Historic House:National Trust Nostell

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National Trust Nostell

National Trust Nostell

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Doncaster Road,


*Information accurate as of 2 October 2020*

The car park, parkland, house (ground floor only), gardens, play area, shop and tea-room at Nostell are now open.

You will need to book in advance to secure a parking space. Check opening times, facilities and access for the latest information.

Nostell is an 18th-century architectural masterpiece with a landscape park and gardens.

The greatest architects of the time designed the decorative rooms, which are filled with priceless artworks and collections including over 100 pieces of furniture designed by Thomas Chippendale. Nostell looks after one of the first longcase clocks made by the famous inventor, John Harrison.

Home to a rich variety of wildlife, the surrounding 300 acre estate is a colourful tapestry of woodland, lakes, meadows, a working kitchen garden and the secluded Menagerie Garden. Bring your bike for a spin on the brand new woodland trails, designed with families in mind, and join in regular running, walking and cycling groups and activities throughout the year.

With the popular adventure playground, house and nature trails available throughout the year and a packed programme of activities every school holiday, Nostell is a firm family favourite. For grown-ups, there's a varied range of events too including creative craft workshops and Nostell Nights; a chance for adults to explore the house after hours with the help of artists, musicians and makers.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedHearing Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

Car park and parkland: 9:30am - 5pm, 7 days a week

Café: 10am - 4pm, 7 days a week

Shop: 11am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Toilets: 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week.

House, gardens and play area:
Wednesday - Sunday: 10:30am - 4pm (last admission 3:15pm)
Closed Monday and Tuesday.


Adult £12.80
Child £6.40
Family £32

Adult £7.70
Child £3.85
Family £19.25


Car Parking:
£7 all day for all non-NT members
National Trust Members - Free

Please note entry prices include a Gift Aid donation. Visitors can, however choose to pay the standard admission price. More details on these prices are available at the property and at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/prices


See location of National Trust Nostell on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 407171  Lat: 53.64883 Long: -1.38574

By Road:
On the A638
5 miles south east of Wakefield towards Doncaster.
Sat Nav postcode: WF4 1QA

Parking charges:
£7 for all day parking

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Bus Route: 485, 496, 498 from Wakefield Bus Station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities