Explore Wentworth

If you want to visit a traditional chocolate box historic English village you’ve found it! With antique shops, two historic churches plus a fantastic garden centre and the magnificent Wentworth Woodhouse stately home, it’s well worth a day out. There’s even a village treasure hunt if you want to take part. 

How to get there by public transport? 

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What is the best thing about the place/attraction? 

Wentworth has got something for everyone. You can just go for a walk around this historic village, or visit Wentworth Garden Centre, where you can browse around the lovely shops, visit the farmers market, walk around the gardens or have lunch or afternoon tea in the Walled Garden Restaurant (the cakes are out of this world). There’s also a Pet and Aquatic Centre as well as an Adventure Playground. The only activity you have to pay for is entrance to the Family Farm.

There is also the magnificent Wentworth Woodhouse, one of the largest houses in Europe and two houses of totally different architectural styles built by The First Marquess of Rockingham between 1725 & 1750.
The house has been used for British TV mini-series Wives & Daughters, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrel, the TV drama series Victoria, as well as a few films such as the award-winning Mr. Turner and Darkest Hour, where it fills in for Buckingham Palace.

When is the best time to visit?

Wentworth has something to offer all year round. Keep an eye out for special events held at Wentworth Woodhouse, which include everything from music festivals to Christmas markets.  

Facilities available? 

Offering two pubs, a bistro and cafés serving afternoon tea, there’s plenty of opportunity to recover from any walks.  


Wentworth Woodhouse offers disabled toilets, but limited disabled access. All the tours require climbing stairs, but there are no lifts available. Wentworth Garden Centre has full disabled access including disabled parking bays. 

If you go there, don’t miss… 

The treasure hunt. It takes you looking for clues all over the village so you get to see it properly, learn about its history and have a good walk finished off with a lovely cake at the Garden Centre. 

Wentworth photo credit Steve Shaw/courtesy of Rotherham Council

Photograph by Steve Shaw/courtesy of Rotherham Council