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

  • Barnsley   (1.6 miles from the centre of Barnsley)
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    Budget Travelodge hotel close to Barnsley town centre with free parking, flexible check in/ check out by arrangement & 30 minutes initial free Wi-Fi. Family rooms. Pet friendly.
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  • Penistone   (9.3 miles from the centre of Barnsley)
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    Three cosy self catering cottages on a working farm close to Penistone on the eastern edge of the Peak District. WiFi and parking. Great for family/group gatherings. Sleeping 2 - 7
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  • Penistone   (8.6 miles from the centre of Barnsley)
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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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  • 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   (2.3 miles from the centre of Sheffield)
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    Newly refurbished Sheffield hotel set two miles from the city centre. Ensuite double & family rooms, free car parking, flexible check in/ out by arrangement. Pet friendly.
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  • Sheffield   (5.1 miles from the centre of Sheffield)
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    Charming 18th Century farmhouse offering B&B in beautiful countryside on the edge of the Peak District National Park yet close to Sheffield.
     
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  • Sheffield   (0.3 miles from the centre of Sheffield)
    Sleeps 4
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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   (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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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   (3.9 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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  • 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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  • Meltham   (4.4 miles from the centre of Huddersfield)
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    Holiday cottage & apartments available for short term lets in Meltham, near Huddersfield & Holmfirth, ideal base for the Pennine Way & local golf facilities.
     
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Accommodation in Rotherham

  • Rotherham   (1.6 miles from the centre of Rotherham)
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    Shopping spree at Meadowhall Favourite band playing at Motorpoint Competing at Ice or EIS Sheffield Then the Welcome Inn is a short drive away & offers an affordable base...
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  • Rotherham   (0.8 miles from the centre of Rotherham)
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    When you stay at Carlton Park Hotel in Rotherham, you'll be in the suburbs and close to New York Stadium and Magna Science Adventure Centre. This hotel is within the vicinity of...
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  • Rotherham   (3.8 miles from the centre of Rotherham)
     
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    Located in Rotherham (Bramley), Stonecroft Hotel is within the vicinity of New York Stadium and Magna Science Adventure Centre. This 4-star guesthouse is within the region of Me...
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Accommodation in Wakefield

  • Wakefield   (4.6 miles from the centre of Wakefield)
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    Newly refurbished Travelodge hotel near Wakefield with free car parking, adjacent Moto service area & Burger King, flexible check in/ out times & 30 minutes free Wi-Fi.
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  • Morley   (6.7 miles from the centre of Wakefield)
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    Budget Travelodge Leeds Morley Hotel within 6 miles of the city centre with free parking and restaurant adjacent. WiFi and optional breakfast. Double, family and twin rooms.
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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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Accommodation in Penistone

  • Penistone   (2.9 miles from the centre of Penistone)
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    Three cosy self catering cottages on a working farm close to Penistone on the eastern edge of the Peak District. WiFi and parking. Great for family/group gatherings. Sleeping 2 - 7
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  • Penistone   (2.2 miles from the centre of Penistone)
    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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  • Upper Denby   (2.8 miles from the centre of Penistone)
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    £67
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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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