Course Venue - Barnsley Leeds/Sheffield Area - Wentworth
APAC's first training venue in the North of England is the
Northern College, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough where the Certificate in Therapeutic
Play and Diploma
in Play Therapy courses will be held, starting in February 2007.
Wentworth Castle has one of the most beautiful and impressive settings in
England and is easily accessible by road and rail from the North East of
England, Bradford, Huddersfield, Sheffield and Yorkshire as well as Leeds. See
It has an excellent environment for experiential therapeutic
Address: Northern College, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough,
Barnsley, S75 3ET
Phone: 01825 761143 (APAC) - for course booking enquiries or 01226 776000 for messages for course participants only
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - course bookings and enquiries
Website: www.northern.ac.uk for
information about this venue.
Drivetime Map - shows the area that is within approximately
2 hours drive of Wentworth Castle.
From the North via M1
Take first exit from J37 roundabout. Keep in middle lane
until you reach main traffic lights. Turn right at traffic lights. Continue
along road (approx 1 mile) until it changes into a dual carriage way, stay in
the right hand lane until you reach the filter road to turn right across the
dual carriage way, at the traffic lights. After turning right, continue down
the hill, over the motorway bridge and then first left into Gilroyd village.
Follow winding road through Gilroyd, over small bridge and sharp bend to the T
Junction. Turn right up Stainborough Lowe hill, and continue for approx half a
mile. The College entrance is on the left hand side at the top of the hill.
From the South via M1
Exit junction 36, take third exit (A61 Barnsley South), at
the small (second) roundabout take the first exit (still A61 Barnsley South).
After approx 500 yards take the left turning, by the obelisk, into The Walk
(signposted Pilley). Stay on this road for three miles, passing under the
motorway and through Stainborough village. Halfway up the hill turn left into
the College drive which is clearly signposted.
From Sheffield I Huddersfield via A629
Upon arrival in Thurgoland you should turn right (from
Sheffield) or left (from Huddersfield) at the traffic lights - one set in the
village. Stay on this road approx two miles, through Hood Green village and
find the College drive on your right as you descend a hill.
Please contact the venue for accommodation information and
booking. There is ample car parking space.
Wentworth Castle was the home of the Earls of Stafford
during the 18th century when most of the existing buildings were built and the
gardens and surrounding park designed. The main house is a Grade 1 listed
building of great historical importance and is encircled by the only Grade 1
listed landscape in South Yorkshire.
Its thirty-eight acres of grounds and gardens are of
outstanding botanical and environmental interest. The gardens contain the
national collection of many varieties of rhododendron, camellia, magnolia and
other Asiatic flowering plants, as well as native European species. The
blooms are dazzling in May and June and provide a tranquil retreat during
breaks from activities.
Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park Heritage Trust has
successfully raised £13m to restore the listed buildings, monuments and
landscape features. This work, when completed, will further enhance this
very beautiful location.
The photographs on this page are attributed to David Birtles & Petra
Explore Wentworth Castle with a Virtual Tour provided by Northern College.