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Nostell Priory and Parkland

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Address: Nostell Priory Nostell Priory Estate | Doncaster Road, Wakefield WF4 1QE, England
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+44 1924 863892
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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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Gorgeous gardens & house

We went because the house is supposed to be really beautiful (and it is), but the weather was so nice we mainly enjoyed walking around the grounds which are also really lovely, I... read more

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56 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went because the house is supposed to be really beautiful (and it is), but the weather was so nice we mainly enjoyed walking around the grounds which are also really lovely, I would definitely recommend visiting on a sunny day in summer and making plenty of times to enjoy the gardens as well.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

went for the morning and stayed all day, the weather was great which helped☺joined a small group tour of the house both guides were informative but kept mentioning if we could open this and that!!! We enjoyed a coffee in the yard with superb rhubarb flapjack☺we then decided to do the gardens then did the walk around the grounds....we then... More 

Thank MissW55
Silverstone, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hubby and I did nit have high expectations of Nostell after reading reviews, but what a surprise. So different from the normal NT houses we visit. Great knowledge from the friendly staff (apart from the one in the library who was rude to another visitor). The collection of Chippindale furniture is stunning. The gardens and walks are great, with a... More 

Thank 492Hilary492
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was pouring with rain when I got here and would never have found it without the satnav so I wasn't in the best of moods. It's a fair walk from the car park and I saw no mention of the buggy service. The only way I found out was when I was at the house and saw the buggy.... More 

Thank birder35
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We literally just came here on a whim as it was a lovely day and we wanted to get out of the house. Not being a member of the national trust, it cost us £4 to park up which wasn't a problem. My problem with this place is the fact that everything is closed off to non-national trust members. I... More 

Thank Lucy P
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took grandchidren (aged 4years, and 20months) to the play area,.. it's great, lots for them to do and explore,... my grandson loved the bouncy tyres, and my grandaughter adored the zip wire. Great fun.. and all very well designed. Want some more sunshine now to return with a picnic!

Thank Angel R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With a name like Nostell Priory was expecting a medieval setting and was initially disappointed when we arrived to find a magnificent Georgian edifice. As it was a glorious sunny day we decided to leave visiting the house and go around the gardens and parkland. It was beautiful. I loved the little 'not in your face' info signs. The staff... More 

Thank Jennifer R
West Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place, the house, ground and gardens with the lake walks were superb Friendly and efficient staff in the cafes and shop, and very knowledgable guides in the house,unfortunately some upper rooms were not open due to shortage of guides on the day

Thank Anne H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we have visited before we didn't go in the house this time. We spent our time walking are the lake and gardens

Thank Clare D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent house. Fun play area. Not done the gardens as yet. Future visits. Too much to take in on just one visit.

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