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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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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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Great place to visit with the children

Lovely grounds to wander around, plus the children (9 & 10) always love the adventure playground too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely grounds to wander around, plus the children (9 & 10) always love the adventure playground too.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Last time I visited Nostell Priory was approximately 1974, so wanted to visit again as I couldn't remember a single thing about my last visit. The only thing I remember is being able to park a lot closer to the house in a purpose built car park. The House itself doesn't actually open to the general public until 1pm. There... More 

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Huddersfield
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Excellent house and wonderful gardens. There is a parkrun here at 9am every Saturday and also worth checking their website for future events. Guides were very knowledgeable and all staff incredibly friendly and welcoming.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I am a regular visitor to Nostell, it is such a nice place for a walk in beautiful scenery, there are paths, a lake, fabulous old trees and its a really popular choice for dog walkers. The cafe and gift shop are pleasant, the loos well maintained and clean. The interior of the house is fascinating with lots of important... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A National Trust property with wonderful gardens and park. A play area for children. Good coffee shop although it can be difficult to find a seat during the weekends and school holidays. The coffee shop was larger when in the old stables.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

the gardens and parkland were still wintry but we went to visit the house.The house is not pleasing to look at but inside is amazing.Some truly magnificent rooms and furniture.Extremely pleasant and enthusiastic staff.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Visited Nostell on a quite day which is good because it ment that the guides in the house had plenty of time to talk. They were all very knowledgeable and made visit really interesting. We walked round the grounds and gardens, saw the adventure playground and vowed we would definately come back with our grandchildren when the weather gets a... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is always a lovely day out. The grounds are beautiful, lakes, secret twists and turns, woodland and open space. Good play facilities too. And kitchen gardens and orchard. The house itself is unmissable.

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I didn't particularly enjoy my visit here, as I found the property rather bland and lacklustre in comparison to other similar National Trust Properties. There were two saving graces. The first was the magnificent Brueghel painting which almost made the visit worthwhile. The volunteers were also very friendly and tried to impart information regarding the property.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visited on the first day of 2015 season. The staff were very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and a nice little restaurant that received two visits. Might not be the most glamorous place to visit but full of surprises if you looks for them.

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