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Nostell Priory and Parkland

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Address: Nostell Priory Nostell Priory Estate | Doncaster Road, Wakefield WF4 1QE, England
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+44 1924 863892
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Lovely place to walk the dogs

We're very local to Nostell Priory so visit regularly to walk the dogs in the grounds, some times with the grandchildren, and generally visit the cafe too. We're NT members so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We're very local to Nostell Priory so visit regularly to walk the dogs in the grounds, some times with the grandchildren, and generally visit the cafe too. We're NT members so don't have to pay the £3.00 car parking fee but I don't think this is particularly pricey as there's no time limit. The walking is extensive both on and... More 

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Thank Deb E
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic , house , lake , parklands and courtyard . Walk for hours see the wildlife , reward yourself with a cup of tea and homemade cake xx

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Thank ssrahy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit here a lot and each time we make it different, choice of walks, gardens to visit, stately home to see and nice cafe to grab a coffee from. Worth a look you will spend more time there than you think. Events through the year so worth checking the website.

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Thank Laurac0185
York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nostell Priory was a popular destination, it provides nice long walks and dogs are welcome. The café is not too bad and holds indoor and outdoor seating. The park is fairly big, it’s long and full of apparatus so it’s a good adventure for any children. The park then leads onto a lake where you can take a nice stroll... More 

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Thank Gary R
wolverhampton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a stop off to stretch our, and our dog's, legs on a long trip back from Whitby. As NT members Nostell Priory was almost perfectly positioned, so we headed here, and weren't disappointed. It's obviously popular, as even on a cold day in January the park was busy with families, dog walkers, joggers and cyclists. We enjoyed a... More 

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Thank fillyk
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole area and surroundings are needed to be visited to appreciate the fine traditions and beaty they have. It is a place that takes you back in time but gives you a modern view of things

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit quite often as it keeps my grandchildren busy in the play area, they love the swings, zip wire and bouncing tyres, they never want to go home. In summer they have things going on all the time to interest them, they were trained as maids and dressed up in costume, a great experience for them. I take the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is often our "go to" place if we are ever stuck for anything to do for a couple of hours. Have to give it five stars as I have nothing negative to really say about the place. My daughters love bringing their bikes and scooters here. It's actually a great place to learn how to ride due to the... More 

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Thank leigh b
Barnsley South Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Often go to do their Park Run nothing better than a double park run News Years Day Youngest daughter treat me to a bacon sandwich and coffee afterwards I had my dog with me so sat outside because I was wet I did not stay long as was so cold Maybe because the park does attract a lot of dog... More 

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Thank JillThompson02
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonably local and a NT member, so visit this place all the time. On our last visit, after a cold walk around the grounds, I thought I'd use up the last two 'stamps' on my loyalty card in the cafe. I wanted two hot chocolates (with toppings) and one regular tea, so paid for a tea and a chocolate. When... More 

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