Home to the Winn family for more than 350 years, Nostell is a window into a world of splendour. The grand interiors, designed by Robert Adam, contain a world renowned collection of Chippendale furniture, with many pieces in their original setting. As you explore the mansion you’ll find treasures in every room, from examples of exquisite craftsmanship by Joseph Rose the younger and Antonio Zucchi to famous paintings by Pieter Breughel the Younger, William Hogarth and Angelica Kauffman. To discover more about the history of this Palladian treasure house, join a daily guided tour and ask our friendly room guides. Families can enjoy finding the mouse in the Georgian doll’s-house as well as dressing up in the Servants’ Hall and joining in regular children’s activities.
The mansion is surrounded by 300 acres of gardens and parkland, offering a rich variety of landscapes, flora and fauna to explore. Visitors enjoy seasonal wonders in the Kitchen Garden with a stunning show of spring daffodils followed by beautiful summer scents and autumnal colour. Follow the winding paths through the Pleasure Grounds to find a network of lakes, woodland and rolling meadowland filled with wildlife. The secluded Menagerie Garden is not to be missed, once home to exotic species including monkeys and lions and now an oasis of tranquillity, with magnolias and acers providing beautiful seasonal colour. The house, gardens and parkland are looked after by the National Trust, offering a range of events, activities and reasons to visit all year round.