Reyt Royal Tours

Guided tours every Saturday and Sunday

Taking place at 2pm every Saturday and Sunday, visitors will be guided around the village to discover amazing secrets and Royal connections.

People will hear about Royal visits to this very special village that have taken place over almost 200 years.

Built to be shown off, the Earls Fitzwilliam brought aristocrats and Royalty to Elsecar. They gazed at glowing furnaces that reached high into the sky. They marveled at spectacular architecture, industry and extraordinary innovation.

They even went deep into the village collieries, including the first Royals to venture underground anywhere in the UK. In 1851, Queen Victoria was taken outside the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace, to see a giant column of coal taken there especially from Elsecar!

Other tours and special events will be taking place throughout the summer including Great Engine Demonstrations and History Hikes.

Tours are £5, book your place by calling 01226 740203