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Address: Nostell Priory Nostell Priory Estate | Doncaster Road, Wakefield WF4 1QE, England
Phone Number: +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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I lovely estate and grounds always something going on, ideal for a Sunday outing. Gift shop and cafe are lovely too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
JaffaCake87
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the craft fair but didn't check that the house was open, which it wasn't.Why have a craft fair and no house open at the same time?They were getting the house ready to open for next weekend but then no craft fair! We had lunch in the cramped restaurant, which was busy but not heaving,after queuing in a... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I lovely estate and grounds always something going on, ideal for a Sunday outing. Gift shop and cafe are lovely too.

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Thank JaffaCake87
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous place to visit. We are NT members and visit here every couple of weeks. A different experience depending on season. Beautiful parkland to explore, fine for bikes & dogs. Inside the gardens is off limits for pooches & bikes etc. Wonderful gardens, changing weekly there is so much variety. Lots of woods to play in, hills to roll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my mother daughter and nephew, they absolutely loved it burned alot of their energy off! Was abit confusing with the park tho been informed of 2 and 2 different roots to take to get to it but leaded to the exact same location, enjoyed walking round the house with all the layout of that time would be... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to Nostell as we love to take our Border Terrier, Archie for a for a nice long walk. We go as a couple and also with our children who aren't children any more. it's great because even when it is wet/damp you can walk on the paths without getting muddy.There are plenty of different routes to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Either for a couple of hours or more. For just a leisurely stroll through the woodland or a brisk walk there seems to be something for everyone. Unfortunately when we visited the house was closed. But you could still go into the courtyard area where there was hot drinks, ice creams and such. Benches to sit on round the walks... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live nearby and visit regally - Great playground for the kids to let off some steam - Great grounds for walking the dogs. Great little cafe.

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

We visit regularly for walks around the gardens and the parkland. The house is excellent for a visit, especially at Christmas when it us decorated beautifully

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to Nostell Priory, being National Trust members it is free for us to visit. A great day out for all the family.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cyclists can buy a snack and get a free drink. Nice 3 mile walk around the edge of the parkland. Would be nice if it went through a bit more of the woodland though. Nice café, but always a struggle to keep the wife out of the gift shop.

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