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Steeped in history, Nostell Priory’s Georgian mansion houses an impressive array of art and antiques. Key highlights include:

  • Six items from the “125 Treasures” in the National Trust’s recent publication.
  • The globally acclaimed dolls’ house.
  • Decorative designs by Robert Adam.
  • John Harrison’s pioneering long case clocks.
  • A premier collection of Chippendale furniture.

Gardens and Parkland

Spanning over 300 acres, Nostell’s gardens and parkland are a nature lover’s paradise, featuring:

  • Vibrant wildflower meadows.
  • Tranquil lakes and dense woodlands.
  • A productive kitchen garden, supporting the local café.

Family Activities

Nostell Priory offers a range of activities for all ages, including:

  • An adventurous playground (entrance fee details above).
  • A variety of retail options in the courtyard shop.
  • A secondhand book shop open most days.

The Treasure House

The 18th-century house, a testament to the Winn family’s vision, showcases:

  • Exquisite interiors by Robert Adam.
  • An unrivalled Thomas Chippendale collection.
  • A rare 18th-century dolls’ house.
  • An iconic painting of Sir Thomas More and his family.
  • John Harrison’s early longcase clocks.
  • The ornate Hongs punch bowl.

Gardens and Playground


  • Edible plants in the kitchen garden.
  • The serene rose garden.
  • The magical menagerie garden.
  • A 30-metre zip wire in the woodland adventure play area.

Parkland Exploration


  • Ancient woodlands and vibrant wildflower meadows.
  • Lakes teeming with birdlife.
  • Bike-only trails perfect for families.
  • The restored Obelisk Lodge.

Dining Options


  • Seasonal homemade dishes at the Courtyard café.
  • Weekend snacks at The Bite to Eat outlet.

Shopping Experience

Find unique gifts and treasures:

  • Local artisan crafts in the courtyard shop.
  • A diverse collection in the second-hand bookshop.

Opening Times

Visit Nostell Priory at these times:

  • House: 11:00 – 16:00
  • Garden: 11:00 – 17:00
  • Park: 07:00 – 17:00

Last entry to the house is 3:15pm (3pm during December) and the gardens is 4pm.

Admission Prices

Details on admission fees:

  • National Trust members enjoy free parking.
  • Standard parking fee for non-members.
  • Separate admission for gardens and play area.
  • Free entry for children under 5.
  • Standard Adult and Child ticket prices.

Access Information

For comprehensive access details, please refer to Nostell Priory’s Access Statement.


Nostell, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 1QE
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