Leave Barnsley to take in Brodsworth Hall and Gardens before arriving in Doncaster. From Conisbrough Castle call at Rotherham before reaching Rother Valley Country Park. From Higger Tor head to Eyam before exploring Peak Cavern and taking in the views from Margery Hill.
Barnsley sits on the west bank of the Dearne Valley. Visitors will find plenty to do at the Metrodome with its range of leisure activities, explore the Barnsley markets or head for Wentworth Castle Gardens or the peace and quiet of Old Moor Nature Reserve.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
The 19th century Brodsworth Hall showcases Victorian life – explore the interior of the house with its impressive rooms and collections and then take to the formal gardens outside – a glorious display of colour.
The tower of Doncaster Minster dominates the historic market town’s skyline. Visitors can explore the inside of the Minster, see the remains of a Roman wall, take in Doncaster market – home to 400 stalls and shops, head to the racecourse or visit the polar bears at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
The 12th century castle provides visitors with some stunning views over Conisbrough. Explore the medieval remains and enjoy the visitor centre to discover the story of this Norman castle.
Explore the Minster gardens and historic Minster Yard. Take in Doncaster Gate and explore some history at Doncaster Museum. Other attractions include Keppels Column, Roche Abbey and Boston Castle.
Rother Valley Country Park
Escape to Rother Valley Country Park to let off some steam – enjoy a range of activities including cycling, canoeing, paddle boarding and jet skiing. If you fancy some peace and quiet, then make a beeline for the nature reserves.
Taking the time to climb Higger Tor is rewarded with some fantastic views over the Burbage Valley, the iron age fort at Carl Walk and the Longshaw Estate.
Across the border into Derbyshire, the “Plague Village” of Eyam is home to Eyam Hall – a Jacobean manor house built in the 17th century. Elsewhere you can find the village stocks and well preserved Celtic cross.
In the gorge below Peveril Castle, visitors can discover the entrance to Peak Cavern – the largest natural cave opening in the British Isles. Inside the remains of a rope makers village marks the start of your underground adventure.
High on the Howden Moors at the northern end of the Peak District National Park, Margery Hill is a great place to get away from it all – enjoy the walk and the views on offer.