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By Car (free parking available for students)
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 carriageway, stay in the right hand lane until you reach the filter road to turn right across the dual carriageway, 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 ½ 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 / 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.

Note to Sat Nav users

If your Sat Nav directs you to proceed past the Strafford Arms, please turn around, as this is the Wentworth Castle Trust car park. Go back to the crossroads and turn left and proceed up the hill where you will see Northern College’s main entrance on your left.

By Rail or Coach

Dodworth railway station is 1.5 miles from Wentworth Castle Gardens, while Barnsley Interchange railway station is around 3 miles away. Upon arriving in Barnsley interchange you can either take a taxi or bus (23, 23A & 24). Please check the National Rail website for up to date timetable information.

By Bus

These are in PDF format and are provided to the public via their web site

Alternatively live bus timetables are now available via Google maps here.

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