Historic places to visit in South Yorkshire


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Wentworth Castle Gardens

Lowe Lane
Stainborough, Barnsley S75 3ET

wentworthcastle.org

Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park is located approximately 3km south west of Barnsley in South Yorkshire. The estate's Grade 1 landscape and formal gardens are nationally significant for their extensive monuments, housing some of the earliest gothic follies in the country.

South Yorkshire Archaeology Service

Development Services, Howden House, 1 Union Street
Sheffield S1 2SH

sheffield.gov.uk

The South Yorkshire Archaeology Service (SYAS) was established by the former South Yorkshire County Council in 1974. Since 1986 it has been maintained by the four districts of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and is administered by Sheffield City Council.

Shepherd Wheel

Whiteley Woods, off Hangingwater Road
Sheffield S7 2QW

simt.co.uk

A water powered grinding wheel set on a picturesque stretch of the river Porter. The site dates back to 1584. Collections: Tools and equipment used in the cutlery industry.

Sheffield Cathedral

Church Street
Sheffield S1 1HA

sheffieldcathedral.org

The cathedral is Sheffield's oldest building, the ancient heart of a great city. The life of this cathedral is rich and varied it is the seat of the Bishop and a centre of worship for the Diocese of Sheffield, serving the whole of South Yorkshire.

Roche Abbey - English Heritage

Maltby
Conisbrough S66 8NW

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Beautifully set in a valley landscaped by 'Capability' Brown in the 18th century, the most striking feature of this Cistercian abbey is the end of its church, built in the new Gothic style c1170. It has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations.

Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery

Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate
Sheffield S1 2PP

museums-sheffield.org.uk

Step into one of Sheffield's architectural treasures, the award winning Millennium Gallery, an inspiring venue in the heart of the city centre. Collections: The Metalwork Gallery collection is made up of cutlery, flatware and hollowware made in the city, together with an outstanding selection of comparative material from Europe and many parts of Africa and Asia. It includes silver, pewter, stainless steel and Old Sheffield Plate and is the best collection of its kind in this country and almost certainly the world.

Kelham Island Museum

Alma Street, Off Corporation Street
Sheffield S3 8RY

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The collections at Kelham Island Museum cover industries in Sheffield from 1750 up to the present. Major collections include the Iron & Steel Industry Collection, Cutlery Industry Collection, Armament Industry Collection and the Tool Making Industry Collection.

Cusworth Hall Museum & Park

Cusworth Hall, Cusworth Lane
Doncaster DN5 7TU

cusworthhall.co.uk

Cusworth Hall has been described as the jewel in Doncaster's crown. A beautiful Grade 1 listed 18th century country house in acres of historic parkland with lakes, plantations and pleasure ground with dramatic views across the town and home to amazing social history collections, which illustrate the way people lived worked and entertained themselves over the last two hundred years.

Conisbrough Castle

Castle Hill, Conisbrough
Doncaster DN12 3BU

conisbroughcastle.org.uk

The lofty 12th century keep of this very well-preserved building, now complete with its restored roof and floors, is a spectacular sight. It had a major role to play in the Wars of the Roses and was once owned by Richard of York. Conisbrough Castle featured in Sir Walter Scott's 'Ivanhoe', and with its many reminders of the golden age of knights in armour it makes a great value family day out near Doncaster.

Clifton Park Museum

Clifton Lane, Rotherham
Rotherham S65 2AA

rotherham.gov.uk

The museum is located within Clifton House, a Grade II* listed building designed by John Carr. The house was built in 1783 as the home of Joshua Walker, son of the founder of Rotherham Ironworks, and it retains many period features. Collections: The House has been a museum since 1893, and is the base of Rotherham Borough's Museums, Galleries and Heritage Service. Its collections aim to reflect the natural, social and industrial development of the town of Rotherham itself as well as the geographical area covered by the Rotherham Borough.

Brodsworth Hall & Gardens - English Heritage

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
Doncaster DN5 7XJ

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Explore the changing fortunes of a wealthy Victorian family in this once opulent Yorkshire country home. Discover 150 years of family life documented at Brodsworth Hall: from silk and chandeliers, to the austerity of life during WWII.

Bishops' House

Norton Lees Lane
Sheffield S8 9BE

bishopshouse.org.uk

Museums Sheffield: Bishops' House is the best preserved timber-framed house in Sheffield. It is not known when it was built but the style of architecture suggests some time between 1460 and 1550.

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Road South
Sheffield S7 2QW

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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique 18th century industrial works. Catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. Now a Grade 1 Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument, 'Abbeydale Works' was once a main producer of agricultural scythe and edge tools, such as grass hooks and hay knives, and one of the largest water powered industrial sites on the River Sheaf. See worker's houses, waterwheels, tilit hammers, a grinding hull and workshops and the only intact crucible steel furnance surviving in the world today.