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The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Our historic 60 acre Garden and Parkland, set in the Pennine foothills, contains a wonderful collection of buildings and monuments. Stainborough Castle located at the summit of the Gardens is one of the largest gothic follies in the country and was built in 1727 by Thomas Wentworth, partly as a grand playhouse for his four children!

The hillside Gardens are also home to the National Plant Collections of Rhododendrons, Camellias and Magnolias. The Rhododendron collection remains one of the glories of the Garden and contains over 300 different rhododendrons. The sloping gardens are at their floral best May-June so you might like to bear this in mind when planning your visit.

The Victorian Conservatory, first brought to the public's attention on the 2003 BBC program "Restoration", is now fully restored and contains exotic plants with colour all year round.

We have a full calendar of events throughout the year, including outdoor theatre, gift fairs and seasonal events.

The Visitor Centre houses a café serving delicious locally sourced food and drinks and a shop which stocks a range of quality gift items.

Fact File

Opening Times: Winter Weekdays 11.00-15.00 hrs, Weekends 10.00-16.00 hrs. Summer open daily 10.00-17.00 hrs
Admission Rates: Adult £6.95 Concession £5.95 Children (3-16 years) £3.50
Group Rates: (for groups over 15) Adult £6.00 Concession £5.00 Child £3.00
Facilities: Gardens, Visitor Centre with Gift Shop and Café.
Disabled Access: Garden is on a slope, some paths are accessible to wheelchair users. Visitor Centre is fully accessible. Possible to pre-arrange hire of a buggy (charge applies)
Toilets on site: Yes
Car/Coach Parking: Yes
Guided Tours: Yes booking required
Length of Visit: Allow 2 hours
Booking Contact: Candi Bell, Wentworth Castle Gardens, Lowe Lane, Stainborough, S75 3EN
Telephone: 01226 776040
Email: heritagetrust@wentworthcastle.org
Website: www.wentworthcastle.org
Location: 5 miles from junction 37, M1.

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