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Address: The National Trust | Doncaster Road, Wakefield WF4 1QE, England
Phone Number: 44-1924-863-892
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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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We took the family to the house and gardens, the children.. 11 and 17 even enjoyed the house as it was well presented and the staff were well informed and friendly. the gardens... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took the family to the house and gardens, the children.. 11 and 17 even enjoyed the house as it was well presented and the staff were well informed and friendly. the gardens were lovely but i felt there could be more to do..other than take a football., although there is a nice walk around the lake. We also visited... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Took the family around the house. Unfortunately, not much of interest in the house for teenage kids, but us oldies enjoyed it, especially the 200 year old wallpaper! The room guides were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Due to travel delays we did not have time to walk in the grounds, which was a shame. Will have to go back... More 

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a simple and straightforward review, in that if you like stately homes and grounds and have not yet been here, then you need to go, as it's very good indeed. If that's not your normal kind of day out, then it's a good example of such a place for you to try for your first experience.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great place for a day out with family + dogs. Some really stunning views around the parkland, lake, gardens and iconic house and gardens. Lovely tea room and gift shop in the old stable yard. Adventure playground for children and nice easy walks for the less active but longer walks available too.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Kids love the playground here which is more suitable for older ones and is through the woodland. Tea shop and ice cream also good. Worth to join NAtional Trust

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Fantastic house although the upper levels were not available on our visit. Very well kept with fantastic furniture, I have not seen so much Chippendale all in one place and the Adam's fire places are wonderful. The grounds are very extensive and very well presented and you can wander on many trails. We did not even get to see the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Lived in Wakefield most of my life and I never heard of Nostell Priory or was probably not interested then I leave and find out Nostell Priory is part of the National Trust. It is a true pride of Wakefield, the park, grounds, house, forest, walks and gardens are beautiful. There is a nice eat in place, plenty of picnic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nostell Priory is the usual National Trust high standard. It's a great place to take dogs as there many acres of parkland to roam around (dogs not allowed in the house). There is the usual high standard of restaurant with plenty of choice. A great place to visit.

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Enjoyed our time here, on our arrival we decided to take a walk by the lake. My husband uses a mobility scooter and the path was good so we really enjoyed it. On our return we decided to have a coffee break, the weather was perfect, lots of peope eating out. It was rather hot so we prefer to eat... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a very peaceful and well looked after park, the café is a treat with delicious homemade cakes, plenty of space and lovely walks.

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Address: The National Trust | Doncaster Road, Wakefield WF4 1QE, England
Phone Number: 44-1924-863-892
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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