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Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall

Address

Renishaw,
Nr Sheffield,
S21 3WB

Details

Owned by the Sitwell Family the Hall has a beautiful 300-acre park containing eight acres of the most important Italianate gardens in England, and a house full of treasures large and small collected over many centuries.

The house is open by guided tour every Friday in the season at 1.00pm and 2.30pm and weekends during August. For group tours the hall is open by appointment.

Renishaw Hall Gardens make an excellent day out for families as well as garden, history and art enthusiasts.

Renishaw Hall is famous for its classical Italianate gardens, woodlands and wider park which were designed and laid out at the end of the 19th century by Sir George Sitwell, great grandfather of current owner Alexandra.

The gardens offer a tranquil place to visit for the day, or relax in for a few hours.

Renishaw Hall has a unique mix of grandeur meets family home, a tour of the hall is a fascinating opportunity to see where generations of the Sitwell family have lived, entertained and created.

The Cafe at Renishaw serves homemade food that is fresh and delicious. Renishaw Hall's award winning wine is grown on the estate and is available in the café.

Visit the fascinating Sitwell Museum with changing exhibitions each season.

Rex Whistler, one of the many artists sponsored and patronised by the Sitwells at the beginning of the century, called it "the most exciting place I know".

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

The Café at Renishaw serves homemade hot and cold food from Wednesday to Sunday during the season. Kindred & Kind a gift and interiors shop is open Wednesday to Sunday in the stables courtyard.

Opening details

During the season, the Gardens are open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am to 4.30pm. The 2017 season runs from 22nd March to 1st October.

Please visit the website for opening times of the gardens, and tours of the house and vineyards.

Prices

Hall Tours are taken by a guide and last approximately 1 hour. The tour remains on the ground floor only. Tickets for guided tours cost £12.95 adults (£11.95 concessions) and include admission to the gardens and museum.

Garden only tickets are also available at £6.50 per adult and £5.50 per concession.

Please see website for further details.

Directions

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Map reference: SK 437785  Lat: 53.30166 Long: -1.34572

By Road: off junction 30 of the M1 follow A6135 direction Sheffield

By Public Transport: From Sheffield 53, 50

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

The Café at Renishaw serves homemade hot and cold food from Wednesday to Sunday during the season. Kindred & Kind a gift and interiors shop is open Wednesday to Sunday in the stables courtyard.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesGravel
  • most of the parking is grass with tarmac paths.

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesRamp

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 1
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit
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