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Nostell Priory

Nostell Priory was built from in 1733 on the site of a former priory. Although know as Nostell Priory the structure is actually a stately home in the palladian style. Visitors can explore the house, gardens and over 300 acres of parkland during their visit.

The house has fine examples of period furniture including works by Thomas Chippendale specifically made for the house. Nostell Priory is also home to some fine art including paintings by Brueghel, Hogarth and Kauffmann.

The formal gardens consist of a rose garden, orchard and vegetable garden. Across the west lawns are lakeside walks, the pleasure gardens and menagerie gardens. Th priory has a fine collection of rhododendrons and azaleas.

The extended parklands are dotted with walks and trails, wander the footpaths past the Robert Adam boathouse at the end of the lower lake up to the Obelisk Lodge, down the Vista to the ha-ha, through Joiner's Wood. Or just meander at your leisure.


Visiting Nostell Priory

Opening Times

Daily; except 25th December


National Trust Members  FREE

Adult: £11.55
Child: £5.80


Gift Shop
Courtyard Cafe
Parking - charged for non-members


Separate Mobility Parking
Electric Buggy transfer rom car park to house on request
Adapted toilets at the House and car park
Three wheelchairs available for visitor use - booking advised
Lift available in the house

Contact Nostell Priory

Doncaster Road,
near Wakefield,
West Yorkshire,
Telephone: 01924 863892

Website: Nostell Priory

Events at Nostell Priory

Craft Fair at Nostell Priory

24th & 25th September
Enjoy a varied selection of hand crafted goodies from jewellery, accessories and textiles to gifts for the home, toys and locally made food. Don't forget to stop by Nostell's brand new second-hand book shop to stock up your reading pile.