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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Specialty Museums
Seeking information about the coal fields of England? Visit this special-interest museum that tells the whole story.
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Art Galleries; Parks
Owner description: As one of the world’s leading open air galleries, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and... more » Owner description: As one of the world’s leading open air galleries, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art inspired by the natural beauty of the historic 18th Century Bretton Estate.With a changing programme of exhibitions and a dynamic line up of events and activities throughout the year, each season brings something new to discover. « less
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: 18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens, built on the site of a medieval priory, Nostell has... 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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Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: ; Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: The Hepworth Wakefield is Yorkshire's award-winning gallery designed by David Chipperfield Architects which opened to the... more » Owner description: The Hepworth Wakefield is Yorkshire's award-winning gallery designed by David Chipperfield Architects which opened to the public in May 2011. The UK's largest purpose-built gallery in over 50 years, we celebrate the achievements of one of Britain's most significant sculptors, Barbara Hepworth, in the city in which she was born and raised. As well as the Hepworth Family Gift, a unique collection of Hepworth's working models gifted to Wakefield through the Art Fund, the gallery also holds the collection of the former Wakefield Art Gallery. Alongside collection displays, we also present a regularly changing programme of contemporary exhibitions by world-renowned artists as well as offering award-winning family and learning activities for all ages, a cafe bar and shop - a perfect day out for all the family. Free admission all year round. « less
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Ranked #8 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Owner description: For over 1000 years, people have been gathering in this holy place to offer their prayers and praise to Almighty God. As they... more » Owner description: For over 1000 years, people have been gathering in this holy place to offer their prayers and praise to Almighty God. As they still do every day. It’s difficult to tell from a website, but here we are located right in the centre of the city, surrounded by shops and businesses, with people passing our doors as they go about their daily life. Many of those people stop by to light a candle, say a prayer, or spend a moment of stillness and calm. « less
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Ranked #9 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Museums
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Ranked #13 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Museums
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Ranked #14 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #15 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Casinos
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Ranked #16 of 16 attractions in Wakefield
Category: Art Galleries
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