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Harewood House

Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG, England
+44 113 218 1010
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Ranked #31 of 103 Attractions in Leeds
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens that lead to a lovely lake with a waterfall. We spent a good hour walking round. We then did the tour and as we visited at the end of the season we had the guide all to ourselves and it was great. So much history and so much beauty. We spent a good 3 hours here and it... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
28 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited on a Friday and the weather was glorious so it was off to a fine start anyway. At £15 per adult to get in, this is not a cheap go there on a whim kind of place. However, for the money you get access to the vast grounds laid out by Capability Brown, which in the autumnal colours... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

very interesting house-fabulous grounds with gardens and aviaries-worth going to see the red kites from the terrace-they have a breeding programme and the birds are worth the admission alone

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Spent a full day out here and took full advantage of the beautiful grounds and gardens. The house has some interesting interiors and content and well worth a walk around. There are guides to help with additional information and plenty of explanation sheets in each of the rooms. Although a good stroll a visit to the old church near the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We was totally disappointed with this place. We were so looking forward to it, as my husband had been years ago with kids. I did not go last time but he wanted to take me and it was nowhere near as good. Very little birds in bird garden, only maid quarters n kitchen below stairs open and on next floor... More

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

Many thanks for your comments. Scoobypal. We do of course always want to hear that people have had the best possible experience at Harewood. In response to your review, we currently have 44 species which total 190 individual birds in the Bird Garden. The majority are on the endangered list and we do like to make sure they have large... More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Spent a wonderful day at this amazing house and grounds. There is so much to see, that my four and a half hours there were not quite enough to be able to see everything. The Courtyard cafe, self-service was fine but I had a different experience at the beautifully situated Terrace cafe. Granted it was rather busy but I waited... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It looks a very impressive house from the outside but you only see rooms on the ground floor. some of the rooms were painted in what seems a battle ship grey just having exhibits in them. The rooms you saw had been created to what they would of been like on the upper floor. The only room least altered was... More

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

Hi netty1, thanks for taking the time to post a review. Feedback is extremely important to us. There are two levels of the House open to the public as you've identified. The State Floor is open to the public and Below Stairs. The upper levels of the House are still lived and some rooms are also used for office space.... More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Having seen the wonderful picture on their website we were immediately disappointed on our approach to the building which was far less palatial and rather drab. It isn't until you get to the terrace at the back that you see the wonderful façade from the website. The interior of the building was quite cold and the exhibits lacked the warmth... More

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

Hi Douglas R, thanks for your comments. I have to say it's the most original description I've heard of the House to date! It's interesting that you comment on the approach to the House. The original driveway brought visitors through the "Capability" Brown landscape and came from the south side of the building. It would have been a magnificent way... More

Keighley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Get here early and be prepared to walk. We arrived about 10-30 am the grounds were open but the house didn't open until 11am. So we started to explore the formal gardens and archery terrace. Some good views from the house across the lake. At 11am we went below stairs intersting to see that not all servants were badly cared... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Me and my girlfriend spent a day out at Harewood House on an overcast but warm day, having a great day. In terms of value for money, I cannot believe some of the reviews on here about the cost of admission to HH. We spent £14 each to gain admission to all areas, plus an extra £3 each to get... More

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