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Group visits to Nostell

A group of visits are seen on a path walking through Bodnant Garden in Wales
A group of visitors exploring the garden | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

There's a rich variety of things to see and do for groups of all ages at Nostell, from exploring lakes and woodlands to discovering the working kitchen garden, historic stables courtyard and grand treasure house. Here’s everything you need to know about planning a group visit to Nostell.

Book in advance

We're delighted to be taking advance group bookings, and this is the best way to guarantee entry for your group.

What facilities are available for groups?

  • The house and stable block are 630 metres away from the coach drop off point, but a buggy service is available.
  • The grounds are reasonably flat and mostly accessible by wheelchair and mobility scooter. A map of mobility scooter routes is available on request.
  • There are lockers for bags and an area for pushchair parking on the ground floor in the house.
  • Changing places and adapted toilets are available in the Stables Courtyard. Adapted toilets are also available in the house.

Who is eligible for free entry?

National Trust members receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Join us page or call 0844 800 1895.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.

A group of six Nordic walkers in the parkland at Nostell Priory in West Yorkshire
Nordic walking at Nostell | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

How to book a group visit

Please download and complete the Nostell group booking form and return it to nostell@nationaltrust.org.uk

You can also email us if you have any questions about group bookings - we'll be happy to help.

School visits to Nostell

We welcome school visits for outdoor learning on a self-led basis.

Schools or education groups can benefit from an Education Group Access Pass, which gives the whole group free admission and parking at most of the places in our care for a year.

The exterior of the mansion at Nostell Priory and Parkland on a damp day in winter

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