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Elsecar Heritage Centre

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Perfect Sunday Afternoon Entertainment

Arrived here not knowing anything about the place, my wife had chosen it as somewhere to go for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, England
nice to wander round

nice to wonder round. we enjoyed the heritage centre. small selection of shops. couple of places to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
karen m
Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“steam train”(42 reviews)
“craft shops”(22 reviews)
“sweet shop”(17 reviews)
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Wath Road | Elsecar, Barnsley, England
+44 1226 740203
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived here not knowing anything about the place, my wife had chosen it as somewhere to go for a few hours on a free Sunday Afternoon. We both had a lovely time, £5 for a short ride on the stem engine, large food and craft...More

Thank Thudspud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Monday 8th of October with my wife .Underwhelming is a very kind description .Very few shops open and very little to see.The website paints a very unreal picture.So after a drink and lunch my wife and i got into the car and drove...More

Thank Gary h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice to wonder round. we enjoyed the heritage centre. small selection of shops. couple of places to eat. .

Thank karen m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not been to Elsecar before, a fascinating place. Stalls were reasonably priced, good variety and friendly atmosphere. LOVED Ruby's ice cream, super home made ice cream

Thank sukypam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited twice in the last month and loved this place. Found everyone friendly and helpful. The Encaustic Arts Plus were very accommodating and let us pick up pictures and cards later. Also the bottle shop/bar, sweet shop and health food store all gave...More

Thank Lois H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy as a craft fair, interesting place, first visit. Train running, great for kids.cafes etc.In the main building was the craft fair, many stalls Inc Bric a brac and local food suppliers.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautifully preserved and some lovely shops in this excellent attraction. A huge free car park and lots to see and do - go down to the railway to watch steam and diesel engines in action. A very enjoyable few hours spent hear

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Some nice shops, cafes and pubs but not what I was expecting. I thought they may be a museum or two but there isn’t. Was nice but we won’t rush back.

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Elsecar can always be relied on for putting on interesting events, this weekends seaside event was one of those. Plenty of activities for the children, the steam train was running and the craft fair, antiques centre and some unusual stall kept the adults entertained as...More

Thank Donald Arthur Y
Reviewed 2 September 2018

what a great afternoon we had looking around his historic attraction the steam railway along with the beam engine a steady walk along the canal plenty of craft and antique shops a mini fare and plenty of food and drink outlets what a wonderful day...More

Thank paul s
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18 September 2018|
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Response from Kay T | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafe at the site but whether it will be open on a Sunday I don’t know.
Aldridge P
3 June 2018|
Response from Elaine H | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are a couple of cafes and both serve hot food as well as snacks