Walk through the majestic Wollaton Hall and Park to see Elizabethan bedrooms, kitchens, wine cellars, stables, gardens, and servants' quarters. The grand mansion was built in the 1580s for Sir Francis Willoughby, a wealthy industrialist. Legend has it that Queen Elizabeth I snubbed Willoughby’s previous house, prompting him to charge architect Robert Smythson to construct a mansion so grandiose it would leave all future visitors, royal and commoner alike, absolutely speechless. Since opening to the public in 1926, the site has been home to the city’s natural history museum, with a collection of nearly 750,000 specimens of birds, insects, and plants. The mansion’s calendar is full of special events, guided tours, and family activities. Skip the long lines by booking online. Plan a trip to Nottingham easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
Wollaton Hall and Park Reviews
a great old house with an interesting natural history museum. A fun and educational trip for the family. Extensive gardens, a children's play park and cafe near the entrance to the grounds but a bit o... more »
Beautiful attractive place. Been here.many times for picnics and stuff. Excited for splendour festival more »
Loved it here, been here before with the family, this time out with my other half and family for mothers day. Large open greens and a big lake to walk round and plenty of seating certainly a great place to take the family for a day out. There is even a big play area for kids to burn off some energy, while we were there the deer were out feeding they were huge I've never been so close to a red deer I know there wild but I can't get over how tame they were!
Visited with son daughter in law and the grandchildren. It was a beautiful day, the children enjoyed being able to have a run around and play on the decent sized park. Ice cream van proved to be very useful and and public toilets weren't too far away, we'd set up our picnic area close to the car park purposely to be near to the toilets. We decided not to go all the way to the hall it's self so don't know what it's like for the facilities up there. Great day out!
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