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Nostell Priory and Parkland

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Address: Nostell Priory Nostell Priory Estate | Doncaster Road, Wakefield WF4 1QE, England
Phone Number: 44-1924-863-892
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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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Nice small walk in pleasant park land . £3 parking (can be reclaimed in cafe if spending over £10 ). Good cafe for light lunches. All walks one Easey and accessible pathways... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice small walk in pleasant park land . £3 parking (can be reclaimed in cafe if spending over £10 ). Good cafe for light lunches. All walks one Easey and accessible pathways . Dog friendly but some electric fences. Some walks wheelchair accessible Most all Weather Surfaces . cycling allowed on Some. House normally open main season in the afternoon... More 

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Thank Brian J
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The house and gardens are well worth a trip, the gardens around the house are just beautiful and the house is too, the rose gardens are a sight to see and the smell is just amazing all the roses out - its lovely.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The car park is a good ten to fifteen minutes from the house and so you get very wet if it's raining. The house was good and full of interesting artifacts and facts. The food was good but with a very limited choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today and saw the gardens in all their splendid colours. Well worth a walk through the estate . Well maintained paths lots of picture oppotunities. Ate in the cafe which was good grub. Fish finger sandwich over priced though. Ice cream kiosk was lovely and the shop & loos were all fine. Staff very friendly and helpful generally. Too... More 

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Thank Amanda R
Sale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this National Trust property with friends. Had we not all been NT members, admission costs would have been fairly expensive. It's a few minutes walk from the car park to the house, so if it's looking like rain, you'll need a brolly! We were lucky to get a sunny day. The house is very grand from the outside... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice house with interesting things in it.. However, the few information sheets in each room (sometimes only one copy), was at the exit end instead of the entrance which was really inconvenient in a room full of people. The info sheet only contained some small amount of info as to what was in the room. In order... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out if you're on a budget and are just wanting to walk the parkland. £3 for all day parking. Expensive if youre wanting to enter the house and grounds and not a member of NT. plenty of picnic spots, dog friendly. And plenty of walks around the parkland lakes. When we were there they also had a badminton... More 

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Thank Kate P
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a Bational Trust property. Members are able to park free and have free entry to the house and grounds. Visited on a beautiful day. Arrived early as the Cafe opened. Plenty of space to park the car. The coffee was first class. We arranged a guided tour of the house in the morning. The house is opened generally... More 

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Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large open park land and lake to walk around, lot's of place's to go and have a picnic perfect for a relaxing day. Nostell Priory house holds a very interesting collection of Chippendale furniture made specially for Nostell. Like most NT site's you are free to explore the house in your own time, prefect for a no rush kind of... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my friend on a sunny Tuesday in August. Car parking was £3 and things looked good on the way to the house. Lots of dog friendly areas and a small enclosed field to let your dog off the lead. Lovely open areas for picnics etc. We visited the cafe and the shop then we were ready for the... More 

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