We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Harewood House

Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG, England
Phone Number: +44 113 218 1010
Website
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: From the moment you arrive, Harewood captures your imagination and feeds...
From the moment you arrive, Harewood captures your imagination and feeds your curiosity. It's a place filled with art, culture and heritage which continues to develop and thrive today. One of the Treasure Houses of England, the historic Georgian property sits within "Capability" Brown designed landscape with remarkable views from the award winning Terraces. Come inside and you'll be blown away by rare Chippendale furniture and jaw-dropping interior designs in the State Rooms. Make sure you leave time to explore the well-trodden corridors of Below Stairs. A place where young kitchen hands can get hands on with history, dress up and discover life a servant or you can enjoy a changing programme of contemporary art exhibitions in the Terrace Gallery. With bags of space to run around, a massive adventure playground, penguins, flamingos and parrots there's no shortage of adventure for kids of all ages
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 333 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Most recent review
Fine old statley house

We had a day trip here real nice to visit lots to see in the house and the gardens are very nice to walk around would recommend the visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
Alan D
,
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
546 reviews 546 reviews
270 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had a day trip here real nice to visit lots to see in the house and the gardens are very nice to walk around would recommend the visit

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
England
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Harewood House is not far from our house and it's a great place to visit all the time. It is not one that has endless displays, but enough to fill an afternoon and you come out feeling you've seen lots of different things. In Winter, you can visit the main house and enjoy the history that it has to offer.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

The expression - "as free as a bird" is all you need to hear when you ask yourself if it is fair to keep a bird in a cage. And some pretty small cages at that. I would never take my family to Harewood House again. Nice staff, nice views & all the usual but in this modern day how... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

How annoying to arrive with a toddler to use my 'annual' membership to find the gates closed until April next year. This place is great when it is open but you shouldn't be selling annual memberships anymore as they are only for 6 months. This is not made explicit when you purchase the membership in good faith so that you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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 

Kilkenny
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Godmanchester, null, United Kingdom
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Harewood House also viewed

 
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds, West Yorkshire
 

Been to Harewood House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Harewood House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?