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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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Lovely walks!

We visited Nostell Priory on the Sunday of the bank holiday weekend. The grounds are lovely, not too cultivated but obviously well tended. We walked around the lake, through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Nostell Priory on the Sunday of the bank holiday weekend. The grounds are lovely, not too cultivated but obviously well tended. We walked around the lake, through the woodlands and also took time to view the very interesting graveyard of the church in the grounds.(not NT apparently). We decided to go for a coffee at the cafe in... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Pleasant enough couple of hours spent wandering the rooms and estate, although in my opinion the layout of the parlours and living quarters is too similar to many other 18th century mansions around England i.e. a slight case of ‘much-of-a-muchness’ and not as spectacular as those found elsewhere. But that’s only because we’ve visited so many of these wonderful places... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Another great place to visit if you want to spend time in a very intersting country house, lots treasures, the walks are very good and they have a great tea room, would recommend

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West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good Walks in the grounds and the house is worth a visit but check before you go as the house is not open every day. The House and grounds are part of the National Trust.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

A good day trip if the weathers fine, the walks in the grounds a very interesting but do remember to take good walking shoes.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice interesting place to walk around with 2 inquisitive labradors - plenty for them (and us) to see and do and the wedding I attended here a few years ago was excellent

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sheffield,united kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Visited here on a Friday,so was'nt too busy.Plenty of parking spaces, which cost £3 for the day,and if you buy food over £10, you get the £3 took of the price of the food. The carpark is a little way from the house,but there are buggies if you are a bit infirm.The house entry cost £11 each for adults,which enables... More 

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Found the priory when driving past. Returned for a visit and was blown away with the House and gardens. The lake and bluebell woods were both calming and delightful. The woodland area for children to build huts was an added plus for active kids. The expansiveness of green, the space - enough so as not to feel crowded. Found the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was our first visit to this nearby attraction. We explored the extensive gardens first and we thoroughly enjoyed this part of the day. The paths are well maintained and the views are excellent around the lakes. There is a very good children's playground area which has a wide and unusual variety of things to keep the young ones occupied.... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

nice relaxing place to walk, dogs allowed. nice lakes to walk around, plenty of parking spaces, cafe, toilets.

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