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Wentworth Castle Gardens

Lowe Lane
Stainborough
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S75 3ET

One of the most important historic gardens in the North of England, this hidden gem celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2009. Recently awarded a White Rose Tourism Award for 'Visitor Attraction of the Year (under 50,000 visitors)', by the Yorkshire Tourist Board, the gardens are yours to discover and enjoy..

The secret gardens of the Earls of Strafford captured the nation's imagination on the BBC TV programme Restoration, and are now being carefully restored.

Rare formal gardens have been rediscovered, National Collections of Rhododendrons, Camellias and Magnolias enhanced, and over 100,000 bulbs planted throughout the 60 acre garden to create a carpet of colour.

Many of the 26 listed buildings and monuments across the only Grade 1 listed parkland and garden are being repaired and opened for visitors. With its atmospheric views, woodland walks and majestic follies - including a new children's playground, and a dramatic viewing platform at the top of a castle folly 600 feet above sea level - there is something for everyone to enjoy in the garden throughout the year.Beyond the gardens over 500 acres of historic parkland can be explored via the Monument Trail, a new 2 mile path taking you through the beautiful countryside of Stainborough and linking several restored follies and native woods.

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Wentworth Castle is situated in the village of Stainborough near Barnsley, about 2 miles from Junction 37 of the M1FOR SAT NAV USE POST CODE: S75 3EN

Wentworth Castle Gardens Postcode for SatNav: S75 3ET

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