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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
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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We close this location when we stayed in Wakefield; we had been before but wanted to see it again. Our visit was certainly not disappointing and parking for disabled is quite near... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We close this location when we stayed in Wakefield; we had been before but wanted to see it again. Our visit was certainly not disappointing and parking for disabled is quite near the property although other parking is some distance but the buggy helps. The parkland is magnificent and on a warm day is very relaxing. A walk into the... More 

Thank Dormouse39
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place, great walk up the house and the inside is fantastic with beautiful furniture and decorations. The gardens are really pretty especially in the autumnal colours and the paths well graded. we will be back in the summer with the grandkids for another great day out.

Thank Paul D
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Welcome to the world of the uber wealthy of the 18th century....I can assure you you will not have seen anything like this house ever before. The key word is opulent...to be so rich where you can spend any amount of cash on your home....well here's the result. It is outstandingly beautiful, tasteful, original and jaw droppingly fabulous. Its no... More 

Thank caribbeanskipper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

what a beautiful place this was although it was a cold damp November day it was still perfect we were given mulled wine which was well received. everything was well planned and all along the paths were pumpkins which were lit in the evening we had a 5 course meal and a buffet in the evening the children had plenty... More 

Thank denise m
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Am disabled and use a walker but the staff were really helpful and showed me the best walks for my ability. Everything laid out and labelled really well Stunning gardens with amazing autumnal colours Ate in the cafe - good wholesome food

Thank Jon S
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the house, the grounds, the lake. A wonderful National Trust property which houses marvellous furniture and displays. Don't miss the Dolls House and children should look out for special items in each room. Finish your visit with a cuppa and a NT cake. Wonderful.

Thank 395skier
South Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to fetch the family. Such a lovely day out with cafes and lovely countryside. plenty to see

Thank diamante7339
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family day out for adults and kids. Great playground and lovely gardens. Scrumptious ice cream in lovely surroundings. Been twice within a few months and thoroughly enjoyed our visits there.

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

Fantastic views, friends staff and a large area to have a great time with family and friends. Would recommend leaving yourself plenty of time to see everything. We will be going again! Ensure to talk your walking boots as before you know it, you'll have walked many many miles!

Thank Nick C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bring dog for a walk every week, we park up at a nearby farm & the short walk takes us to nostell, entry this way is free for the parkland, house & garden is payable.the walk is very simple suitable for all ages & abilities, flat gravel tracks to suit all

Thank Nicola B

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