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Nostell Priory and Parkland

Nostell Priory Nostell Priory Estate | Doncaster Road, Wakefield WF4 1QE, England
+44 1924 863892
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Highlight of my year

I really enjoyed my unplanned visit to Nostell. There is so much to see in the house but the star... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
john e
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Lovely walks

We visit here quite regularly with the grandchildren, and enjoy the walks around the grounds... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gerberas12
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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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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Nostell Priory Nostell Priory Estate | Doncaster Road, Wakefield WF4 1QE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed my unplanned visit to Nostell. There is so much to see in the house but the star attraction to me was a harrison longcase clock still ticking. Some lovely walks in the estate too. I'll be back!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visit here quite regularly with the grandchildren, and enjoy the walks around the grounds. (Parts of the grounds are free once you've paid your £4 parking fee if you're not a NT member.) The boys love the playground and there's something there to suit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nostell is about 1 1/2 miles from Fitzwilliam train station so not too far to walk if you don't have your own car. Nostell Priory is perfect for those who love historic houses, and long country walks. The house itself is well worth the visit....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The weather was good today so we took a chance and were fortunate to enjoy the dry 4/5 hours of the day. Worth a visit. Even though house shut Monday and Tuesdays. Kids adventure park is really good. We went for a walk round the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The usual national trust site with lovely walks, a nice cafe and gift shop and a house to look around. Staff weren’t the best, attitude from one person and another who was pleasant but didn’t get the job done. The Easter Egg hung was a...More

Thank EmmaS1980
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two cappuccino and one fruit cake slab thing in cellophane wrapper, go on guess how much? Over 8 quid! Paid less in Venice! Coffee is cheap rubbish (people know good coffee now as Costa have shown us the way) and that cake, well I wouldn't...More

Thank PAINTERA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place and beautiful in the summer time! A lot of waking but they have a mini golf buggy for disabled from carpark to house (main reception) to save the long walk to the house.

1  Thank Andy M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The title of my review is to save all you dog walkers the shame of being yelled at by the Nostell Priory Garden Gate Troll. We thought we'd bring our dog for a walk around the lakes as a nice change from our usual walk....More

2  Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical National Trust, good parking and good organisation. The Hall was shut ( open Wednesday to Sunday) but the gardens and grounds were open and well worth a visit. Plenty for children to enjoy and the Easter egg hunt was a great event, combining education...More

Thank shmuscroft
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice house with interesting paintings, and original clock from John Harrison who solved the problem of telling time at sea. Some volunteer staff were excellent and interesting. They would benefit from sorting out signage from the temporary grass carpark. Some staff came across as a...More

Thank Jane H
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nicManchester
7 February 2018|
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Response from L T | Reviewed this property |
not aware of any. Advise looking on here on things nearby. thanks
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Donna G
29 August 2017|
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Response from tweeky2 | Reviewed this property |
you can walk dogs in the parkland but not the gardens .
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dancebabe1984
4 June 2017|
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Response from tweeky2 | Reviewed this property |
if the adventure park is the childrens playground that youre referring to then that is in the gardens area & unless you are national trust members then there is an admission fee.
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