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Nostell Priory and Parkland, Wakefield

(4.5/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Whilst I accept that it is March, I was very surprised and disappointed by how small the garden is. There is a very small rose garden, a walled garden with nothing special in it and a children's play ...  more »
  • Spent a few hours here doing the new Geocaching Series around the parkland, approx. 4 miles and a great way to see the area, great fun for everyone especially families with young children.  more »
  • visited on a Monday which was still busy in the cafe. Great to walk round the parkland and enjoy snowdrops and daffodils coming out. Stopped at the cafe and had a nice pot of tea. The green tea was ve...  more »
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  • Great day out with large open fields and historic cafe and grounds. Parking is free for national trust members and £3 for non-members. Recommended
  • Nice walks nice cafe great play area offer toddler entertainment and buggy walks. Nice all to look around with amazing old doll house
  • Great grounds with adventure playground for children. House well worth the tour. Biggest collection of Chippendale furniture in the world, if you like that kind of thing.
  • Beautiful walks through the gardens, a fantastic woodland play area for the kids. In Autumn it is also a conker finding wonderland!
  • Throughly enjoyed my walk round nostel intend to go back and visit the house and gardens next time. The cafe was nice and clean