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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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A Fantastic Visit

Took our friends and we all had a wonderful time. We loved the house, the guides were fantastic... read more

Reviewed yesterday
West Yorkshire
National Trust Treasure

A very interesting house and grounds to explore. There are gardens, trails, and lakes in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Les H
Barnsley, 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
+44 1924 863892
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Reviewed yesterday

Took our friends and we all had a wonderful time. We loved the house, the guides were fantastic, very helpful more so as my husband uses a mobility scooter. We were disappointed that the Dolls House was moved upstairs, we have seen it before but...More

Thank yorkshirerose1942
Reviewed yesterday

A very interesting house and grounds to explore. There are gardens, trails, and lakes in the grounds so you can wander to your hearts content. There are a variety of refreshments/food available and also outside seating as well as inside. Well worth a visit.

Thank Les H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to have a casual walk around the lakes and parkland. I enjoyed the wildlife and the gardens, with fantastic views and quiet spots to relax. The house is lovely with lots of welcoming staff.

Thank Cameron H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting House with it's original contents. Numerous items of Chippendale Furniture to view. Did not have time to explore Gardens & Park. NT Volunteers were Friendly & Helpful. Well worth a second visit. Advise visiting NT Website to view full details of Prices, Facilities,...More

Thank 364malcolmb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nostell Priory holds and displays a clock by Harrison, the man who cracked for mariners the problem of determining longitude by coming up with a reliable chronometer. An excellent, impressive connection with a glorious "world-beater" of yester-year. The rest of the house offers charming and...More

1  Thank SignorMaRcOpOlO
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did,not go to the house I went for a walk with my 2 little dogs and it is spot on ,nice views ,no traffic noise ,quiet and peaceful I will go again ,free disabled parking available if required

Thank btcmcroy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited this wonderful house and grounds. Bowled over by the history and wonderful originally Chippendale furniture The tours, every 20. Minutes in the morning are very informative. After a reasonably priced and healthy lunch in the NT cafe, we had a wonderful stroll in...More

Thank Beth T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting house, lots to see. Informative guide, recommended to get the full history. Free flow also available later in the day. Large grounds, pleasant walks, recommended.

Thank Martin_Gorjup
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a busy day but the parkland is so vast that it didn't spoil our visit. The gardens are well maintained and look like they are, in part, being restored. If you are not a member of the NT it's pricey to go in...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk here meeting up with family, very pushchair friendly which I loved. Even managed a visit to the dolls house, all the volunteers were great and helpful too

Thank Lindzi M
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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 .
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.
7 April 2017|
Response from Samantha S | Reviewed this property |
If you mean how much does the parking cost, it's free for National Trust members and £4.00 otherwise.