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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 21 attractions in Wakefield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I particularly liked Nostell Priory because I have a special interest in Georgian life. I went on a guided tour which was introduced as a 'taster' and which was just that - a very quick trip round the main rooms, but good because it took place before the house opened more widely so took place in relative calm. I would... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I visited on Sat 9th August, a super place,and very interesting, the interior is very opulent, and the guides were very informative. The walled garden is super with Banana trees etc,

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A really lovely mansion and one of the very few national trust properties in Yorkshire , the mansion has every room packed with the usual things stately homes are packed with but everything here is of a superior standard, if you love Chinese style you will love this place and the paintings are a joy . I am a national... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Where to start. Hmmm, I work in the area, along with my (now) wife and have had cause to go and visit the area on a couple of occasions. Firstly the Parklands are huge. They are also immaculate. You could spend a few days walking around the land without even going to the house. My review is somewhat biased as... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Doing our duties, we had 2 of our 5 grand children for a sleep over and decided to go for a ride from Sheffield to Nostell Priory with a picnic. We have seen it advertised quite a lot and heard it was somewhere to go with young children for the day. We parked up and walked around the House in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We finally visited Nostell Priory after 3 years of taking our daughter up to Leeds Uni, and it was very well worth it even though we picked a rather rainy day. It is set in lovely parkland, with cows grazing and the walk from the car park allows one's anticipation to build as the House looms larger. As ever, the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a lovely day out at Nostell priory. We were very well looked after by the National trust representatives, who were very helpful during the tour of the house and also answering any questions we had. It was a lovely sunny day, which helped as well.Thank you.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nostell Priory has so much to learn about, it was really interesting to learn about the history of the place and the people who lived there. There is plenty of beautiful landscape surrounding it as far as the eye can see. I really recommend this place.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went here for the first time on Sunday, and enjoyed a good day out. The parklands and gardens were the favourites for me as it was such a lovely day. I spotted six different species of butterfly in the grounds, and loads of dragonflies. Make sure you walk down to the lake as the views are quite stunning. The... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited Nostell Priory & Parkland last week as 'N' on our 2014 a-z nt family challenge. We totally enjoyed ourselves - the parkland approach is a really lovely walk from where we parked the car. Although we didnt have a picnic ourselves, there were plenty of families tucking in having a leisurely lunch, whilst taking advantage of the beautiful... More

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