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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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A great day out

We took our grandchildren there for the afternoon last week. All the facilities are excellent, and the adventure playground occupied them for hours. A few extra benches and coffee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

my hubby and i went to visit nostell priory today our first visit....the house is splendid...but the service and food at the cafe is utter rubbish......we ordered a cheesey toasty,pork sandwich,cake and tea for our lunch....it took 40 mins to come by witch time our tea was cold..id asked for white bread for my toasty when the lady served it... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We took our grandchildren there for the afternoon last week. All the facilities are excellent, and the adventure playground occupied them for hours. A few extra benches and coffee would be a bonus in the play area for the 'old folks' :-)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went here with my daughter in law and granddaughter, we had such a great day, lots to do and see and staff were brilliant really happy and friendly. There's a lovely gift shop that's reasonably priced and a nice cafe to have lunch in. Will definitely go aagain.

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Wakefield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Visited the gardens walked around 5 miles with some stunning views such a lovely sunny day which always helps but stunning scenery. Loved the 3 hours spent as a NT member. Well worth a visit 👍😎💋

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The furniture and decorations in the house are beautiful as well as historical and valuable. We had a fascinating guided tour by a volunteer who really made it come alive. We approached the house by walking through the extensive parkland. Lovely views.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I love this place, we visit often and walk around the beautiful parkland. On this visit my son and I decided to have a look around the house and gardens too. At 9, I thought he might not enjoy it, but he read the guide to me as we went around and we enjoyed picking out specific details in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My first visit here since being a small child 50 years ago and I loved it. Car parking was ample and easy to access (free for MT members). We enjoyed the long walk through the parkland up to the house and other amenities. Luckily we arrived just in time to catch the 12 o'clock tour of the house which was... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Whilst in West Yorkshire we visited Nostell Priory and Parkland. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it for a family day out. We did the guided tour of the house which was very informative. We went round again later and took photographs we also saw aditional rooms and could have a one on one with other guides. Unfortunately it... More 

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Warnsveld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nostell Priory is a small but beautiful house in superb parkland countryside, which invites to nice walks. The house itself is nicely furnished. Explanation provided in every room by knowledgable guides.

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Pontefract, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I used to work on the Sassoon estate outside London. The grounds there were sculpted by Capability Brown - and the grounds of Nostell have that same scope. It is hard to imagine how so much change was done by hand! Nostell also has great tours - best of at al Christmas!

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