Visit Penistone - the natural centre o the East Peak
Visit Penistone - montage of scenes from the Penistone area

Penistone & District, the Pennine Heart of South Yorkshire and the East Peak

The highest market town in the county and one of the best-kept secrets in South Yorkshire and the Pennines, Penistone deserves close investigation to reveal its hidden treasures - there's something here for everyone. Located close (but not too close!) to major towns and cities and with a wide and growing range of accommodation available, Penistone is the ideal, relaxing place to use as a base for visits throughout the Yorkshire region.

So come & share all of this with us, experiencing a rural way of life within reach of the big city attractions.

This year the Tour de France began in Yorkshire and the second stage of "Le Grand Départ" passed through Langsett in the south west of the Penistone region.

The event was a huge success and the speacial section we created on the Visit Penistone site proved to be very popular. Much of the information will be moved over into the main site soon but you may find some of it useful as it stands.

VISIT THE TOUR DE FRANCE SECTION HERE.

Accommodation

Penistone Landscape

A wide and expanding range of places to stay: hotels, bed & breakfast, self-catering, camping and caravans... it's all here.

Events

Penistone Show

Plan your stay in the region with our events listings. Festivals, agricultural show, exhibitions and more.

Food, drink, local produce

Local Produce

Restaurants, cafés, takeaways, local produce and farmers' markets - there's something here for every taste.

Walking country

Penistone Landscape - Hartcliffe

With spectacular landscapes on its doorstep, Penistone is the ideal place for walkers. You can see a selection in the walking section along with links to other useful sites featuring local routes.

Heritage & museums

Penistone Paramount Cinema

Locally there are gems like the Victoria Jubilee Museum in Cawthorne and Wortley Top Forge; further afield there's the RSPB Nature Reserve or the nearby city galleries and museums.

Penistone on Countryfile

CountryFile

The BBC's Countryfile featured Penistone, the Penistone Line Music Train and Wentworth castle - see the videos here:

Entertainment

There's a variety of entertainment venues in the area: from the famous city centre theatres, arenas and multiplexes to the more intimate venues such as Penistone Paramount cinema/theatre, Barnsley's Civic and Holfmirth's Picturedrome.

Tourism information

Although there isn't a specialist Tourism Centre in Penistone there are several information points which are run by helpful and knowledgable local people.

See more in the essentials section.

Location & transport

Enter your postcode in the box below for quick directions to the town.

For bus and train information please visit the Travel South Yorkshire website.

Penistone - the town and its history

St John's Church, Penistone

Penistone can be dated back to 1066 and is listed in the Domesday Book. Several pre-19th Century buildings still survive, the oldest being the Grade I listed mediaeval parish church, Saint John the Baptist Church; the White Hart pub in the town dates from 1377 and the secondary school, established in 1342 is said to be one of the odlest in the country. Click here to read more about the history of Penistone

The Penistone landscape

Penistone Landscape nr Millhouse Green

Penistone is located at the foot of the Pennines and is surrounded by beautiful and historic landscape which is well worth exploring on the ground. There's plenty of unbuilt, open countryside such as the moors at Langsett where you can walk for hours and not meet anyone. There are several reservoirs & woodland in the area offering tranquil retreats and spectacular views.

Penistone Viaduct in the summer and winter
Penistone viaduct in winter - nighttime
Penistone viaduct during the autumn

Let us help you...

If you're organising an event - particularly one that will be of interest to vistors to the area - then you can publicise it here FOR FREE. If you'd like to advertise your business more prominently, see the advertising page for more details. Proceeds go towards the upkeep of this site.

Advertising on the Visit Penistone website

For information about promoting your business on this site please go to the advertising section.