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“Take the tour; it's worth it.”

Wollaton Hall and Park
Ranked #1 of 118 things to do in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Wollaton Hall is one of the country's finest Grade One listed Elizabethan mansions, set within 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Experience stunning architecture, exhibitions, a packed events program and an array of wildlife. Go behind the scenes on a variety of guided tours available throughout the year and on demand for groups. Other special events include costumed tours, puppet shows, craft fairs, Segway tours and our popular spooky Ghost Nights (not for the faint hearted!). Visit the Cafe in the Courtyard for light refreshments including freshly ground coffee, specialty teas and home made cakes.
Reviewed January 23, 2014

The tour of this Elizabethan house/mansion is 5 pounds & worth it. You get to see it from top (viewing gallery on top floor; you can see for miles) to bottom (kitchens, wine cellar, source of water from spring). Fascinating.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

This spectacular home dates back to the 14th century and was built to show off to Queen Elizabeth I after she snubbed the owners previous manor house. And the amazing grandeur shows at every turn. Unusually this home is still set in much of its original grounds and includes deers, a lake, grand stable house and a camellia garden/greenhouse.

The inside houses an natural history museum that the family collected over time, including the famous taxidermied gorilla.

Entry to the park, house and museum is surprisingly free. I would recommend visitors to take the tour (£5 per adult) and see the closed rooms of the house. This tour was especially enjoyable as we explored not only the grandeur (stairs, ballroom, roof top tour) but also how the house worked. Most stately home tours only include the pretty rooms so it was very interesting to see how such a home operated. To visitors, the layout looks simple but an intricate plan of staircases and rooms were designed to keep the servants hidden. Such hidden places on our tour included England's first bathroom, medieval kitchens and cellars, servants quarters (complete with the bells), the tunnel system under the house that brings fresh water and the hidden Admiral's baths.

Altogether - something for everyone. You can easily spend the whole day here so bring a picnic and enjoy the facilities.

Thank LMJay
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Very nice stately home and location of Wayne manor. They actually had a childrens pirate day and play on when we visited which my kids enjoyed a lot. We brought a picnic and the deer on the grounds are very friendly. Lovely day out.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is my favourite park - where else can you see Wayne Manor, deer and enjoy frosty walks - great leaf crunching terrain. To the crazy lady who walked within a couple of feet with her two young daughters of the deer - what the hell are you doing!?!? don't do it again!

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

A cold January afternoon - lovely to walk around the grounds, entry to hall is free and well worthwhile - the animal museum is great! Especially the stuffed gorilla! The moose head on the wall reminded me of someone I was once knew! There's also a café - though I'll return in the summer and take a picnic!

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