Photo: Colin McDonald

Wentworth Castle Gardens covers a massive 500 acres and includes beautiful historic gardens and a children’s adventure playground to keep the young ones occupied. You can visit any one of the 26 listed buildings and monuments around the park.

Wentworth Castle Gardens are the only Grade I listed historic gardens and parkland in South Yorkshire, with the discovery of rare formal gardens and the restoration and repair of buildings and monuments.

Take a walk through any of the three parkland trails, linking restored follies and native woods. They are all surrounded by the stunning countryside of Stainborough. Red and fallow deer can be seen throughout the park, quietly grazing as they would have been doing since Wentworth Castle Gardens was established.

Roam the gardens, or join a small tour where your guide will point out interesting facts and features of the gardens. Stumble upon quaint follies like the Corinthian Temple, which was built in 1766 as a summerhouse for the second Earl and his family.

Enter the Middle Garden which contains part of the collection of Hardy Hybrid Rhododendrons. A total of 88 different hybrids have been identified, several being extremely rare leading experts to believe they must have been bred at Wentworth in the late 19th century.

Don’t leave the park without visiting the secret garden, originally an 18th century Bowling Green, which is now a beautiful blooming haven of colour and life.

 

Lowe Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3EN
Tel: 01226 776040
Times: Daily, 10am – 5pm