Wollaton Hall

sights / Architecture

Wollaton Hall information

Nottingham , England
Wollaton Park, Derby Rd
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parking per 3hr/day £2/4, tours adult/child £5/3
Opening hours
10am-5pm daily mid-Feb–Oct, 11am-4pm Thu-Mon Nov–mid-Feb, tours 11am, 2pm & 3pm
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Built in 1588 for land owner and coal mogul Sir Francis Willoughby by avant-garde architect Robert Smythson, fabulous Wollaton Hall sits within 200 hectares of grounds roamed by fallow and red deer. Along with extravagant rooms from the Tudor, Regency and Victorian periods, there's a natural history museum and industrial museum.

Wollaton Hall is 2.5 miles west of Nottingham city centre; take bus 30 or 2 from Victoria bus station (£2, 15 minutes, every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday, half-hourly Sunday).

The hall starred as Wayne Manor in 2012's Batman film The Dark Knight Rises .