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.