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

  • Upper Denby   (7.3 miles from the centre of Barnsley)
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  • Barnsley   (2.8 miles from the centre of Barnsley)
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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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  • Penistone   (7.5 miles from the centre of Barnsley)
    Sleeps 8
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  • Barnsley   (1.4 miles from the centre of Barnsley)
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    Barnsley self-catering cottage with parking, an outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi. Great for families, and pet-friendly, with on-site stabling. Sleeps 6.
     
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Accommodation in Sheffield

  • 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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  • Sheffield   (5.2 miles from the centre of Sheffield)
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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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  • Wortley   (8.6 miles from the centre of Sheffield)
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    This beautiful detached cottage sits in a rural position near Wortley in South Yorkshire, near Sheffield, sleeping two people in one bedroom.
     
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  • Dronfield   (6.5 miles from the centre of Sheffield)
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    This first floor cottage is located near to Holmesfield on the edge of the Peak District and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
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Accommodation in Huddersfield

  • Brighouse   (3.8 miles from the centre of Huddersfield)
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    Stylish designer hotel in Brighouse, close to the M62, ideal for business and leisure guests. On site Italian restaurant, meeting rooms. Dinner, B&B available.
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  • Huddersfield   (4.0 miles from the centre of Huddersfield)
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    £475
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    Detached barn on the edge of the Pennines near Golcar & Huddersfield, beautifully furnished with stunning views, free WiFi, welcome pack & stabling available. Pub 1 mile. Sleeps 4.
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  • Holmfirth   (6.9 miles from the centre of Huddersfield)
    Sleeps 7
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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   (3.3 miles from the centre of Huddersfield)
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    Luxury duplex apartment in a converted textile mill near Huddersfield. Ideal for couples, business & families. WiFi and parking. Onsite spa facilities for an extra charge. Sleeps 5
     
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Accommodation in Rotherham

  • Sheffield   (2.4 miles from the centre of Rotherham)
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    Superb Travelodge Hotel at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield within easy reach of transport links and motorway. Free parking. Wi-Fi service. Bar and cafe onsite.
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  • Rotherham   (4.3 miles from the centre of Rotherham)
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    £56
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    Located in Rotherham (Bramley), ibis Rotherham East is within the vicinity of New York Stadium and Millmoor. This hotel is within the region of Meadowhall Shopping Centre and Mo...
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  • Rotherham   (0.9 miles from the centre of Rotherham)
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    Contemporary budget hotel less than a mile from Rotherham town centre with bar, restaurant, outdoor children's play area & a choice of breakfast. Close to plenty of attractions.
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Accommodation in Wakefield

  • 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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  • Wakefield   (0.2 miles from the centre of Wakefield)
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    Well appointed B&B hotel in Wakefield offers quality bed and breakfast accommodation in the town centre. 13 en-suite guest rooms. On-site restaurant & licensed bar.
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  • Holmfirth   (7.2 miles from the centre of Wakefield)
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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 Penistone

  • Upper Denby   (2.8 miles from the centre of Penistone)
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    Character 4 star Gold Award 17th c farmhouse cottage in Upper Denby nr Summerwine Country, grade II listed, garden, sleeps 6 plus cot, complimentary grocery pack, parking
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  • Penistone   (2.1 miles from the centre of Penistone)
    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   (5.8 miles from the centre of Penistone)
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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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