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Wentworth Woodhouse Stables and Riding School

Designed by John Carr and built in 1768. The stables can accommodate over 100 horses.

Wentworth Woodhouse is a Grade I listed country house near the village of Wentworth. Its East Front, 606 ft (185 m) long, is the longest country house façade in Europe The house includes 240 rooms and covers an area of over 2.5 acres (10,000 m²).

Built by Thomas Watson-Wentworth, 1st Marquess of Rockingham (1693–1750), and added to by his heir. In the nineteenth century it became the family seat of the Earls Fitzwilliam.

The history of Wentworth Woodhouse and the estate is fascinating, too much to cover here. Look it up on the web. The recent history is very interesting.

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Taken on March 24, 2010