©

Wentbridge trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Wentbridge

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Yorkshire  /  West Yorkshire  /  Wentbridge
(4.7/5 based on a few reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: wildlife areas
Wentbridge is a small village in the City of Wakefield district of West Yorkshire, England. It lies around 3mi southeast of its nearest town of size, Pontefract, close to the A1 road.The village contains one of the largest viaducts in Europe, its significance sanctioned by the Museum of Modern Art. Wentbridge is one of a number of locations that have connections to the legend of Robin Hood.Geography and topographyWentbridge sits in the heart of the Went Valley, on the northernmost edge of the medieval vale of Barnsdale, seen by many medievalists as the official home of Robin Hood. During the Middle Ages the village of Wentbridge was itself sometimes referred to by the name of Barnsdale because it was the main settlement in the Forest of Barnsdale, and it was possible to look down upon the village from the Saylis. The county boundary follows the A1 from the River Went to Barnsdale Bar, which is the southernmost point of North Yorkshire. Close by to the southwest is the Roman Ridge, a Roman road which closely follows the course of the modern-day A639. To the north is Darrington. Earlier historians have usually assumed that this district was heavily wooded. However, aerial photography and excavation have shown that the region has always been a largely pastoral landscape dotted with occasional settlements.The village of Wentbridge straddles the River Went, from which it takes its name, along a north-south axis and sits less than a mile from the county boundary with North Yorkshire to the east. The village is so named because it used to be the site of the Great North Road's bridge over the River Went. Entrance to the village was down a steep valley which would have been a problem before motorised transport and eventually became a bottleneck. Wentbridge House was one of the properties near the river and on the Great North Road. It still exists today and is called Wentbridge House Hotel.
Make your own Wentbridge vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our United Kingdom (UK) holiday planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Wentbridge

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Wentbridge:
Nightlife, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Parks, nightlife, fun & games
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, historic sites, nature
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Outdoors, wildlife areas, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to West Yorkshire

15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Leeds BY A USER FROM MALTA August, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom, Galway & Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Edinburgh, Glasgow & England BY A USER FROM INDIA January, teens, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM EGYPT December, culture, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Dewsbury BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Leeds BY A USER FROM ITALY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM ITALY December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in Australia, United Kingdom & Dubai BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News