Fall in love with historic houses and gardens

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Be warned! After a visit to the splendid historic houses and gardens around Barnsley, you may wish to move in and live the life of a lord or lady.

History and horticulture combine to dramatic effect at Cannon Hall Museum Park and Gardens, Wentworth Castle Gardens and Wortley Hall, three of Barnsley’s best-kept secrets. 

Step back in time to enjoy wonderful scenery and breathtaking architecture at Cannon Hall, an impressive Georgian country house and museum just outside central Barnsley. It’s set in 70 acres of historic parkland and beautiful landscaped gardens you can roam around; inside, discover a collection of fine and decorative art. 

The Grade I-listed landscape and gardens at nearby Wentworth Castle Gardens are renowned for their magnificence. Be amazed by the collections of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias.

Visit, dine at or even stay in spectacular Wortley Hall, 10 miles (16 km) from Barnsley, situated in picturesque formal woodland.  Romantic, warm and welcoming, you may never want to leave.

Barnsley is in Northern England, 2 hours 35 minutes from London by train.

Content provided by Visit Barnsley

Read more Close

Refine your search:

Cannon Hall dining room Cannon Hall dining room © Visit Barnsley
Cannon Hall gardensCannon Hall gardens © Visit Barnsley
Cannon Hall and groundsCannon Hall and grounds © Visit Barnsley
Ariel view of Wentworth Castle GardensAriel view of Wentworth Castle Gardens © Visit Barnsley
Wortley Hall and groundsWortley Hall and grounds © Visit Barnsley

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website, it should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Go to the survey

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a

Access your account

Enter your e-mail address or username.
Enter the password that accompanies your e-mail.
Forgot your password? Recover your account
Don't have an account? Register an account