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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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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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Nostell priory,

Nostell priory is a stately home on the main Doncaster Road from Wakefield, It's free to walk around the grounds and lakes, there's a charge to go inside the house. A camera is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nostell priory is a stately home on the main Doncaster Road from Wakefield, It's free to walk around the grounds and lakes, there's a charge to go inside the house. A camera is a good idea to take with you, Years ago it had a huge deer park but that no longer exists. The stable block is very interesting with... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A Sunday walk with my wife and dog is lovely at Nostell Priory.We always go for a bacon sandwich and a coffee to the cafe in the stables courtyard, before we head off to the caravan park for a natter with the residents there its perfect.

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Thank snowman7777
Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been quite a few times now, sometimes just to walk our dog in the grounds, other times just for a spot of lunch in the cafe. They host several events on throughout the year which are varied and good too. The gardens (which you pay additional for) are well maintained and wonderful - I wish mine looked like that!!!... More 

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Thank Sean-JosephD
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful national Trust property on the outskirts of Wakefield. Large grounds ample parking There is a café shop and toilets in the old stable block. The house is certainly worth a visit the staff are very knowledgeable. Dogs are welcome in the main grounds but not in the gardens

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Thank Keith133594
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We live half a mile from Nostell and take the dog walking there every day. There are paths, wild bits, a dog enclosure, lakes, a fabulous tea room, miles of open space, friendly NT trust helpers and beautiful views all round. I go because of the grounds and the walking but the house is lovely too. Much of the grounds... More 

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Thank HelenP952014
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here for a family day out. There was a big do on and it was amazing to watch and it perfected for a nice day out.

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Thank LizzyTurner1994
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As national trust members often frequent nostril just for the lovely lake walk, which is always so quiet! The playground is brilliant for older kids and the cafe although prices serves great coffee

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Thank TeamAC13
Horbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place, kids love it, dog loves it. Lovely few hours out. N.T members get in free and free parking. Play area is great, lots of activities. Lovely clean loos

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Thank Haigh84
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place for the children. A wonderful adventure playground in wood like setting with picnic tables. The cafe is very good. Plenty of walks to tire you out. My son loves it as he can run around, play with sticks, go geocaching and lots of other good things. Good place to walk your dog and there's even z fenced off... More 

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Greasby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife have been to Nostell many years ago and decided on a second visit. We knew the house would be closed at this time of year so spent a few hours walking in the beautiful parkland and gardens.

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