Wollaton Hall (Nottingham) Reviews
Description:Wollaton Road, Nottingham. NG8 2AE. tel = 0115 915 3900
Newest Review: ... the home of the aristocratic Willoughby family. More information about them can be found inside. Also in the hall are other artefacts and natural history items, which are brilliant for the children. Just across the path from the main hall is a smaller building, which houses the Nottingham Industrial Museum, a fascinating array of exhibits to while away an afternoon. Events are regularly ... more
Customer Wollaton Hall (Nottingham) Reviews (4)
by - written on 15/07/09 (Very useful, 224 readings)
Wollaton Hall, set within the grounds of Wollaton Park, is an historic Elizabethan building set on top of a natural hill. It lies within the safe, sleepy Nottingham suburb of Wollaton, which is around 5 miles out of the city centre in distance, yet about a million miles away in atmosphere. Buses run from the city centre,by the gates of the park, around every 15 minutes. The hall itself has recently undergone a huge overhaul, as due to its' age, it was in desperate need of a facelift. However, it has always been a spectacular and beautiful building, and can be seen from miles around due to its' position on top of a hill. It dates from ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/12/08 (Very useful, 244 readings)
Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan country house in Wollaton, Nottingham. It is a grade 1 listed building that was built in 1588. The hall is surrounded by 500 acres of land. The park contains a wide range of wildlife habitats including wetlands, grasslands, woodlands and mature trees. There are herds of red and fallow deer roaming free. This is an excellent place to visit on a day out, for picnics, a walk or to take photgraphs. You can go inside the house or take a walk around the park and gardens. Admission to the hall is free and there is an option to pay to go on a tour which costs £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for concessions. The gate opening ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/07/04, updated on 15/07/04 (Very useful, 237 readings)
When most people think of Nottingham, they think of lace, Robin Hood and the Major Oak. However, a treasure hiding away on the outskirts of Nottingham city centre is Wollaton Hall. Standing proud and overlooking 500 acres of parkland, it provides a welcome retreat in an otherwise busy environment. The stately home was built in the 1580s for the Willoughby family and its light exterior gives the hall a welcoming atmosphere despite its age. It is no longer preserved as a Tudor house but instead has been transformed into Nottingham?s Natural Museum and each of the rooms over the two floors ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/10/01, updated on 15/02/02 (Very useful, 144 readings)
In 1925 the Nottingham City Council bought Wollaton Hall and its grounds and since that time it has become one of the most popular attractions in the county. Wollaton Hall was completed in 1588 after taking eight years to be built, under the instructions of Robert Smythson. The hall cost £8,000 to build, which is equivalent to around £15million today. The building is a wonderful example of Elizabethan Stone and is built in an almost totally symmetrical design. Today the hall is used as the home of the city’s natural history museum and it is a spectacular setting for the collection of stuffed animals and exhibits from all around the world. However, not all ... Read the complete review
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