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Northern College at Wentworth Castle

Northern College at Wentworth Castle


Wentworth Castle,
Lowe Lane,
Stainborough Barnsley,
South Yorkshire,
S75 3ET


Wentworth Castle
Lowe Lane
South Yorkshire
S75 3ET
tel: 01226 776000
fax: 01226 776025

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Northern College is housed in the splendid setting of Wentworth Castle, in the village of Stainborough, near Barnsley.

Although the magnificent Grade 1 listed, 17th century building with its inevitable chequered past has had a number of additions, alterations and owners over the years, its splendour is unimpaired and its facilities unlike any other.

All food is freshly prepared in the college’s own kitchens and can be taken in the main dining room, with its gilded columns and magnificent paintings.

The college also boasts the beautiful blue room as a coffee lounge and has a private licensed bar in the newly restored Long Barn.

The College offers a wide variety of accommodation ranging from basic student bedrooms with shared facilities to new en-suite bedrooms with TV’s.

All areas of campus have disabled access and facilities and we offer ample free parking in our secure car park.

For further details see


see location on Google maps. 

By Road:

From the North via M1 Take first exit from J37 roundabout. Keep in middle lane until you reach main traffic lights. Turn right at traffic lights. Continue along road (approx 1 mile) until it changes into a dual carriageway, stay in the right hand lane until you reach the filter road to turn right across the dual carriageway, at the traffic lights. After turning right, continue down the hill, over the motorway bridge and then first left into Gilroyd village. Follow winding road through Gilroyd, over small bridge and sharp bend to the T Junction. Turn right up Stainborough Lowe hill, and continue for approx ½ mile. The College entrance is on the left hand side at the top of the hill.

From the South via M1 Exit junction 36, take third exit (A61 Barnsley South), at the small (second) roundabout take the first exit (still A61 Barnsley South). After approx 500 yards take the left turning, by the obelisk, into The Walk (signposted Pilley). Stay on this road for three miles, passing under the motorway and through Stainborough village. Halfway up the hill turn left into the College drive which is clearly signposted.

From Sheffield / Huddersfield via A629 Upon arrival in Thurgoland you should turn right (from Sheffield) or left (from Huddersfield) at the traffic lights - one set in the village. Stay on this road approx two miles, through Hood Green village and find the College drive on your right as you descend a hill.

Note to Sat Nav users - if your Sat Nav directs you to proceed past the Strafford Arms, please turn round, as this is the Wentworth Castle Trust car park. Go back to the crossroads and turn left and proceed up the hill where you will see Northern College's main entrance on you left

By Public Transport:

Upon arriving in Barnsley interchange you can either take a taxi or bus (24 & 24A - Stocksbridge Circular).

Current Bus Timetables These are in PDF format and are provided to the public via their web site


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