Nostell Priory

Nostell Priory

Built on the site of a medieval priory, Nostell has been the home of the Winn family for 300 years. Commissioned by Sir Rowland Winn in 1733, James Paine built the house. Later additions by Robert Adam created exceptional interiors. 

Visitors can explore the large park with a range of walks and views. Gardens include lakeside walks, a newly planted orchard, vegetable beds and an adventure playground. 
Inside the house, see a collection of Chippendale furniture made specially for Nostell. Paintings by Brueghel, Hogarth and Kauffmann. A John Harrison (Longitude) longcase clock and an 18th-century doll's house.

Don't miss
  • Find the mouse in the 18th-century doll's house
  • Discover masterpieces by Chippendale, John Harrison and Brueghel
  • Enchanting menagerie garden, pleasure gardens and developing vegetable garden
  • Wear the children out on the play trail
  • Lose yourself in the extensive rolling parkland
  • Take a guided walk through the park - Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays

Making the most of your day
Family activities, craft fairs, theatre, concerts, upstairs-downstairs tours (booking essential). Guided parkland walks Wednesday and Saturday, house trails. House tours . Dogs: on leads in park only


By road: on A638 5 miles south-east of Wakefield towards Doncaster
By bus:Arriva 496 Wakefield to Doncaster; Arriva 495 and 185, B Line 123, 223 from Wakefield

Opening Times

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Open all year 9 - 7 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su

Shop and tea-room


*House open 11 to 1 for guided tours at 11:15, 11:45, 12:15, normal opening 1 to 5. **Gardens open Monday to Sunday 11 to 4:30 during local school holidays. Open Bank Holiday Mondays: house, 11 to 5, gardens, shop and tea-room, 11 to 5:30. Parkland closes dusk if earlier. Rose garden may be closed on occasions for private functions. Closed 25 December. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Doncaster Rd, Nostell, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 1QE
01924 863892 Send email Visit website