Made our second use of our National Trust card at Nostell Priory. I had not been here for a couple of years and it was great to return here. The weather was glorious and the walk down towards the house from the car park is very impressive. Looked around the house first and the guides in each room were extremely knowledgeable and able to provide a much greater insight (although my partner found them too intrusive). The house takes more than a good hour to peruse. The adventure playground kept the kids entertained for quite some time, but we were running out of time so did not get the chance to walk around the gardens and lakes (this will have to be done on the next visit). Despite reading previous reviews on here of the cafe, we decided to give it a go and it was simply okay, but nowhere near as horrid as some previous reviews suggest. Ended the day with a walk of the parkland and it was a fantastic finish to the day.
Will definitely be coming back with our annual membership of NT, but would recommend to anyone wanting to visit to arrive a lot earlier in the day in order to do it all at a much more relaxed pace in order to see everything. The house interior looks a lot more impressive than when I last visited about five years ago.
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