We are located at Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3ET close to the motorway networks. We offer free parking and a discounted bus service from Barnsley Interchange for students.
Sat Nav users please use the post code S75 3ET.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Upon arriving in Barnsley interchange you can either take a taxi or bus (23, 23A & 24).
Do you want to benefit from a new discounted bus service which brings you directly to the Northern College campus’ front door?
Northern College’s number 34 bus service (stand A14) will bring students from Barnsley Interchange directly onto the college campus for £1 each way. This service will support the college’s courses for people aged 19 and over, starting January 2022.
Need to travel from further afield? You can visit the Travel South Yorkshire website for timetables and assistance in planning your journey at www.travelsouthyorkshire.com or West Yorkshire’s wymetro.com from travel from West Yorkshire.
Alternatively live bus timetables across England are now available via Google.com maps.
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