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Wentworth Woodhouse Follies and Monuments, Wentworth, South Yorkshire

The Needle's Eye

The group of follies and monuments at Wentworth Woodhouse needs little introduction, being one of the finest collections of landscape ornaments in Britain.   So this post is just an opportunity for The Folly Flâneuse to remind you that you can climb the Hoober Stand and admire the Monument on bank holidays and Sundays from Spring Bank holiday until late August. And also to use some photographs taken during the wonderful March heatwave.

The Needle’s Eye can be visited at any time via the the public footpath which leads off Coley Lane, park in the lay-by on your right as you approach from the village.

The Hoober Stand
Looking up the great mass of the Hoober Stand

The Hoober Stand can be climbed during the open days, but the exterior is accessible at all times from the public footpath. Follow the signs to Hoober and then Hoober Stand or see the estate’s website below for a map.

Looking from the Hoober Stand across to the distant Rockingham Monument

The Rockingham Monument can only be seen at close quarters on the summer open days so don’t miss the opportunity.

Ideally, visit the Wentworth Woodhouse mansion first  and see how the Rockingham Monument and Hoober Stand were placed as eye-catchers from the Palladian front. The third monument visible is Keppel’s Column which is featured here

Check opening hours and learn more about the follies here

Read about visiting the mansion and the great plans for its future here

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