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SOUTH YORKSHIRE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Worsborough Mill is an 18th century forge on the A61 towards Barnsley which runs working days where old water-wheel driven machinery may be seen. The dam, sluices and hammers are still intact. Within a short walk of here is Wigfield Farm which is open to the visitor and will be particularly popular with children who may get close to farm animals and view farm practices as they happen. You will see traditional and rare-breed species and there is a farm trail.
Keppel's Column - this 115 foot column stands across the valley from Hoober Stand. It can be seen from miles around.
The Rotherham Art Gallery hosts a varied programme oftemporary exhibitions throughout the year using a variety of media. Free admission. The Corridor Gallery is often a showcasefor works of artand craft by local and regional artists. Open Mon - Thu 9.30am - 7pm, Fri 9.30am - 5pm, Sat 9am - 5pm. Closed Sundays.
Monk Bretton Priory Ruins can be found at Monk Bretton on the east side of Barnsley. Ruins dating from 1153 plus a fully restored 14th century guest house.
Recently opened is the Aeroventure Museum (01302 761 616) in Doncaster. This is an aircraft museum that is located behind Doncaster Leisure Park. Aircraft on show include the Gloster Meteor and Vampire Hawker, Hunter and Lightning craft all of which have been recovered and repaired from junk-link states by volunteers. Doncaster's rich aviation history makes the town a fitting place for the exhibition. It is accesible via Doncaster Lakeside and is signposted from the Dome. Open 10am - 5pm daily.
Cannon Hall - click here for our Cannon Hall Museum, Country Park & Farm section (Cawthorne to the north west of Barnsley).
Roche Abbey (01709 812 739) can be found nearby in Maltby. This is site of dramatic ruins of a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1147. Among limestone outcrops with landscaped grounds. Occasional special events during the summer. Visitors' centre and gift shop. Open April to October.
Click here for our section on Brodsworth Hall and Gardens.
Click here for ou section on the National Coal Mining Museum, just over the border into West Yorkshire.
Clifton Park Museum (01709 823 635). The museum houses a collection of locally-made Rockingham Pottery, glassware of South Yorkshire from the 18th and 19th centuries to the present day and Victorian domestic items. Free admission. Open Mon - Thu 10am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Closed Fridays.
The Rotherham Arts Centre is a central venue for hosting a whole range of performances and activities of interest to everyone. Has a bar and cafe for refreshments and meals. The Box Office can be contacted on 01709 823 621. For enquiries ring 01709 823 641. Not far from this is the Rotherham Civic Threatre (01709 823 640). This has become the centre for many amateur productions and a growing number of professional productions including pantomimes, musicals, dance and drama. Events at the Arts Centre and Civic Theatre
The historic village of Wentworth can be found to the north of Rotherham. Lots of traditional pubs, country crafts and antiques.
In Barnsley is the Cooper Gallery on Church Street 01226 242905 -
a centre for the arts with a permanent collection on display and other exhibitions during the year.
Here you will find the well preserved Conisbrough Castle which is open daily to the public. Click here for our section on Conisborough Castle.
There is a Waterbus Service from Conisbrough to Doncaster which is a pleasant way to spend some time at a leisurely rate along the River Don.
Open from 10-5 (Summer) and 10-4 (Winter).
The next village to Conisbrough is Denaby Main where you will find the Earth Centre - click to check our Earth Centre section.
Open all year 10-5.
Tropical Butterfly House - North Anston SE of Sheffield. Tel 01909 569416.
Rother Valley Country Park (0114 247 1452). 750 acres of countryside with parkland, and a nature reserve. Amenities include cycle routes, cycle hire, orienteering, fishing, sailing, cable water skiing, windsurfing, model boat sailing, adventure playgrounds, football and volleyball pitches, grass ski slope, golf course and driving range, visitors' centre, cafe, shop, craft centre and picnic area. Open 8.30am until dusk. Small charge for car parking.
Other Country parks in the area can be found at Thrybergh and Ulley.
Other Leisure centres can be found at Brampton (01709 872 331) and Thrybergh (01709 851 745).
Rotherham Borough Council Golf Course can be found at grange Park off Upper Wortley Road. This is a championship 18-hole golf course that is beautifully landscaped with magnificent views over the Don Valley. Open to Residents and visitors alike. (01709 559 497).
Rotherham Superbowl 2000 is the place to go for ten-pin bowling. This has 32 lanes with a state of the art animated scoring system. Open 10am - 11.30pm daily. Bar and restaurant. (01709 559 026). In the same building you will find The Ice Zone. This is where to go for ice skating. Open 7 days a week.
If you are interested in Go-Karting, then the Avago Indoor Karting Centre is the place for you. Open Mon - Fri, Sun 1pm - 11pm, Sat 10am - 11pm. 7 karts on the track at any one time. The track is fully marshalled. Family drinks lounge and licensed bar. Buffet by arrangement. (01709 578 707).
Tennis facilities available at Barkers Park, Bradgate Park, Clifton Park, Coronation Park, Ferham Park, Valley Park and Victoria Park.
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