th century. But in the 1940s, everything changed.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Build a Bug Hotel - Half term

Mon 17 Feb 2020
Drop by the Fernery and join ranger Eve for some ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ activities.

Open Archives at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Tue 25 Feb 2020
Discover snippets from our archives as we open up access to historical documents at Wentworth Castle Gardens.
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Get involved

#18 Create some wild art

'50 things to do before you're 11¾' at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Here's a list of some of '50 Things' you could get up to during your visit to Wentworth Castle Gardens.

Volunteer Garden Guide speaks to visitors about the Kneeling Slave

Volunteer at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Would you like to join the team at Wentworth Castle Gardens? We're now recruiting for volunteers in eight different roles, with indoor and outdoor opportunities to choose from.

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Group visiting Wentworth Castle Gardens

Group visits to Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Group visits have always been popular at Wentworth Castle Gardens. With self-led visits and a discount on admission prices, come and find out what makes this place so special.

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Eating and shopping

The Long Barn at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Long Barn Café at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Choose from our range of sandwiches and hot and cold snacks in the Long Barn Café. We’ve always got a scrumptious selection of homemade cakes, biscuits and scones for those indulgent afternoon treats.

Visitors browsing at a National Trust shop

Shopping at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Stop by the shop and find a treat to take home. Whether you’re looking for a souvenir or a gift for a friend, we have ranges to suit all tastes. Did you know that every penny you spend in the shop supports the conservation work at Wentworth Castle Gardens?