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.
A wide and expanding range of places to stay: hotels, bed & breakfast, self-catering, camping and caravans... it's all here.
Plan your stay in the region with our events listings. Festivals, agricultural show, exhibitions and more.
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.
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
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.