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Nostell Priory and Parkland, Wakefield
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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. For Nostell Priory and Parkland and beyond, use our Wakefield trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Wakefield vacation.
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We bring dog for a walk every week, we park up at a nearby farm & the short walk takes us to nostell, entry this way is free for the parkland, house & garden is payable.the walk is very simple suitabl... read more »
We live within a five minute drive of this property so it is our local NT park. We visit at least once per month and so it is worth the annual NT subscription in its own right. To be honest, it is far... read more »
Nostell is good for all the family, disabled access available including picking in golf style buggy if required from carpark. The house is stunning and well worth the tour, very informative . This is ... read more »
It's a beautiful place for a walk. Perhaps not up to the standards of the top flight gardens, but pretty good, and the house contains some interesting items. If you're a national trust member, it had to be worth a look.
Me and the family love this place. Beautiful open grounds and a gorgeous house to stroll around. Great place to take a ball with the kids and a large outdoor play area. Keep an eye out for the children's activities as these can be great fun. Parking is fine with a large overspill but it is a fair walk to the house from there but it's fine.
The kids love it. A really nice relaxed safe atmosphere
This place is absolutely massive with over 300 acres with lots of different walks to do. The interior of the house is stunning and quite palatial. You can't touch things and the main area in the rooms are taped off so you can't wander around the furniture but you can get a pretty close look and you'll be amazed at he detail in the tapestry etc. The same effort was also put into the ceiling decorations. We had a tour and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about its history and the furniture. It's a National trust site so it's free entry if your're a National trust Member.
Nostell is great for kids and adults. The house and garden are beautiful and there's a great play area for people of all ages.
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