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Northern College is housed in the grade 1 listed Wentworth Castle on the outskirts of Barnsley and close to the M1 motorway. Book your conference, event or meeting with us. We can also provide residential accommodation for your guests.

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Northern College is housed within the magnificent Wentworth Castle on the outskirts of Barnsley but close to the M1 motorway.

It is the only Grade 1 listed house of historical importance in South Yorkshire and is set within over 500 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland which creates a unique setting for conferences and events.

Our bespoke facilities offer amazing views over the stunning Wentworth Gardens. We have complimentary parking for you and your guests.

We can host up to 120 guests and have a number of rooms for you to choose from in our stunning Home Farm Complex and in the Main House too.

Each of our conference and event rooms are available to hire on either a half day or full day rate.

There are 24 ensuite bedrooms in our Home Farm Complex.

We have all that you need to deliver an amazing event, whether it is a company conference, a training event, or a weekend Yoga retreat.

We look forward to hosting your event in our beautiful surroundings.

Why choose Northern College?


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