A fine example of a Victorian country house, complete with original period furnishings and decor. Live out the upstairs and downstairs experience or take a leisurely stroll around the extensive beautifully laid-out gardens. English Heritage Property*.
Opening times: times vary - see website for details Admission Charge*
Location: Brodsworth, Doncaster, DN5 7XJ - Tel: 01302 722598 - Website
Facilities: Parking, shop, café
Image Credit: Paul Howarth (CC2)
Remains of a 12th-c fortress, immortalized by Sir Walter Scott in his novel 'Ivanhoe'. This partly restored grand medieval castle is believed to have been built by Harnelin Plantagenet (half brother of Henry II). Whilst the outer walls crumble away, the heavily buttressed, 90 ft high, circular keep is still well-preserved. Constructed from white magnesian limestone, the castle is one of the oldest of its kind remaining in Britain. Conisbrough castle was once owned by Richard of York and played a major role in the Wars of the Roses. English Heritage Property*.
Opening times: Apr~Sep, daily 10-5; Oct~Mar, Thu-Mon 10-4 (closed Xmas & NY) Admission Charge*
Location: Conisbrough, DN12 3HH - Tel: 01709 863329 - Website
Facilities: Parking, shop, café.
A fascinating and educational exploration of the wonders of science, covering Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Create your own adventure using a range of hands-on interactive challenges. Adventure Pavilions, live show and outdoor playgrounds.
Opening times: all
year, daily, 10am to 5pm (closed Xmas) - Admission
Location: Magna Way, Templeborough S60 1FD
Tel: 1709 720002
Facilities: Parking, refreshments, picnic area, shop
An important Cluniac house, founded in 1153. Extensive remains of the gatehouse, church and other buildings can be seen. Run by English Heritage
Opening times: daily 10:30am to 3pm (closed Xmas) - Free Entry
Location: 17 Abbey Lane, Barnsley S71 5D
Tel: 01904 601901
The Gothic ruins of a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1147. Beautifully located in an enchanting river valley, with trees and limestone rocks, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown. English Heritage Property*.
Opening times: Apr~Sep, Thu-Sun 11-4
Location: Maltby, Rotherham, S66 8NW
Tel: 01709 812739 - Website
Facilities: Parking, shop.
The largest privately-owned house in Europe, with one of the longest facade in Britain, at 615ft. Boasting over 240 rooms, the property was built in the 18th-c for the Marquis of Rockingham. The house is set in 250 acres of elegant parkland, containing several lakes and elaborate 'follies', including a three storey mausoleum that houses a statue of the 2nd Marquis of Rockingham.
Opening times: Pre-Booked
guided tours of the State rooms and the gardens only
(call or book online)
Location: B6090, Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TQ
Tel: 01226 351161
Image Credit: Garry Bonsall (CC2)
Please note that the above information was accurate at the time this page was last updated. This information is subject to change at any time (opening times in particular), therefore if you plan on visiting any of the above attractions, please check the owner's website first or phone them for the latest details.