Nostell Priory and Parkland, Wakefield

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Explore an 18th-century mansion within a tranquil landscaped park and woodlands. Built on the site of a medieval priory, Nostell Priory and Parkland was commissioned by Sir Rowland Winn in 1733 and became the home of the Winn family for almost 300 years. Stretch your legs in 121 hectares (300 acres) of picturesque parkland with marked trails, or in the gardens, where there are lakeside walks, a vegetable garden, a formal rose garden, and an orchard to enjoy. Chat with one of the gardeners to learn more about the grounds and how they are maintained. Venture inside and admire the luxurious interior of the property, including valuable paintings, a John Harrison long case clock, fine Chippendale furniture, and an 18th-century dollhouse. The restored Butler’s Pantry is also open to explore. Visit the Courtyard Cafe for lunch or afternoon tea, and let little ones tire themselves out in the adventure playground. With our custom trip planner, Wakefield attractions like Nostell Priory and Parkland can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We visited Nostell with our children and dog in tow enroute to York as a stop off. We were already members of the National Trust so did not have to pay for parking or entry. Note though that you still...  more »
  • On a rainy day, we took our second visit to Nostell priory. A walk from the car park to the toilets etc along pleasant paths, and into a courtyard with enough to interest. The gardens were full of sea...  more »
  • We visited, my 2 children and I, knowing that the priory was closed. I really would have liked to visit too. The main reason we visit these properties is for the parkland/playgrounds and it didn't dis...  more »
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  • Stunning house with grounds to walk in including lake and woodland walk, ornamental gardens, vegetable gardens, orchard area and children's play areas. The whole estate is National Trust so free to get in and park if you are a NT member. The house itself comprises historic rooms, an extensive Chippendale furniture collection and many art works. The cafe is small but pleasant enough with a small plant sales area and shops. Great for a day out.
  • Lovely National Trust property. Very interesting house and gardens. Great parkland to enjoy. Walks and bike rides. Scenic lake walks and other things to discover like Obelisk park. Lovely stables area including a cafe, NT shop and garden shop. Small fund-raising second hand book shop too. Well worth a visit.
  • Amazing playground and beautiful gardens - plus plenty of parking. We visited in September with our toddler and baby and had an absolutely amazing day. The playground is huge and the equipment is super. Great for kids of all ages.
  • Beautiful free parkland. You only have to pay for parking. The gardens and lake make a lovely walk. The kitchen garden is lovely especially for the kids to see fruit and veg growing. Lovely adventure park for younger children. Lots of different trails and walks. Free for national trust members.
  • Plenty of pleasant parkland to enjoy with your dog (s). The house is well worth going round and there are some lovely gardens to wander around. A cafe in the old stables provides indoor and outdoor seating and a choice of refreshments. Everything you would expect from a National Trust property.

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