Walks, Talks and Tours at Nostell

Servants' bells at Nostell

Join a guided tour to discover Nostell's secrets and stories. You'll see where the servants slept, venture into the hayloft and explore the parkland with our regular behind-the-scenes programme.

Behind the scenes stables tour

Join a friendly stable guide to discover the history of this fascinating building and explore areas not usually open to visitors. You’ll both follow the footsteps of stable boys into the hayloft and stand in the viewing platform where only the Winns’ esteemed guests were invited to admire their horses. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. The route includes uneven floors and steep stairs, so sturdy footwear is essential.

Upstairs Downstairs

Book onto this popular tour to explore the parts of the mansion that are normally behind closed doors. You'll visit the cellars and wind your way up into the attics to see the near derelict servants' quarters. Our knowledgeable guides will unfold the stories of life upstairs and downstairs, giving you both a flavour of Georgian high society and an insight into how the staff lived and worked at Nostell. These tours run weekly on varying days - be sure to check our events listing for the next one.

Take a peek behind the scenes
Visitors peering into the attic at Nostell
Take a peek behind the scenes


Parkland walk with a teatime treat

Work up an appetite on this 2.5 mile guided walk across the Nostell parkland and enjoy a teatime treat in the Courtyard Café afterwards. Our knowledgeable guides will share the history and geography of the estate, from the original Augustinian priory to the architecture that you can see today including Druid's Bridge and Robert Adam's Obelisk Lodge.

As you encounter lakes, meadows and woodland, you'll also gain an insight into the flora and fauna of this varied landscape. The walk will last approximately one hour with seasonal refreshments available in the café on your return..