Wentworth Castle Gardens

Wentworth Castle Gardens

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

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

Royal diplomat Thomas Wentworth was outraged when a cousin inherited his family home, Wentworth Woodhouse in 1695, and was determined to outdo him, creating this place once known as ‘the finest garden in England’. Today Wentworth Castle Gardens is South Yorkshire’s only Grade I registered landscape, with acres of parkland and gardens to explore. There are surprises along every avenue, including a castle that is not what it seems.

Note: The house is closed to visitors as it houses Northern College, which offers residential adult education courses.

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