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.
The Tour de France begins in Yorkshire ("Le Grand Départ") and the second stage passes through Langsett in the south west of the Penistone region.
A special section of this has been developed for people who will be visiting the area for the event. It features a series of maps for the route between Holmfirth and Bradfield, accommodation, attractions and food and drink and more.
There's also a section dedicated to walks in the area for those who'll be staying longer than the event itself.
See a timelapse video of the route from Wodhead to Bradfield on the right.
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.
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 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.
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.
Penistone is proud to be Fairtrade Town, accredited February 2007 by the Fairtrade Foundation. You can find a directory of shops, cafes and traders where you can purchase Fairtrade Goods on their web site here: www.fairtradeinpenistone.btik.com