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Wentworth Castle Gardens and Stainborough Park, Lowe Lane

Wentworth Castle Gardens and Stainborough Park, Lowe Lane, Stainborough, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 3ET View on map

Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park is a Grade I registered landscape comprising a 500 acre parkland and a 60 acre pleasure gardens and containing 26 listed buildings and monuments. The gardens were laid out in the 18th century by Sir Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford and his son William, 2nd Earl. The gardens fell into neglect during the 20th century. In 2005, work began on a major programme to restore the estate. The gardens are home to the National Plant collections of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias. Restored conservatory opened in 2013.


Opening Arrangements

21 January - 18 February: Weekends; Open daily from 18 February, excluding Christmas day and Boxing day. See the website for further details.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £6.95
  • Child: £3.50
  • Other Charges: £5.95


Two miles from M1 junction 37, in village of Stainborough, near Barnsley. Follow brown tourist signs after leaving the motorway. Rail: Dodworth (1 mile), Barnsley Interchange (approx 4 miles). Bus: Services 23 and 24 from Barnsley Interchange.

Parking Spaces


Disabled parking adjacent to Visitor Centre. Walk to the visitor is approx 250m.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes