Nostell Priory is near Wakefield and houses very fine Chippendale furniture. It has a great park and lakes too. We had a quick whiz around the house, and then headed outside for a walk around the lakes.
The picture below was taken from the back of the house. On our tour around, one of the stewards told us that it was notorious amongst the gentry for being a very cold house. The kitchens are on the right of the picture and seperated from the main house by a long stone corridor. Hubby said they must have never had a hot meal!!
The sun shone whilst on our walk making lovely patterns on the lake - very similar to the lakes at Wentworth. I wonder if they were designed by the same person?
We had never noticed this bridge on previous visits, so we went closer to investigate.
We discovered a newly developed walk around the bottom lake. It turns out that until recently, this bridge had been on the bottom of the lake after collapsing in many years ago. They must have found some strapping blokes to fish it out and re construct it!!