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Nostell Priory and Parkland

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Address: The National Trust | Doncaster Road, Wakefield WF4 1QE, England
Phone Number: 44-1924-863-892
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens...
18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens, built on the site of a medieval priory, Nostell has been the home of the Winn family for 300 years. Commissioned by Sir Rowland Winn in 1733, James Paine built the house. Later additions by Robert Adam created exceptional interiors.Visitors can explore 121 hectares (300 acres) of parkland with a range of walks and views. Gardens include lakeside walks, a newly planted orchard and an adventure playground.Inside the house, see a collection of Chippendale furniture made specially for Nostell. Paintings by Brueghel, Hogarth and Kauffmann. A John Harrison (Longitude) longcase clock and an 18th-century dolls' house. The restored Butler's Pantry is also open to view this year.Don't miss find the mouse in the 18th-century doll's house. Discover masterpieces by Chippendale, John Harrison and Brueghel. Enchanting menagerie garden, pleasure gardens and developing vegetable garden. Wear the children out on the play trail. Lose yourself in the extensive rolling parkland. Take a guided walk through the park - Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays
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National Treasure

Beautiful house looks just how you want a stately home to look large and imposing. Gorgeous interiors also some of the ceilings are breathtaking. Nice cafe in the old stable block... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful house looks just how you want a stately home to look large and imposing. Gorgeous interiors also some of the ceilings are breathtaking. Nice cafe in the old stable block .Large area of parkland for kids and dogs to run off steam.

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Wakefield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Have visited several times and never get bored. The history and furnishings are fabulous and the grounds are great for everyone to explore.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love Nostell and as a national trust member it is a cheap family outing. The adventure walk in the woods is perfect to keep the little ones entertained whilst exercising those legs. Keep your eyes out for events too. We enjoyed the Easter egg hunt and police show last year. All great fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful building set in beautiful surroundings.The gardens are well worth a visit especially in full bloom,there's fantastic walks in the parkland and lakeside.If the kids get bored there's an adventure playground.This will create hunger so you can visit the in house cafe where you can sample some great home made cakes.There is also some lovely soup served along... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

there really isn't alot of grounds to wander in compared to other such places. I don't really go on house tours so cannot comment on this, the playground is fantastic though but you have to pay to get into the gardens to access it and it's not really cheap. Much prefer Temple Newsam for grounds, space and things to do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

An enjoyable historic house set in picturesque surroundings wit a lake and restored stable tea rooms and adventure play area . A great place for an afternoon with all the family and often events on at school holidays as there was this week when we visited .

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Nelliekay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Took our grandchildren here on a cold January Sunday. What a great place. Good adventure playground and a lovely walk around the grounds. Plenty to see to interest the children. I thoroughly recommend a visit. I intend to visit again in Summer when the house is open. Despite the cold weather it was ok to sit outside after our walk... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Love the park land and the gardens and the lakeside walks are lovely. The house is interesting if you are a member. We take visitors often and walk at all times of the year. Sadly the cafe is something if a nightmare. Frequent long queues, usually caused by disorganisation and the choice of food is poor. Unfortunate as they have... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Another great visit to the gardens and the kids loved the visit to Santa. Parking is ok but more disabled parking would be better.

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Penistone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We've been to Nostell Priory a number of times in the past, this time we visited a couple of days after Boxing day as we needed to get some fresh air and have a walk. The little one loves the kids play area, the food in the restaurant was good as usual. What made this trip special for us was... More 

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