Historic Site/Structure, Garden/Environmental Attraction


Nostell is a Palladian mansion set in a large park just south of Wakefield. Besides the renowned Robert Adam interiors and Thomas Chippendale furniture in the house, our gardens, woodland and lakeside walks and exciting adventure playground are a must. Shop and café are open daily.

Built on the site of a medieval priory, Nostell is an eighteenth century country house with over 300 acres of park just waiting for you to explore. It’s been the home of the Winn family for over 300 years and is now cared for by the National Trust.

Discover rooms that were dressed to impress, designed by James Paine, Robert Adam and Thomas Chippendale. Take time to view the exquisite plasterwork, hand painted wallpaper and amazing paintings. Don’t miss our famous collection of Chippendale furniture. It’s the largest fully documented collection in the world and we have some unique pieces, from a simple chopping block to entire interiors completed in the latest Chinese fashion to.
Our park is an oasis of countryside in an urban area, Watch the wild fowl on the lower lake or wander round the wildflower meadow in Obelisk park, build a den in Joiners Wood or join a guided walk in the park.

With tranquil lakeside walks, the ‘secret’ menagerie garden and colourful fragrant rose garden to discover, our gardens are truly peaceful.

Find the perfect spot for your picnic and spend a few lazy hours on the west lawn. If the kids want to let off steam, the adventure playground is ideal

Stop off at the Courtyard Café for lunch or coffee, indulge in a bit of retail therapy in the shop, there are lots of perfect souvenirs to be found here.

In 2018, we're celebrating the 300th birthday of the Otley-born cabinet-maker and designer. Come and explore the interior worlds 'the Shakespeare of furniture' created in Nostell and have a look at more than 100 items designed and supplied by Chippendale. Don't miss contemporary artist Giles Round's 'Marbling Workshop' inspired by Thomas Chippendale's entrepreneurial spirit.

Whatever, your interest there’s something to see and do at Nostell. We guarantee a warm Yorkshire welcome and will do our best to make sure you have a memorable day here.


Type Price
Parking £4.00
Garden Only From £4.00 - £8.00
Whole Property From £6.40 - £12.75
National Trust Members £0.00


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