Elsecar was built by the Earls Fitzwilliam, close to their vast family home at Wentworth Woodhouse, from the late 1700s. The village was home to their deep coal mines and monumental ironworks, but it was also a showpiece, which was intended to impress visitors from across the country, including royalty. A 12-minute walk from the station is Elsecar Heritage Centre, great for all ages. Within the village is the park with bandstand, 9-hole pitch and putt, café and playground, and pond dipping, amongst other things to do and see.
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