Wentworth Castle Gardens

Early morning sun streams into the fernery at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, the outdoor spaces only at Wentworth Castle Gardens are open for local visitors to access for walks. You will need to book your visit in advance.

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 (8 Mar - 14 Mar)

Tue 09 Mar 2021
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Things to see and do

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The Long Barn at Wentworth Castle Gardens

The Long Barn Café at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Our café has reopened 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 will support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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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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Our work

Summer at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Stainborough Castle Project 

Specialist work to keep Stainborough Castle safe and standing, begins in January 2021. Funded by Barnsley Council, this is part of a programme of works we're commencing to improve the condition of the site.

A visitor writing her memories on a chalkboard

Our Partnership  

Through the unique partnership with Barnsley Museums and Northern College, our projects give more people access to our site, helping us to develop it as an inspiring place for everyone to enjoy.

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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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Pupil takes 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...