Rooftop Tours: book now!

Experience Wentworth Woodhouse from an entirely new perspective on a guided rooftop tour.

The house is now shrouded in 700 tonnes of scaffolding to enable vital roof repairs to take place, but the capital works are also enabling us to take visitors to new heights and experience the house and its surrounding areas from a whole new level.

Climb the 135 steps to the rooftop, where your knowledgeable guide will show you the ‘three roofs’ of Wentworth Woodhouse’s different houses and give an update on the restoration work taking place. A fully-accessible lift is available for visitors who require assistance.

Don’t worry about the rain as the vast rooftop will soon be covered by a huge tented roof, designed to protect the building from the elements during the repair process and our visitors whatever the weather.

As you climb the stairs, you will be able to catch glimpses of the surrounding countryside, which was once all owned by the Fitzwilliam family as far as the eye can see.

On certain days, there will also be the opportunity to see restoration in action, as scaffolders, masons and other skilled workers tackle the four-acre roofline and its numerous decorative statues.

Adult: £12
Child (5-17): £6
Under 5s: Free

Book your place now at wentworthwoodhouse.org.uk/events

Give us a call on 01226 351161 or email info@wentworthwoodhouse.org.uk

Fact File

  • Tours of the roof will take around an hour.
  • There will be six tours a day, Wednesday to Sunday, with spaces for up to 20 people per tour.
  • You need to have a head for heights! The roof tour walkway is 18 metres from the ground.
  • There are 135 steps to climb to the roof tour – but there is a lift, especially for wheelchair-users, people with impaired mobility and pushchairs.
  • Don’t worry about the rain – the tours will be beneath a huge tented roof designed to protect the building.
  • Hi-viz vests will be provided.

What will you see?

  • Views of the estate and surrounding countryside from the east side of the stairs.
  • The larger-than-life statues and huge chimneys erected during Georgian times.
  • On certain days, you will be able to watch stone masons, roofers and other skilled heritage workers carrying out restoration work.
  • The Ding-Ding Donation Station – put a pound coin in and it will rattle all the way down a drainpipe into the WWPT gift shop.
  • Take a photo at our Rooftop Selfie Station and be sure to share it with us on social media using #wentupworthit