Cannon Hall is a fine example of a grand stately home that was developed to its grand proportions through the riches gained by a family in the 18th Century. The family in question, in the case of Cannon Hall, was the Spencer family who gained their wealth in the iron and coal industry of South Yorkshire ... Read more
Cannon Hall is set within some beautiful parkland that stretches downhill towards a picturesque river. Close to the house are the Fairyland Garden, developed as a play area for the family children, and the Cottage Garden, that originally provided food for the Hall.
Interesting Local History
The Hall itself and the surrounding gardens provide a great deal of interest for local historians. But housed within the Hall is Cannon Hall Museum, the Regimental Museum of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own) and the Light Dragoons. This museum is of great interest to those who study military history.
A Fun, Family Day Out
If the wonderful house and Parkland are not enough to keep your kids happy for a full day, then right next to the Hall is Cannon Hall Farm, including a petting farm, where kids can learn about and feed various farm animals, and a fantastic Adventure Playground.
A part of the Cannon Hall Gardens were landscaped into a Fairytale folly for the children to play in. The Fairyland area was laid out in the… Read More
Cannon Hall Museum
Cannon Hall Museum houses the Regimental Museum of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own) and the Light Dragoons…. Read More
The Cottage Garden
The Cottage Garden at Cannon Hall is a walled Georgian Garden that has been restored to show the wonderful working gardens that… Read More
Cannon Hall in Barnsley
Cannon Hall is a stately home, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire. The hall is run by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and is open to the public throughout the year for a variety of activities.
Cannon Hal itself boasts 2 museums which are open to the public and admission is free. The main Cannon Hall museum is a military museum, whilst the other is an art museum featuring ceramics, furniture and paintings.
The grounds of Cannon Hall, also known as Cawthorne Country Park, are a fantastic place to explore with children, with acres of landscaped grassland, ideal for picnics and games. The Fairyland garden was created in the 19th Century and retains its mystical beauty to this day. There is also a walled garden at Cannon Hall which has around 40 varieties of pear tree, among other fruit trees, and is home to the Annual Cannon Hall Pear Day when the pears are harvested.
Right next to Cannon Hall is the Cannon Hall Farm, which features the award winning Cannon Hall farm shop, deli and cafe, as well as the petting zoo and brilliant adventure playground.