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Why Wentworth Woodhouse?

Updated: May 10, 2023

The front of an old grand stately home surrounded by blue skies

If you've seen UK period dramas like Downtown Abby, Gentleman Jack, ITV's Victoria or films such as Darkest Hour, then you will already be familiar with the grand Wentworth Woodhouse.

Wentworth Woodhouse is a Grade I listed stately home first built in 1735 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Once the largest private home in the UK, it was acquired by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust in 2016, who set about restoring the property to its former glory and opened it up to the general public.

The house stands on 87 acres of grounds, where you will discover a deer park, beautiful lakes, wildflower meadows and even an 18th century temple. If that's not already enough, take a look inside the longest façade of any country house in England, where you will be greeted by a total of 365 grand rooms - one for each day of the year. A selection of these are currently open for tours.

The ArtWorks Together exhibition will be held in the Pillared Hall, a great central position close to the café and gardens, which is passed by all visitors to the house. Visitors to Wentworth average about 40,000 per year, making this space a fantastic opportunity for artists to promote their work.

Watch the video below to see our 2021 exhibition in action at WentWorth Woodhouse.

If you would like to delve into the History of Wentworth Woodhouse - this website on historic houses would be a great place to start.

If you'd like to find out more about Wentworth Woodhouse as a filming location - head here.

The photography in this post is property of Wentworth Woodhouse.



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