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Wollaton Hall and Park, Nottingham

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Must see · Architectural Building · Historic Site
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Walk through the majestic Wollaton Hall and Park to see Elizabethan bedrooms, kitchens, wine cellars, stables, gardens, and servants' quarters. The grand mansion was built in the 1580s for Sir Francis Willoughby, a wealthy industrialist. Legend has it that Queen Elizabeth I snubbed Willoughby’s previous house, prompting him to charge architect Robert Smythson to construct a mansion so grandiose it would leave all future visitors, royal and commoner alike, absolutely speechless. Since opening to the public in 1926, the site has been home to the city’s natural history museum, with a collection of nearly 750,000 specimens of birds, insects, and plants. The mansion’s calendar is full of special events, guided tours, and family activities. Skip the long lines by booking online. Start your trip to Nottingham by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • A large and fascinating historic house was made even more fascinating on one of their hidden history tours. Julie was very friendly and informative as she took us from the top room that is usually... 
    A large and fascinating historic house was made even more fascinating on one of their hidden history tours. Julie was very friendly and informative as she took us from the top room that is usually...  more »
  • Went to see the dinosaur exhibition which was amazing, thank you. Beautiful grounds to wander and saw the deers eating which was amazing. 
    Went to see the dinosaur exhibition which was amazing, thank you. Beautiful grounds to wander and saw the deers eating which was amazing.  more »
  • An absolute brilliant day out for a family with three kids and their grandparents! We booked tickets to see the Titus the T-Rex exhibit as the natural history museum inside the hall - bloody... 
    An absolute brilliant day out for a family with three kids and their grandparents! We booked tickets to see the Titus the T-Rex exhibit as the natural history museum inside the hall - bloody...  more »
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  • Went to visit to Titus: T-Rex is King exhibit and had a fantastic day out. The dinosaur exhibit is superb, with great interactive activities for children. The fish and bird galleries within the hall are also intriguing in a morbid, Victorian sort of way! The park is lovely and there is a great courtyard with cafes and gift shops. We'll definitely be back soon.
  • Great place to visit. Very family friendly and always lots to do. I take my kids here regularly for picnics and fun. Nice playpark for the kids. And museum is pretty cool too. Not sure if they charge now but was free last time we went. Great chippy nearby too near the wheelhouse pub won lots of awards. Have fun. 😎
  • Visited with son daughter in law and the grandchildren. It was a beautiful day, the children enjoyed being able to have a run around and play on the decent sized park. Ice cream van proved to be very useful and and public toilets weren't too far away, we'd set up our picnic area close to the car park purposely to be near to the toilets. We decided not to go all the way to the hall its self so don't know what it's like for the facilities up there. Great day out!
  • Lovely place to visit. Entry to the gardens comes for the price of parking which must be done using an app. This opens the grounds to you and there is plenty to see for a quiet visit. A lovely small lake can be circumnavigated with an ice cream cone as a reward or a cup of coffee or tea from some of the vendors or a further walk to the estate shop buys refreshments to choose from. All the gardens are open for picnics but not barbecues. And then there are the deer to enjoy. Photographing them is a delight at this time of year. A special place to visit with places for children to enjoy a fairground ride or simply to kick a ball about.
  • Fab place for kids for a visit to see ducks n deer, park has had a great revamp.... Parking is very restricting when not a lot of cash.... 3 pounds for 2 hours, means a race around everywhere if that's all you have.... Shame really shouldn't be such small window for parking up. Not everyone with kids have 5 or more pounds per parking visit and money for ice cream etc... It's the equivalent of going to a theme park or a museum or fun park which is much more entertaining to be honest. But we do love going here we just can't afford to go as often as we would like to say it's round the corner for us 😊

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