Things to see and do within easy reach of Millhouse Green and Penistone
Beautiful countryside and major towns and cities all on your doorstep
We’re conveniently situated within easy reach of some of England’s most beautiful scenery and historic sites. Clamber the craggy peaks and moors in the Peak District National Park where you’ll stumble upon secret caves and natural springs. The rural beauty of idyllic Bradfield – complete with a medieval church, Norman castle and cosy pubs – will take your breath away.
Locally there is an abundance of walking and cycling routes (the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire have both passed through), welcoming local pubs, restaurants, farm shops and cafes.
Holmfirth, “Last of the Summer Wine Country” is a 15 minute drive away – there are spectacular views on the way and the town itself has an eclectic array of shops; there are also frequent food and folk festivals.
Sheffield is 35 minutes away and is a vibrant city offering a diverse range of activities, shopping and an industrial heritage second to none.
Further afield either side of the Pennines you may wish to spend a day on the coast. To the east the traditional seaside resort of Filey is an ideal seaside location for young families with a beautiful 5 mile stretch of sandy beach. To the west is Blackpool, probably the best known seaside resort in the UK. The promenades and piers are scattered with amusement arcades and entertainment venues. For those of you wanting to ‘dip your toe’ there is a sandy beach which now boasts a Blue Flag beach award. Nearby – Liverpool, a city bursting with both pop and culture and Manchester, one of England’s premier cities.
From a practical point of view, the nearest town, Penistone, is less than 2 miles away and is the perfect place to stock up on all your supplies. There’s a Tesco, Co-Op, Spar and several privately run shops all offering a variety of goods. The general market is held every Thursday and at the weekend there are often specialist markets offering crafts and local produce.
You can find lots of local information over at the Visit Penistone website. We’ve also added some places below which with think you’ll find of interest.
Historical house, museum and gardens situated near the picturesque village of Cawthorn. Nearby is also Cannon Hall Farm and garden centre each with its own café/restaurant.
Set in the middle of the picturesque Peak District village of Castleton, the approach to Peak Cavern is awe-inspiring. Attractions include caves, boats, guided tour and more.
The Blue John Cavern in the Peak District is possibly the finest that can been seen by the general public in Western Europe. Blue John was first discovered at Castleton by the Romans almost 2000 years ago and the caverns are the world’s only known deposits of this extremely rare and beautiful stone.
Winnats Pass, Castleton, is a long collapsed limestone cave system. Speedwell Cavern, one of the area’s many show caves (see the link to Peak Caverns), has its entrance at the foot of Winnats Pass.