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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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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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Shame no house

We came here to show a friend around different areas of Yorkshire as she has come from Australia. The grounds and courtyard were great but a shame the house was closed especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We came here to show a friend around different areas of Yorkshire as she has come from Australia. The grounds and courtyard were great but a shame the house was closed especially in mid peak summer holidays. But we visited the cafe where they sold possibly the greatest wheat free scones EVER!!!!! I would return here just for those scones... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We decided to break our journey home from Northumberland with a visit to Nostell and lunch. We got lost in deepest Pontefract with only a mobile phone to show us directions. There was absolutely no signage for Nostell from the A1M, and Pontefract was horrendously busy. We nearly gave up altogether, but found our way eventually. We enjoyed a welcome... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have wanted to visit for a while' and did so today. Write ups about it make it all sound wonderful, but we can only give it an average at best, Very badly signed from Wakefield we eventually arrived and were greeted at carpark entrance by a young man being very polite. A hot sunny day so... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours here after a visit to the National Coal Mining Museum. The priory and its grounds are lovely. The priory has some interesting furniture and paintings and a large dolls house. One of the highlights for us was the friendliness of the room guides who really bought the history of the building to life with stories... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This has to be on your list of places to visit in west Yorkshire, with extensive park, pretty gardens and a very interesting house. This is a National Trust property but interestingly if you are a non member and have to pay for parking , you can offset this against your cafe bill as long as it is over £10.... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had a really good day we took our eight year-old granddaughter. The daily events lookedvery good, we went on outdoors day my granddaughter loved the cycle track and was delighted to receive a certificate. We then played badminton. Feeling hungry we went to the cafe the food was good and a reasonable price. We were pleased with the healthy options... More 

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yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

fantastic place to visit great for walking dogs round the woodland area with separate fenced off area if unsure about letting dogs off lead

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

lovely spot for an afternoon out, walk through the grounds or the gardens, easy to get to and they often have fetes here too which are good. the gardens are very pretty but you cannot take a dog in there is worth noting.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Came here with a friend and her two small children. We enjoyed a lovely walk around the lake and then a picnic on the grass. The children loved the play area and we sent some time in there before the house opened at one. The one year old with us was tired and ready for a sleep soy friend put... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A great place to wander around or cycle or have a picnic in the fine weather great spaces for the kids to run around

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