Good to know: planning your visit to Nostell

Friends on a winter walk at Nostell, near Wakefield

The treasure house, gardens, parkland, café and shops are open and you no longer need to book in advance to visit Nostell. Please see our homepage tabs for full opening information.

Parking and toilets

You no longer need to book in advance to visit Nostell. Car parking is free for members and £5 for non-members, with designated Blue Badge spaces available nearer the stables courtyard. 

It's worth noting there's a 600m walk along a smooth (buggy and wheelchair friendly) pathway from the main carpark to the stables courtyard and toilets (including changing places, baby change and disabled facilities).

A free shuttle buggy service, staffed by our wonderful volunteers, runs on request between the main carpark and stables courtyard.

Staying safe

Face coverings are not compulsory but we recommend you wear one in any area on your visit that's enclosed and crowded, such as in the cafe, shop or areas of the house.

Counter safety screens remain in place in the courtyard shop and cafe.

Treasure house

The house is open five days a week (Wednesday to Sunday) 11am - 4pm with last entry at 3.15pm until end of October. 

The majority of the house is now open again and we're working hard to ensure this remains the case. However we may need to close some areas at short notice.

House entry is free to National Trust members. Non-members are welcome to pay on arrival at the house entrance and there's an option to buy a separate or combined house and garden ticket Wednesday - Sunday.  

When possible we're trying to open the house disabled toilets but if this isn't possible, alternative facilities are over in the nearby stables courtyard.

The courtyard shop and cafe are open between 10am and 5pm. The cafe serves a selection of hot and cold food and drinks and both outdoor and indoor seating's available. While our team try to serve people as quickly as possible, during peak periods like lunchtimes you may encounter a queue and we're really grateful for your patience.

Our second-hand book shop is open on most days thanks to the dedication of our volunteers, but unfortunately we cannot guarantee opening. 

Gardens, Pleasure Grounds and Woodland Play Area (including lakes)

Our gardens and play area are open (last admission: 4pm) and free to members. Entry charges apply to non-members (in addition to car-parking). Click here to view our prices.

We're sorry but dogs, bikes or scooters are not allowed in these areas (but are welcome in the parkland).

Parkland (including meadows and trails)

The parkland is free to explore and enjoy every day, with responsibly-ridden bikes, scooters and well-behaved dogs all welcome.

We thank cyclists, walkers and dog-owners for observing the signs around dedicated spaces and trails for cycling and exercising.

You're very welcome to bring along a picnic and there are lots of spaces to put down a blanket and watch the world go by. We're sorry but no barbecues are permitted.

Horse-riding permits are available to purchase in advance via