Elsecar Heritage Centre near Barnsley (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisfp/9757344733/in/photolist-fSdyyL-fSdWDB-fSctPA-fSdK7Q-fScxG4-fSdwah-fSdLFT-fScJeM-fScKV2-fScJuh-fSdJPq-fSdKqg-fSdJjs-fSdyUf-fSctqZ-fScLak-fSebuH-fScFT4-fSdME6-fSe9Yg-fScGbj-fSdPxo-fScuCt-fSe4xg-fSdUMR-fSdJxL-fSdNNs-fSdFaS-fSdWPM-fScFzP-fSdHch-fScywa-fSdAnN-fSdDZ5-fSdAQE-fSdZWD-fScy7T-fSdEqs-fSe1NP-fSdFX4-fScxnC-fSdDg2-fSdC3u-fSdGPJ-fSdEEU-fSdtb3-fSdGaN-fSdCBM-fScBw9-fSdyZY)

Elsecar Heritage Centre near Barnsley

A Yorkshire Industrial Heritage Trail – the Makers, Miners and Money Route - has opened in South and West Yorkshire, highlighting Yorkshire’s historic industrial heartland between Huddersfield, Sheffield, Wakefield, Rotherham and Barnsley. Three key sites or ‘Anchor Points’ feature along the route, each offering a superb visitor experience. These include Sheffield’s Kelham Island Industrial Museum situated on a manmade island, the free entry National Coal Mining Museum with underground tours and the Elsecar Heritage Centre with steam railway, craft shopping, play centre and the newly restored Newcomen Beam Engine!

Wentworth Castle Gardens - Exploring the stately homes of the Money Makers (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_bartle/7181301477/in/photolist-ietpvH-jNn5BB-hXV4nJ-6MvhFh-bWA8Az-cdXsKw-bWA7AM-bWA9iv-bWA3JH-bWA58c-bWA6gr-cdXnTm-bWA5Ai-bWA77Z-oenixh-83fKGN-83cAvk-83cyDn-9Bzjam-83fHRd-6MupVs-owqtn6-6ZxKvC)

Wentworth Castle Gardens - Exploring the stately homes of the Money Makers

Industrial Heritage Heartland

Served by South Yorkshire’s iron and coal fields, the triangular area between Huddersfield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Wakefield and Sheffield has a rich industrial heritage stretching back to the medieval era. This is Yorkshire’s coal, iron, quarrying, textiles and steel working heartland where coal and iron barons made fortunes. Sites such as Wentworth Castle Gardens where the money makers lived also feature on the trail. Find out more on the Route’s website – many fascinating heritage steelworks, forges, industrial hamlets and industrial museums are showcased on the trail.

ERIH – European Route of Industrial Heritage

South and West Yorkshire’s new industrial heritage route is part of the wider European Route of Industrial Heritage with over 1000 historic sites in 43 countries across Europe. There are 80 Anchor Points amongst these – Anchor Points are sites considered to offer an exceptional visitor experience. The network promises to open up industrial treasures to a wider audience. Britain's industrial gems include World Heritage Sites like Staffordshire's Iron Bridge and the Blaenavon Ironworks/ Big Pit in the Welsh Valleys. Themed Routes across Europe range from textiles and mining to iron and steel, salt, housing and architecture and the service/ leisure industry! Highlight trails in Britain include Cornwall’s World Heritage Mining areas, the Industrious East, the Northwest Industrial Powerhouse and the Heart of England around the Severn Valley and Telford’s World Heritage Iron Bridge! Find out more on the official ERIH website!

See one of the few surviving Bessemer Converters at Kelham Island Museum! (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewverdonsmith/4365025783/in/photolist-bLvTLx-bxB5Cy-bxB6bm-bxB8rE-bLvQpc-bLvRdx-bLvNc8-bxBakC-bxB7HY-bxBb2A-f6rSvG-f6cAdT-ekNbzV-bynUZ7-nVuKGU-7DHUHk-7DHU6e-7DMHW7-aUScbz-nG4a3)

See one of the few surviving Bessemer Converters at Kelham Island Museum!

Stay in South & West Yorkshire

The South and West Yorkshire area where the new Route is located borders the Peak District National Park and contains a wealth of charming bed and breakfast accommodation and cottages ideal as a base for exploring the area. Stay in a welcoming B&B in the Barnsley and Wakefield area or a pretty cottage in the Penistone and Langsett areas on the edge of the Peak District. Anchor Point - the Kelham Island Museum sits on the northern edge of Sheffield city centre, close to some great independent guest houses or if you're just dipping into the Route and visiting hotspots like Wentworth Castle Gardens, choose from a wide selection of budget hotels and luxury country house hotels in the area. Browse accommodation below and book online or direct.

Accommodation in Barnsley

  • Langsett   (8.9 miles from the centre of Barnsley)
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    Spacious accommodation on the banks of Langsett Reservoir in the Yorkshire Peaks perfect for families and groups. Minimum 2 night stay. Free WiFi, Sky TV and games room. Sleeps 10.
     
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  • Penistone   (8.6 miles from the centre of Barnsley)
    Sleeps 6
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    Five holiday cottages in Millhouse Green village near Penistone, 1 mile from the Peak District boundary. Pet and family friendly. WiFi, parking and station pick-up. Sleep 2-6.
     
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  • Penistone   (7.5 miles from the centre of Barnsley)
    Sleeps 8
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    Luxury Gold Award Grade II listed former coaching inn at Ingbirchworth near Penistone & Sheffield. Ideal for family & friends, holidays & celebrations. 15 mins from M1. Sleeps 8.
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  • Holmfirth   (7.0 miles from the centre of Barnsley)
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    Luxury accessible cottage at Gilcar Farm near Huddersfield ideal for Holmfirth, the Peaks & Bronte Country. Stunning interior with 4 bedrooms, open plan kitchen & garden. Sleeps 7.
     
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Accommodation in Sheffield

  • Sheffield   (0.3 miles from the centre of Sheffield)
    Sleeps 4
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    £60
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    Stylish one & two bedroom serviced apartments in Sheffield city centre perfect for business long & short stays with internet access, parking & welcome basket on request. Sleep 1-4.
     
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  • Sheffield   (4.8 miles from the centre of Sheffield)
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    Beautiful farmhouse Sheffield bed and breakfast, 10 minutes to the city centre and close to the beautiful countryside of the Peak District. Disabled access.
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  • Sheffield   (5.2 miles from the centre of Sheffield)
    Sleeps 6
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    Characterful Peak District holiday cottage situated just a 15 drive from Sheffield. Three bedrooms, beautiful country views, pets welcome. Short breaks available. Sleeps 6.
     
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  • Sheffield   (5.2 miles from the centre of Sheffield)
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    Farmhouse B&B in a peaceful rural hamlet on the edge of the Peak Park yet only 15 mins from central Sheffield. En suite & family rooms. ETB 4 star Silver award.
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Accommodation in Huddersfield

  • Huddersfield   (5.6 miles from the centre of Huddersfield)
    Sleeps 6
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    £361
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    15% discount for small party bookings (1 or 2 people)
    Luxurious Grade II Listed, eco-friendly self-catering holiday cottage in magical secluded gardens near Slaithwaite. Antique furniture including a 4 poster bed. Pub nearby.
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  • Halifax   (7.2 miles from the centre of Huddersfield)
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    £45
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    15% off 3 or more nights - save up to £50 for a week
    Five high quality self catering apartments in Ripponden close to Halifax & Huddersfield. Free parking, Freeview TV, one double bedroom, free Wi-Fi service. Business stays welcome.
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  • Holmfirth   (6.9 miles from the centre of Huddersfield)
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    Luxury accessible cottage at Gilcar Farm near Huddersfield ideal for Holmfirth, the Peaks & Bronte Country. Stunning interior with 4 bedrooms, open plan kitchen & garden. Sleeps 7.
     
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  • Huddersfield   (1.4 miles from the centre of Huddersfield)
    Sleeps 4
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    £155
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    Beautifully appointed 17th century cottage near Huddersfield with beamed ceilings, cruck frame & rafters. Free WiFi and parking. Stunning rural views and families welcome.
     
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Accommodation in Rotherham

  • Sheffield   (2.4 miles from the centre of Rotherham)
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    Stylish Sheffield hotel ideal for shopping trips to the Meadowhall Shopping Centre. Thyme restaurant, ensuite rooms, free Wi-Fi for browsing. Disabled access.
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  • Sheffield   (2.6 miles from the centre of Rotherham)
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    When you stay at Aston Hotel Sheffield in Rotherham, you'll be in the business district and close to New York Stadium and Magna Science Adventure Centre. This hotel is within th...
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  • Rotherham   (1.7 miles from the centre of Rotherham)
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    With a stay at Holiday Inn Rotherham Sheffield in Rotherham, you'll be close to New York Stadium and Magna Science Adventure Centre. This hotel is within close proximity of Moto...
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Accommodation in Wakefield

  • Holmfirth   (7.2 miles from the centre of Wakefield)
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    £406
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    Luxury accessible cottage at Gilcar Farm near Huddersfield ideal for Holmfirth, the Peaks & Bronte Country. Stunning interior with 4 bedrooms, open plan kitchen & garden. Sleeps 7.
     
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  • Barnsley   (6.4 miles from the centre of Wakefield)
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    Welcoming B&B between Barnsley & Wakefield. Indoor heated pool. Ideal for leisure/business. Free Wi-Fi. Parking. Breakfast included. En-suite accommodation. Close to Sculpture Park
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  • Pontefract   (5.7 miles from the centre of Wakefield)
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    Beautifully appointed North Featherstone guest house offering B&B accommodation near Pontefract. Ideal for leisure and business. En-suite rooms and secure parking. Pets welcome.
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Accommodation in Penistone

  • Langsett   (2.6 miles from the centre of Penistone)
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    Spacious accommodation on the banks of Langsett Reservoir in the Yorkshire Peaks perfect for families and groups. Minimum 2 night stay. Free WiFi, Sky TV and games room. Sleeps 10.
     
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  • Penistone   (2.2 miles from the centre of Penistone)
    Sleeps 6
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    £250
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    Five holiday cottages in Millhouse Green village near Penistone, 1 mile from the Peak District boundary. Pet and family friendly. WiFi, parking and station pick-up. Sleep 2-6.
     
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  • Sheffield   (3.5 miles from the centre of Penistone)
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    £60
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    Christmas Eve Country Retreat with Christmas Carols
    Four star pub accommodation with a well stocked bar, fine dining restaurant and first class service. Weekend entertainment, licensed wedding venue and marquee facilities.
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