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This Elizabethan manor house has delighted visitors for centuries. Charlotte Bronte was a regular visitor and Oakwell Hall featured as Fieldhead, the home of the heroine in Charlotte's novel, Shirley.
Oakwell Hall was built in 1583 by John Batt and is set out as a family home of the late 17th century with a fine collection of mainly authentic furnishes.
The formal 17th century garden has recently been restored, with box hedging planted in geometric patters, inspired by the wood and plaster designs inside the Hall.
Beyond the gardens are 100 acres of Green Flag award winning country park featuring a visitor centre, cafe, adventure playground and nature trail.
Open all the time
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Follow A62 to Huddersfield, at major set of lights where road meets A652. Follow the A652 north towards Bradford for approximately one mile. Look for our sign on the right hand side of the road.
By Public Transport:
From Batley train station the park is located approximately three miles along the A652 Bradford Road heading towards Bradford.
: 3 miles from Batley station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- French signs/guides
- German signs/guides
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Welcome Host
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Dogs accepted
- Smoking not allowed
- Venue approved for civil marriage
- Wedding receptions
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Facilities for visually impaired