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Rockingham Arms Hotel (Wentworth)

(Show map) Tel: 01226 742075
Hotel Policies
Check-in From 14:00 hours
Check-Out 07:00 – 12:00 hours
Cancellation/Prepayment Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.
Children Up to two Children under the age of 16 sharing a room with adults stay free of charge subject to the availability of a suitable room. Cots are available at most of our Hotels and at no extra charge. Please specify at the time of booking if a cot is required.  Any request for additional extra beds needs to be confirmed by management as this will be subject to availability and a room supplement may apply. Room supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. Please ring the hotel directly for further information.
Pets Pets are not allowed.
Accepted Credit Cards American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

 

Facilities
Bar/Lounge On-site bar & lounge
Restaurant Pub restaurant on-site
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair access to the hotel
Hairdryer In-room hairdryer
Free Wi-Fi Unlimited free Wi-Fi available
Television Flat-screen digital TV
Free Parking Ample on-site free parking
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities In-room tea & coffee making facilities
Telephone Facilities In-room telephone facilities
Functions

Weddings at The Rockingham Arms

Surrounded by stunning Yorkshire countryside, The Rockingham Arms Hotel makes a wonderful backdrop for a wedding. Along with our superb in-house catering, function rooms, delightful bridal suite and guest rooms, the Rockingham Arms is the perfect place to spend your big day.

About the Hotel

The ideal hotel to discover glorious Yorkshire

Nestled in the heart of the South Yorkshire countryside you can easily explore much of this county of rolling hills and broad valleys before coming back to the comfort of the Rockingham Arms Hotel. Nearby is Wentworth Woodhouse, a Grade I listed country house on the Wentworth Estate. Unfortunately, as the house is in private hands, it’s not yet possible to explore inside but the grounds are open on Sundays. With 21 remarkable follies to explore, a trip to Wentworth Woodhouse is highly recommended.

 

Shop at Meadowhall or explore the Peak District from our hotel

Whether you prefer hitting the shops or walking the hills, all are just a short distance from The Rockingham Arms Hotel. We are just 3 miles from one of the UK’s best shopping experiences, Meadowhall, with over 280 stores, many restaurants and a cinema. If you prefer the great outdoors, the magnificent Peak District National Park is half an hour away.

How to get here

How to get here

We are conveniently located just off the M1, 4 minutes from Junction 35A, at 8, Main Street, Wentworth on the B6090. If you are using satnav, please type in the following postcode: S62 7TL.

Area & Hotel History

The village of Wentworth dates back to at least 1066, where it is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Taking its name from one of the great aristocratic families of the time, the Wentworths, it’s not actually known how the village came into this family’s hands. They were united by marriage with the Woodhouse family who lived on the site of the Wentworth Woodhouse country house. Together, the combined Wentworth family went on to dominate the area for centuries, acquiring land, money and influence.

 

The most famous member of the Wentworth family and one who went on to achieve prominence and political power was Thomas Wentworth (born 1593), the 1st Earl of Strafford. He quickly rose to power within Parliament becoming President of the Council of the North and Lord Deputy of Ireland. Clearly an ambitious character he lacked support within Parliament and he was tried and beheaded for treason on Tower Hill in 1641. His remains are buried under the Old Church in the village.

 

After the Earl’s son died without an heir the estate was passed to the Watson family. Later becoming the Watson-Wentworth family, who later became the Marquises of Rockingham, they built many of the grand structures in the area, including the magnificent East Front of Wentworth Woodhouse. There are 21 follies on the Wentworth Woodhouse estate and legend has it one was built as the result of a bet by Earl Fitzwilliam. He built The Needle’s Eye after he wagered he could ride a horse and carriage through the eye of a needle.

 

The fascinating stories continued with the 6th Earl building the magnificent Holy Trinity Church, known now as the “new” church. The 7th Earl opened a successful car factory in Sheffield, producing the Simplex, one of the first ever motorcars. The 8th Earl had a tragic end when he sadly died in a plane crash along with Kathleen Kennedy, sister of J. F. Kennedy, his girlfriend at the time.

Local Attractions

About Wentworth

A tranquil and pretty village in South Yorkshire, Wentworth is located close to the M1 motorway in the DearneValley, 5 miles north of Rotherham, 9 miles south of Barnsley and just 10 miles from Sheffield and the edge of the High Peak District. Within easy reach of many lovely South Yorkshire attractions and activities, The Rockingham Arms Hotel lies at the heart of the village on Main Street. Local amenities, including shops, cafes and a garden centre, are close to the hotel.

 

Meadowhall (3 miles)

For a day of shopping, dining and movies, Meadowhall is hard to beat. There are 280 big name stores under one roof. The Rockingham Arms Hotel is a short drive away from Meadowhall and the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hard day’s shopping.

 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park (18 miles)

Voted Yorkshire’s Most Magnificent Attraction in 2012, the Yorkshire Wildlife Park is certainly worth a visit. You can meet Vladimir and Sayan, two endangered Amur tigers who, after living side by side in a long introduction period, are now the best of friends. Or come face-to-face with the most endangered big cat on the planet, the Amur leopard, at Leopard Heights. The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is just half an hour away from the Rockingham Arms Hotel.

 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (14 miles)

Simply stunning, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park boasts both indoor and outdoor attractions and is open all year round. The grounds of the park are vast and there are always at least 60 sculptures to enjoy, including the largest collection of open air bronzes by Henry Moore and iconic sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and Joan Miro. A family-frendly experience set in 500 acres of historic parkland, admission is free although there is a charge for parking. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a short 20 minute drive from The Rockingham Arms Hotel.

 

High Peak (12 miles)

Discover the Peak District National Park in all its incredible glory. The perfect place to walk, ride or simply enjoy the view, the Peak District & Derbyshire Dales are a special place to visit. And after a hard day hill walking or mountain biking, you can head back to your hotel to relax within 20 minutes.

 

Brodsworth Hall (12 miles)

One of the quirkier halls to visit near the Rockingham Arms Hotel, Brodsworth Hall is presented exactly as it was left by its last owner, Sylvia Grant-Dalton, in 1988. Many of the Victorian features are untouched as she began to live within smaller quarters of the hall. The ‘Grand rooms’ of the ground floor are much the same as they were in their heyday, as is the Victorian kitchen. The hall is a sight to behold with impressive grounds. We highly recommend a visit while you’re staying with us in Wentworth.

 

Wentworth Castle (6 miles)

Completed by Thomas Wentworth in 1731, Wentworth Castle is his response to unexpectedly not inheriting the vast Wentworth Woodehouse estate. A spat between Wentworth and cousin Thomas Watson, who did inherit Wentworth Woodhouse, saw the two competing to make grander and grander homes for themselves. This resulted in a very beautiful castle for you to explore, which is now open to the public along with a deer park, café and family activities. Both castle and the gardens are Grade I listed, and can be reached in just 15 minutes from The Rockingham Arms Hotel.

 

Elsecar Heritage Centre (2 miles)

There’s plenty to see and do at nearby Elsecar Heritage Centre whatever time of year you visit. There are perfectly preserved stone cottages from the industrial age and a regular antiques fair. Keen anglers and bird watchers can enjoy the peace and beauty of the freshwater reservoir. Close to the Rockingham Arms Hotel, this is a great place to enjoy a fun day out with all the family.

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