Wentworth Woodhouse
Wentworth Woodhouse
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Europe's largest privately owned house, combining baroque and Palladian architecture, with extensive gardens. Enjoy a self-led experience, a guided tour, or family activities in the house and gardens. A café and gift shop are both available and feature local produce.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • SheffieldD-Wright
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting tour at a property packed with history
    We attended the Black Diamond Tour today with guide Joanne. The tour lasted 1.5 hours and gave a fantastic insight into the history of the property. Joanne was a wealth of knowledge, who gave an interesting insight into the past owners of the house, facts and figures about the building and the current extensive renovations taking place and of future plans. We spent a short period of time in the gardens as it was raining, but plenty of snowdrops and daffodils to see. Improvements currently taking place in one section of the gardens so will look even better in the coming months. Had a drink and snack in the busy cafe and watched a promotional video on a screen which gave an insight into future work planned at the house and in the gardens. An enjoyable day out and well worth a visit, especially on a tour as the guides are so knowledgeable.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Nasturtium
    Sheffield Green, United Kingdom9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historically interesting visit
    Interesting to see how this restoration project is developing. The gardens were seen on a lovely early Spring day and the snowdrops were amazing. Will be interesting to revisit later in the year. We didn’t go round the interior of the house but this is now open to the public, although very much a work in progress. Hope to see this another day. The cafe was very good with good choices and excellent home made cakes.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Linda B
    Sheffield, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Black diamond tour
    I won two black diamond tour tickets on the 12 days of Christmas competition. And visited today with a friend ….. our tour guide was Dee and a gentleman who followed behind too help . Apologies I forgot his name , but nevertheless excellent tour. As someone who had never been too wentworth woodhouse before I thoroughly enjoy it …. The information the guide gave us was brilliant , Dee made it enjoyable, easy too understand and fun too listen too ….. the house in parts is being renovated and cold and the parts that have been are nothing short of beautiful…… the trust are working hard too bring the house back too it’s former glory We visited the cafe for a hot drink and sandwich and then had a wander around the house , too see the chapel and main staircase and rooms we didn’t see on the black diamond tour. It was raining and cold so no garden walk today but I will return too have a look at the gardens. Summary BEAUTIFUL AND well worth the visit
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 March 2023
  • Steamship51
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Experience
    Excellent tour of rooms of Wentworth Woodhouse. Our tour guides David and Barry had first class knowledge and made the 2 hour guided tour interesting and light. Quite a few wow moments and credit must be given to the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust and the huge team of volunteers who are making great efforts to save this wonderful estate
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2023
  • Sophie H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Afternoon Tea
    Myself and my Mother visited Wentworth Woodhouse recently for Afternoon Tea as part of my Mother's birthday present. I booked afternoon tea for 12:15 and house tickets from 2pm with the intention to also visit the gardens before the tea. When we arrived the staff were very pleasant and eager to welcome us. There was a small queue and a roaming staff member told us a bit about the restoration project and the YouTube channel while we waited. The receptionist was friendly and clear and gave us maps of the garden and instructed us to return to reception at 12 in order to be guided to the afternoon tea location. While this is no doubt standard procedure it made us feel very special. The gardens were pleasant and took about an hour to look around. It is clear that the garden is still an ongoing project - there were some areas with works going on and areas of neglect but the follies were nice and the views from the South Terrace were excellent. I would not say the gardens are a must-see on their own at this point but I can see them becoming so in the future. We did not venture into the outer grounds so cannot comment on them but I could forsee them being a great dog walking location. We tramped back to reception at 12 and were guided up to the long gallery where afternoon tea was being served. We were some of the first customers and as there were only two of us we were sat right next to the window looking out to the gardens which was lovely. The staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for us. They talked through the extensive tea menu and highlighted the local nature of the food. They were available throughout the meal for tea and jam/cream refills etc. Even as the room got busier the atmosphere was still great and it felt like a great (and reasonably priced) treat! After the tea we went downstairs to start our self guided house tour. Like the garden, it is clear that the house is near the beginning of its restoration journey. There are lots of areas where work is clearly needed but this does not detract from rooms which are extremely ornate and interesting to look at. There are very few furnishings which I think would improve the experience but there are good information signs that indicate what the rooms were used for etc. When we visit again (and we definitely will!) we will book one of the well regarded tours as I think this would really improve the house experience. Overall, it was a terrific day out and well worth the money. I would highly recommend the afternoon tea experience and am looking forward to returning later in the year to try out afternoon tea at the refurbished Camellia house when it reopens.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Lynn W
    Lincoln, United Kingdom40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Book your tickets now!
    We arranged to go on the the Black Diamonds guided tour after being totally gripped by the book. It was fantastic! Jo, our tour guide, was a former student at Lady Mabel College and her first hand knowledge and recollections of this amazing house gave a fascinating added dimension to the tour. There are a number of tour options, and we'll definitely be returning soon. This house deserves to be saved & restored, and the volunteers and staff are all passionate about achieving this. Book your tickets! If you have time - read Black Diamonds too. But even if you don't - you'll love this place; it's such an important piece of our shared social history.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 March 2023
  • flipper534
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Afternoon tea experience
    A group of us had afternoon tea at Wentworth Woodhouse to celebrate my 60th birthday. From arriving at the house and being greeted by friendly and welcoming staff and volunteers to leaving, the experience was beyond expectation. Everyone enjoyed it, the room looked stunning, the food was excellent and we felt pampered. I would definitely recommend it.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 17 March 2023
  • Denise
    Nottingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Wentworth
    We booked on the Black Diamond tour of the house which allowed us access to rooms not normally open to the public. Our guide to was Jo who was a very knowledgeable lady and talked with enthusiasm and fun which kept everyone engaged. A special mention to her assistant Rocco (sorry if I’ve spelt it wrong) who carried a chair throughout that allowed me to rest as necessary. There are some parts that may not be accessible for the less mobile BUT it is s work in progress, the trust is still in its infancy. Great food in the cafe and lovely staff. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, my friend and I will definitely return in summer to tour the gardens
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 March 2023
  • Pat P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stable Tour
    Just done the Stable’s Tour. Wow. Lovely experience seeing original features and all the changes over the years, plus the old riding school which became a gym. Can’t wait to see the transformation one day. Extraordinary place and tour guide so professional and knowledgeable. Lunch in the house cafe was lovely also and then a little wander around the house. Can’t fault the place, it’s an ongoing project and we can see positive changes every time we go.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 March 2023
  • aefl
    Mickleton, United Kingdom27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Wentworth Woodhouse
    Excellent value as NT members. Friendly staff and lovely tearoom with vegan options. We couldn’t do an am tour so the self-tour is just that, not many staff in the rooms. However, thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, especially after reading the fabulous Black Diamonds.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 24 March 2023
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Tracey C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Highly recommend a visit to Wentworth Woodhouse. We went on the house tour which lasted just over an hour but we could stay and look at the house and gardens for as long as we wanted.

Highlights for me included the Marble Salon, the Pillared Hall and the Whistlejacket Room but the icing on the cake were the staff and volunteers. Everyone we met was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They all had an obvious passion to help bring the house back to its former glory. Special thanks go to Reg, our tour guide who gave us a wealth of information delivered with a touch of gentle Yorkshire humour.

The tea room and shop are good too. We’ll definitely be back and leave enough time to look around the garden too.
Written 23 February 2024
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Linda R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Just been on the Black diamond tour at wentworth woodhouse. I would recommend this tour to everyone interested in the history of the house. Lynn our guide was very knowledgable I was very impressed with the information about the family history. She brought the place to life and you could imagine what it was like for both the gentry and servants, the house itself is very atmospheric well worth a visit. I feel very privileged to be able to step inside such a wonderful house.
Written 22 February 2024
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April H
Sheffield, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
What a great place to visit. I visited with my toddler and my mum, we had lunch and bought tickets for the house and garden.

Really nice surroundings and stunning architecture, the foyer as you walk in is a wow moment. Would be nice to see more of the rooms but I’m sure these are probably under renovation.

The gardens were the best bit for us, we loved the huts, the musical instruments and the stepping stones.

We spend a good 4 hours here and it’s well worth the money. Very reasonably priced unlike Chatsworth which is ridiculously expensive.

We will definitely be back, lovely staff, nice food, great scenery and well priced.
Written 19 February 2024
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Peta B
York, UK240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Love this place. Every time we come it never fails to amaze. Did the Black Diamonds Tour this time. Lasts 2 hours, which doesn’t feel like it, and going through doors marked private is always good! Reg was brilliant, could have listened to him for much longer. Had a lovely wander in the gardens after - brilliant way to spend the afternoon.
Written 17 February 2024
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Katherine F
oldham96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We enjoyed our visit and house tour. Guide very knowledgeable Definitely want to do the Hidden Tour next time [ planning a return visit]
Had a walk afterwards and got told off by a man in a pick up didn't seem happy we had left the path. Respectfully we didn't see any signage nor was there any barriers to stop you walking across the park, if this is prohibited it does need to be made much clearer.
Written 16 February 2024
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Carol Stevens
Sheffield, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Wentworth Woodhouse close to Wentworth village near Rotherham is certainly worth a visit. It is the largest grand house in Europe which is known by very few people, and it's about time that changed. The house has the longest frontage of any stately home in the UK and is the largest back to back property to boot! You can go on several guided tours of the house and gardens, all lead by knowledgable guides, who are volunteers. Vast amounts of work is being carried out around the house and gardens, so things are changing all the time. I visited today and went on The Black Diamonds tour, which tells the story of the fame and fortunes of the family and its members. There are tales of marquises, earls and a prime minister. Sad tales of loss and family inheritance, death duties and coal. I guess you'd better come and see for yourselves, you won't regret it.
Written 15 February 2024
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Christine K
Barnsley, UK834 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Weekend to myself so decided to visit the gardens here as it is a RHS Partner garden. Although there were not many flowers and blossoms as it is winter, there were some snowdrops out. Theres a Camelia house and a temple as you walk round, some lovely willow sculptures, a mud kitchen, a roll poly hill, all great for families. I will visit again in other seasons.
Inside there is a cafe and gift shop although I didn't visit either
Written 11 February 2024
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Carol B
Huddersfield, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Growing up near here, this place has always held a fascination for me and so having been before a few years ago I thought it was well worth another visit. Went with my husband who hasn't been before, so it was nice to share it with him. We did the Wentworth tour which is usually approx 90 mins but it was certainly over that time. Afterwards we were free to wander at leisure the house and gardens. I have to say the gardens were an absolute joy and unusually a glorious day allowed us to wander around, take in the views and see the beautiful snowdrops. It was so quiet too, we only saw two other couples during the hour that we wandered round outside. The gardens are quite magical at this time of year and it was the highlight of the visit for me. One negative for me is that I have done previous tours many years ago when it first opened and in comparison to that visit this was less extensive. In my opinion the tours have been modified so that you need to do more than one tour to encompass the potential areas to visit. However that said we will certainly go again. It is a lovely place to visit and the great advantage over other places of being free to wander around the house and gardens after the tour is a great bonus. Certainly a relaxed feeling to the place which is very welcome.
Written 8 February 2024
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Christine D
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We have been several times before and decided this time to do the Black Diamond tour. This took us to several rooms which are not available except on tours. Our guide, Jo, was knowledgable about the building as she had been a student here when it was a teacher training college.
The rooms available to visit normally are not furnished due to the history of the house, but boards and guides are available to explain each room.
After the tour we visited the excellent cafe, and then had a lovely walk round the gardens.
We will definitely be back again.
Written 3 February 2024
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marva100
Rotherham, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Magnificent House to visit. The guides are so helpful. I have been on several tours, the Black Diamond tour was most enjoyable. The gardens are wonderful to walk around. The cafe is well stocked but not too expensive. There are lots of attractions planned for 2024 come and have a look.
Written 2 February 2024
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