A Grade I listed stately home with the longest façade of any country house in England
Wentworth Woodhouse stands in 87 acres of gardens and grounds and has extensive views over former parkland, including a deer park and lakes, which are vested in the Fitzwilliam Wentworth Amenity Trust.
Wentworth Woodhouse was built for the 1st Marquess of Rockingham from circa 1735, the work continuing over four decades, and then passed to the Fitzwilliam family. During World War II, the mansion was taken over for use by Military Intelligence and after 1945, the onset of open cast coalmining in the garden and park, made it impossible for the family to return.
This is an exciting time to visit the house which is undergoing the second phase of a large restoration project.