Wentworth Castle Gardens

Gothic folly 'Stainborough Castle' at Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire

Important notice -

To avoid disappointment please book your visit to Wentworth Castle Gardens in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

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

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What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

The gardens and parkland at Wentworth Castle Gardens are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. 

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Wentworth Castle Gardens (21 Sept - 27 Sept)

Sat 26 Sep 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Wentworth Castle Gardens.

Timed entry to Wentworth Castle Gardens (28 Sept - 4 Oct)

Mon 28 Sep 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Wentworth Castle Gardens.
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Things to see and do

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Eating

A member of staff serving a cup of coffee

Grab a bite to eat

The Long Barn Cafe is re-opening from 20 July and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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History

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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Our work

Volunteers help children in the garden

Our Partnership  

Working together with Barnsley Council and Northern College, this estate, rooted in rivalry, will now provide a space to bring people together.

Details of three portraits

Addressing the National Trust's colonial links 

Wentworth Castle Gardens, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, deals with contentious political histories. Learn more about what we are doing to be inclusive in our work and acknowledge the impact and legacies of colonialism.

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Get involved

Volunteers working in the garden at Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire

Volunteer at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Volunteering opportunities at Wentworth Castle Gardens vary from indoor to outdoor roles. At the moment our volunteer recruitment is on hold. If you are interested in volunteering, please keep checking for future opportunities.

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Learning

Pupils take part in a creative writing workshop at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Learning at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Heritage sites provide unique opportunities for children to explore extraordinary spaces through immersive and enriching activities. Find out how Wentworth Castle Gardens is getting school children involved in this special site...