Visiting Wentworth Castle Gardens: What you need to know

Family sat on bench in Azalea Garden

Our gardens and parkland are open, along with the café, conservatory and second hand bookshop.

Parking and arrival 

Parking is free for visitors. Please be ready to show your membership card as you arrive or pay by card where possible. Our friendly team will direct you into the park and answer any questions. There are designated Blue Badge spaces available.

You’re welcome to stay as long as you like until closing time at 5pm (through the summer). Gates will be locked from 5.15pm

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit. 


Toilets – including an accessible toilet and baby changing – can be found at the Long Barn Cafe and Conservatory. Please note that the Conservatory toilets are approximately 700 metres on foot from the carpark. 

The Long Barn café is open from 10am to 4pm. Dine in or takeaway, we're serving hot and cold drinks, light bites and cakes. Please pay by card where possible. Eating and drinking is not allowed in the play area.

The play area, Victorian Conservatory and Stainborough Castle tower is open.

Wentworth Castle house is not generally open to visitors. This impressive building is home to Northern College, a residential college offering a range of different courses for students. 

The shop is now closed permanently, although we now have a second-hand bookshop which can be found in our Long Barn café. 


The National Trust is for everyone, and we want to make it easy for visitors with disabilities to enjoy the places we care for.  

If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, you can now book a carers ticket at the time of booking, free of charge.

There are two personal mobility scooters available to visitors. To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you email us in advance to request a scooter.   

Our buggy service is available every day from 11am-3pm to take visitors up to the café and Conservatory. 

Benches are located around the site for visitors to rest as they walk.  

Visiting with your dogs 

Dogs on fixed short leads are welcome at Wentworth Castle Gardens. Please use the allocated dog bins.

Bikes at Wentworth 

We’re sorry but, for the safety of all our visitors and to protect the gardens, bicycles are not permitted in the gardens or parkland. We welcome under 5s on trikes or balance bikes (no pedals), but please be aware that there are limited hard paths and that these often have a loose (gravel) surface, and few are flat.