Penistone is the highest market town in England (750ft / 230m above sea level) with a long history with the parts of the church dating back to the 13th century and the Grammar School founded in 1392. Although largely rural today, at one time it had a thriving textile industry with its own Cloth Hall (now a chemist) and a huge steel and iron works that closed in 1930. The Huddersfield-Sheffield line was built here in 1850 necessitating the building of a 29 arch viaduct across the valley to the town. Today it has reverted back to a market town with a new cruck type hall built in 2011.
Market Hall, Church
St John's Church
Thurs / Farmers Market second Saturday of month
Tourist Info Centre
Library, High Street, Penistone S36 6BR
Train station. Central car parking.
Penistone Parade and Gala
Penistone Festival of Folk