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Nostell Priory and Parkland

Address: The National Trust | Doncaster Road, Wakefield WF4 1QE, England
Phone Number: 44-1924-863-892
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Wakefield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens, built on the site of a...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I go here most weekends with the dog. Lovely walks and its worth a look in the house. I have a annual National Trust pass so its free all the time. If your not a member the grounds are free other than £2 parking. Nice little café which again is free to access, just avoid hot busy Sundays as they... More 

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lovely views and the house is interesting. They hold Tractor Engine fairs, Craft fairs and the Forces Day fate in the grounds.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Not being far from Nostell means we visit quite regularly to walk the dog and I also run there in the brighter days. Beautiful parkland and a nice cafe with some great events on throughout the year. Definitely worth a visit for some fresh air at any time of the year, Not been in the house but the stable area... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

lovely property, and the walk round the lakes n woods so picturesque, the courtyard adorned with xmas drapery, and tables with canopy umbrellas, make the cobbles appealing to sit out even in winter, the tearoom, pleasing to the eye, a hearty carrot and coriander soup with crusty bread, to warm the cockles of ya heart on a cold winters day,... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Nostell is normally a destination during good weather for me. For a change it was a visit after recent snow. I had no idea that the gentle slopes were popular with sledgers, young and old who were out in force on a December afternoon. The house is closed during winter but the grounds were as charming as always. A visit... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nostell Priory and gaeden are very nice to walk around, the house like all old houses full many intersting things and worth the visit They have a nice coffee shop also

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Lincoln, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My mother grew up in Leeds, but lived in California for the last 50+ years, and when we went back a few years ago, we did some genealogical digging and turned up that our family roots go back to "Warmfield/NewMillarDam/Wakefield." We went to an old church and found family headstones we didn't know about. We also stopped by Nostell Priory... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Lovely countryside spoilt by cattle trampling the grass into mud and tractors wrecking roadways to the extent that some walks are now not safe in wet or frozen conditions.

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