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Nostell Priory and Parkland

The National Trust | Doncaster Road, Wakefield WF4 1QE, England
44-1924-863-892
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Ranked #6 of 22 attractions in Wakefield
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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 « less
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Pontefract, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Nostell priory is a very nice day out. You have the big manour house to walk around Although there is a fee to this, which is surrounded by acres of land and lakes. Ideal for walking the dog and having a picnic. Lovely day out I would strongly recommend it.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Nostell Priory is a good place to visit. the parkland is great for kids to run free and in safety. the house is quite interesting, being the home of Lord St.Oswald, (a distant cousin of the royal family). the estate also houses Nostell Priory Roses, which is a rose-growing enterprise and open to the public.

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yorkshire england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

WE are regular visitors to Nostell Priory with our little grandchildren. WE have an annual National Tryst familly membership and take every opportunity to visit this fabulous house and Parkland

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As we live locally this is one of our favourite destinations for a walk with the dog around the Parkland! The National Trust took over the management and upkeep of the Priory, Gardens and Parkland from the estate owners, the Wynne family. The property offers a real family experience with something for all. Car parking is excellent with disabled parking... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visit here on a regular basis with our Yorkie to explore the grounds and lakes. There is more than enough parking and the cost is not unreasonable, unlike the "house tour" which at around £10 per person is unfortunately is beyond our means. We always end up with a visit to the garden shop and often purchase something for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We had visited Nostell Priory over 10 years ago and the scones were lovely so had to try again and was not disappointed, scones were fantastic even better than the Savoy. The Priory visit was most interesting the room guides were very informative and we enjoyed our trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Visited with daughter's family, and spent time with two small grandsons in play area and grounds. Ideal for a family day out. Been in house before, and very much enjoyed it - but boys too small to appreciate spending time there. Thought we'd eat in café, but this was a disaster - meals were not good. They'd run out of... More

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I'm not one for old houses but I love the National Trust grounds and Nostell Priory's lakes are so beautiful and the playground is great for kids. I would definitely visit again.

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NostellPrioryNT, Manager at Nostell Priory and Parkland, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed our gardens and parkland. The adventure playground is one of our favourite places too, enjoyed by kids of all ages not to mention the grown ups too. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for your review. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I have recently moved to the area with my partner and we thought a trip to Nostell Priory might be nice. We weren't disappointed. There is parking facilities as you drive through the gates, which you pay for. There is a lovely walk up to the house with fields on your right hand side and a dog run which is... More

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NostellPrioryNT, Manager at Nostell Priory and Parkland, responded to this review

Lovely to hear that you are one of our locals now "littleleno". We are glad that you were not disappointed on your last visit to Nostell Priory. We are lucky to have had a couple of really nice days in the last week, which really has let our lovely views shine. As you rightly say, we do have a pay... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Visited Nostell Priory with my hisband after having tried twice before on the offchance and found it closed. Third time lucky ! The house was quite interesting although very dimly lit to protect furnishings etc, so much so that it was almost impossible to read the information sheets in some rooms let alone see the paintings and furnishings. My real... More

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NostellPrioryNT, Manager at Nostell Priory and Parkland, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments concerning your recent visit to Nostell Priory and the unacceptable wait and standard of food that you had. Its really important to us to hear comments for our guests to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible. Following your comments, we have already taken a number of steps to ensure that there are... More

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