history

    • 14 October 2020

      Many a visitor to Wentworth Woodhouse has travelled down the driveway, got as far as The Stables and assumed they are outside the house itself. The huge, Palladian-style building looks far too grand to have been built only for horses and carriages.

    • 20 March 2019

      Discover Wentworth Woodhouse’s hidden tales on a new specialist tour with experts including our Head Gardener, conservation team, and longest-serving staff member, who can tell stories of working for the Fitzwilliam family nearly half a century ago.

    • 29 October 2018

      Running from November 2018 to May 2019, this series of seven lectures will inspire you with tales of hidden histories, secrets of world-class collections and stories of survival from some of your favourite stately homes, including Wentworth Woodhouse, Chatsworth House and Renishaw Hall. Find out more about your favourite places from the experts, including BBC Radio Sheffield’s Melvyn Jones, Chatsworth’s former head housekeeper Christine Robinson and Yorkshire country houses author Peter Brown.