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Wentworth: April 2018

Please note that this page contains information for a past event.

Up-to-date details can be found on the Wentworth information page.

You can also see photographs from previous events.

We'd love to see you there!

Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire

6th, 7th and 8th April 2018

We will be meeting for another weekend of workshops, writing and socialising at Northern College, Wentworth Castle, just off the M1 near Barnsley in South Yorkshire.

Grounds 1

Wentworth grounds


  • Dates: 6th—8th April 2018.
  • Venue: Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire. See below.
  • Cost: £157.50 for three days or £125.00 for two days. See below.

Situated in rolling countryside not far from the M1 and just three miles from a mainline railway station (you will be collected at the station and returned by a delegate at no extra cost), the Wentworth Writing Weekend is a laid back learning holiday for writers of every genre and level.

Our residences are the Farmhouse and the Home Farm cottages and our meeting room is the Arched Barn conference centre. This was once the estate farm of Wentworth Castle and has a quaint charm, yet with many up to date features. All the rooms are en-suite and one is adapted for the disabled.

The 60 acre garden, just beyond a Greek Temple, will be in full bloom in Spring, housing as it does a National Azalea and Rhododendron Collection. The Earl of Stafford's handsome conservatory was restored and opened in 2013, having been completely rebuilt. To the side of the great house is a 500 acre deer park.

Our tutors are published authors and creative writing lecturers who give excellent workshops, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, and there will be lots of time for writing your project and for socialising with other delegates.

Grounds 2

Back of the house overlooking the greenhouse

Arrive Friday after midday (or Saturday 8:45 am), leave Sunday around 5 pm.


The weekend is not intended to be a money making event and we charge as close as we can to our costs.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: £157.50 We feed ourselves on Friday with an evening pub meal.
Saturday, Sunday: £125.00 All in. B&B, evening meal, tea and coffee throughout the day.

The Venue

Image: Wentworth Castle

Wentworth Castle

More photographs of Wentworth Castle and the grounds, together with a brief history, can be found on the venue details page.


Please note that this event is in the past, so booking is closed.

Future events may be available on our booking page.

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Author: Kevin Machin Date: November 17, 2017 2:08 pm
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Christine: August 19, 2017 8:43 pm

Hi Kevin

Can I please put my name down for this - missed last one! Hope you will be at NAWGFest2017 so we can discuss

king regards Christine

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Kevin Machin: August 20, 2017 9:05 am

Hi Christine,

I've passed you name on to Chris Huck, our Wentworth organiser.

See you at Warwick.

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