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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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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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Perfect family day out

The weather was gorgeous today and really did Nostell Priory justice. We didn't view the house, aiming to come back and view it on a rainy day and opted to make the most of the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The weather was gorgeous today and really did Nostell Priory justice. We didn't view the house, aiming to come back and view it on a rainy day and opted to make the most of the glorious sunshine in the gardens. My two nieces absolutely loved the adventure playground and gardens. The gardens were simply stunning. Look out for the banana... More 

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Thank Shamima J
Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

i came here to walk round the grounds and take pics and decided to go in the house as well and i am so glad i did as its one of the best places ive been for paintings and old furniture etc could spend hours here

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Thank Debbie S
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we arrived around midday, and luckily managed to get to the house in time for the house tour. This last about an hour and is a great addition to the house, full of information and history of Nostell. Times for tours were 12.00, 12.20, 12.40, 1.00. Afterward we had a light lunch in the stables, and went for a full... More 

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Thank johnl1950
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly stunning and tranquil place to visit, especially the gardens. There is also a park in keepig with the natural surroundings for children.Gorgeous courtyard cafe with amazing cakes too. A must see!!

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Thank GrainneCummins1
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great grounds and caravan park adjacent. Finest country house in Yorkshire with exquisite examples of Thomas Chippendale furniture. The Dolls house built by Chippendale is an unbelievable example of his work. The rose gardens are world class.

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Thank SteveBFC1961
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fab place to go with children and dogs. There is a fenced area for dogs to play off leash without fear of them running off. There's s beautiful walk around the grounds and lake and a treat afterwards is to visit the cafe in the courtyard that sells from a simple tea and cake to a more substantial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we could only visit on a Monday and the house was closed but we decided to go anyway to enjoy the gardens and park walks. The gardens are well maintained by volunteers and during our visit were full of colour. There is a choice of 4 fairly short walks (i.e. between 0.5 and 2 miles) which take you through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first time we went here was a few years ago and it was one of the free national trust days. For some reason we didn't like it and I'm not sure if it was because it was busy or something. Now we go for a wander on a weekly basis. We keep missing the house being open as its... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent visit with very helpful staff on hand from the car park onwards. Food was good in the eating area. The house was interesting but the 3rd floor seemed to be inaccessible - unless we took a wrong turning!

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Thank 3saf
Wakefield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As members of the national trust we visit here on a regular basis. Twice a week in the summer holidays. My son loves it, playing football on the lawned area outside to running around the adventure play park. In the summer they also place free to play with games from volleyball to cricket. Every Wednesday they is also a cycle... More 

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