Nostell is an 18th-century treasure house with a landscaped garden and parkland, stretching over 300 acres and taking in wildflower meadows, lakes and woodland. It boasts Robert Adam interiors, John Harrison's longcase clock, and one of the best collections of Thomas Chippendale furniture in the country.
Where is Nostell located?
Nostell is located in Nostell village, just outside Wakefield and close to Pontefract. It can be reached by buses 496 and 485 and by train to Fitzwilliam station, 1.5 miles from Nostell.
What style of garden is Nostell?
Nostell boasts two types of gardens. The Kitchen Garden is located behind the Stables and all the produce grown there is used in the cafe. The Pleasure Grounds are north of the west lawn. Here, woodland paths and lakeside walks allow visitors to enjoy nature in an informal way, while also taking in cascades, bridges and a secret menagerie garden.
What can guests enjoy at Nostell?
Visitors to Nostell can go on a stroll in the parkland, jump on a bike and do a few rounds on the family-friendly woodland cycle trails, or get busy geocaching in the parkland and gardens.
In school holidays, visitors can take part in family activities that run every day of the week, from messy play and cycling with Wakefield District Cycle Forum to crafty activities in the house.
Explore Interior Worlds: Thomas Chippendale in Nostell, and see one of the most extensive Chippendale collections in the country, including objects like a simple chopping block and mangles to complete interiors in the latest Chinese fashion.