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Harewood House

Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG, England
+44 113 218 1010
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Ranked #29 of 104 Attractions in Leeds
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This popular stately home was built in the mid-18th century by John Carr, decorated by Robert Adam and furnished by Thomas Chippendale. Harewood has exhibitions of contemporary art, award winning gardens, a wide range of open-air events: from concerts to kite festivals, car rallies to craft fairs. If you love art or gardens or walks in the countryside; if you’re looking for a family outing, a cultural experience or a romantic afternoon, come to Harewood.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I have taken out a family Harewood House membership for the last 5 years, but this one will definitely be the last. What used to be a genuine annual membership, where the House and gardens were open all year round, has quietly reduced to an April to November season with a few members-only events hosted in the winter. The excuse... More

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HarewoodHouse, Marketing Manager at Harewood House, responded to this review

Hi James F, Firstly thanks for passing on your comments. It's important to use to gather feedback good and bad. Over the last 5 years, our opening times during the winter months have varied for a variety of reasons. Overall there are several key factors for winter closure: THE HOUSE undergoes a deep clean. Scaffolding is erected to allow the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The leaflets promise great things at Harewood but it all seems as though the whole thing is a bit of an effort for everyone, from the people taking your money, to the house staff, to the restaurant staff and even the birds in the aviary seem lethargic. Enthusiasm has let the building! The second hand book room is good but... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Ventured here for a walk around the estate. It was around 8 miles. We didn't venture into the house but the whole area is absolutely beautiful. Woodland, rivers, farmland etc. Very disappointed at the lack of facilities and thank goodness for the new 'pop up' (Muddy Boots) cafe as you leave the estate serving the best coffee I have had... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

From beggining to end it was an awful experience. Contractors changed and we were not informed prior to the wedding. The price of the wedding tripled and there was no compensation but it was too late for us to change. On our wedding day the food was completely wrong, not the menu we had chosen at all! I could not... More

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HarewoodHouse, Marketing Manager at Harewood House, responded to this review

Hi Sairsee24, First of all, it is awful to hear that this wedding day was such a poor experience for you. That's not what we'd ever want to hear from a wedding party not matter where the event was held. I have spoken with our caterers who have run weddings in The Courtyard for the past year and we're concerned... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went there quite early in the morning and bought entry to the grounds and below stairs. Last year there was a carpet of acorns on the ground and I had intended to collect some this year but we didn't find a single acorn! So we spent the entire day wandering around the grounds, including the walled garden and the... More

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Godmanchester, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

After sampling the magnificent Harewood house and grounds what better way to conclude with Afternoon Tea on the Terrace. Alas we were met at 2pm by a rather scruffy unappealing waiter who was fussing about menus and tables instead of greeting his clients. The tea menu although rather expensive looked tempting especially with the gorgeous views of the grounds. My... More

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited in November 2014, on what was a beautiful sunny warm day. The house is very interesting, and the staff very helpful and knowledgable about the house. You can see 'upstairs and downstairs' and get a real feel for the people who lived and worked there. The grounds are also great. The views of the surrounding countryside spectacular. A... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Really disappointed with the bird garden, half of the cages seemed to shut off from the public and others looked really overgrown . There didn't seem to be any staff around the gardens to help people or provide information to visitors On a positive note the number of red kites flying around above the grounds were amazing and really good... More

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HarewoodHouse, Marketing Manager at Harewood House, responded to this review

Hi Braddersa, Thanks for your comments. We take all customer feedback seriously so we appreciate you taking the time to prepare a review. In response, the paths which are not open to the public are quarantine areas. When new birds are brought in, we are required by law to keep them in enclosures away from other birds to assess their... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great day out, if a little overpriced and unclear as to what is included. Plenty of exotic birds to see and well cared for. The Himalayan garden was very serene and peaceful. The parking was free which was good, however I'd recommend taking a packed lunch.

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A lovely day out for 3 generations of our family with something for all. We all loved the old kitchen which has a great feel for days gone by. A great variety of lunchtime treats for adults and children alike. Staff couldn't have been more helpful providing hot water for baby's lunch even though they were very busy. There were... More

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