South Yorkshire

Places to Visit and Days out in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire: Brodsworth Hall | Conisbrough Castle | Roche Abbey

Attractions in the City of York: Clifford's Tower | Fairfax House | York Guildhall | Jorvik | Merchant Adventurers' Hall | National Railway Museum | Treasurer's House | York Castle Museum | York Art Gallery | York Dungeon | York Minster

Brodsworth Hall & Gardens

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.

Conisbrough Castle

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.

Roche Abbey

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.

An English Heritage Property*.

Opening times: Apr~Sep, Thu-Sun 11-4 Admission Charge*
Location: Maltby, Rotherham, S66 8NW - Tel: 01709 812739 Website
Facilities: Parking, shop.

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