Nostell Priory Walk
Explore 300 acres of parkland and gardens surrounding this 18th-century treasure house near Wakefield.
There are several beautifully laid out gardens including a formal rose garden, a recently planted orchard, a vegetable garden, the pleasure gardens and the menagerie gardens. In the parkland you can enjoy a waterside stroll along the two pretty lakes and a woodland stretch through Joiner's Wood. There's also the Obelisk Lodge, boathouse and the ha-ha. The house has grand rooms with furniture by Chippendale, a collection of paintings and a very special library.
If you'd like to continue your day out then you could visit the nearby Anglers Country Park with its large lake and birdwatching opportunities.
Adjacent to the park are also Wintersett Reservoir and Cold Hiendley Reservoir.
PostcodeWF4 1QE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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The on site Courtyard Cafe is a nice place to relax with refreshments after your exercise. They serve a good range of meals with many ingredients coming from their own kitchen garden.
If you fancy a pub lunch then the Spread Eagle is conveniently located just to the east of the car park. They have a good menu and a lovely large garden area for warmer days. You can find them at Doncaster Road, Wragby with a postcode of WF4 1QX.
The woods and parkland are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see plenty of other dogs on your visit. There is also a dog enclosure where you can let your dog of the lead. The Spread Eagle pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head a few miles west of the site and you can pick up the Barnsley Canal. There's nice waterside paths here heading south through the woodland of Haw Park to Royston.