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Temple Newsam

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Address: Temple Newsam Road | Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE, England
Phone Number: +44 113 336 7461
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One of the great country houses of England set within a Capability Brown...

One of the great country houses of England set within a Capability Brown landscape surrounded by beautiful parkland which includes a working rare breeds farm, Temple Newsam has so much to offer visitors.Famous as the birth place of Lord Darnley, notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots, Temple Newsam House is a truly impressive Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Described as the Hampton Court of the North with over 40 lovingly restored rooms to view, it is now home to one of the most important collections of decorative arts. Explore the treasures of silver, ceramics, fine art, Chippendale furniture, and wallpaper all housed within the Tudor Jacobean Mansion. Discover the stories of the people who lived at Temple Newsam by joining one of our regular weekly tours or picking up the FREE audio guide. Look out for holiday activities and craft fun for all ages and the changing programme of talks, concerts and theatre. Visit our special, changing programme of exhibitions. Take time to visit the gift shop offering a range of products inspired by the collections within the House followed by lunch or tea in the Stables Tea room. Explore the lakeside walks and gardens of delphiniums, rhododendrons, flocks and asters. See a variety of rare breed animals in Home Farm. Enjoy some leisure time and book our football pitches, enjoy a round of golf, walk in the woods and discover the folly or explore the bridle paths.

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I love temple newsam, the house is worth seeing if you like stately homes and I do :) it's fresh airy and great for the kids just to run about, some nice walks round the grounds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Prinnyj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love temple newsam, the house is worth seeing if you like stately homes and I do :) it's fresh airy and great for the kids just to run about, some nice walks round the grounds and it's lovely on a summers day :)

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1 Thank Prinnyj
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be careful!! Get a taxi back and forth-the house is elegant,historical and grand but it's not free in and the area is dodgy. The zoo is great and the cafe is massive.The walks around are very country-like but be mindful of when you go-the end of August is the Leeds Music Festival with Radio 1

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1 Thank DAVID380
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely place to visit, we, my Wife, my Daughter, myself and Poppy my daughters little dog, she loves to have a run around the park. There is plenty of interest there, Kids Animal Farm which is very popular, beautiful Floral Gardens to see, and lots of walking if you can. There are Electric Scooters that you can book out... More 

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Thank 4268dennis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love takin the dog here the grounds are beautiful, i always walk from the far end of the park where you go downhill to meet the bridge, dogs are also allowed most places which is perfect. its lovely in summer with families having picnics in the grounds too!

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Thank loren_Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are nice playgrounds for the children, nice farm and surrounding. The little cafe is good too.

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Thank Piplette06
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... Probably not. There is much more value for your money at Cannon Hall. Home Farm is an add-on to Temple Newsam rather than a full farm attraction. There is a nice cafe (with long queues), friendly animals and planty of Machinery. There is little to do under cover here but lots of room to run about.

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Thank MRAJPalmer
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here a lot for scenic walks around the vast grounds, especially the walled gardens in the summer. Its also really good if you want to run but are tired of evening runs around the streets or are keen to get back on the bike.

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Thank Rachael H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Temple Newsam cafe on 21st January 2016 with my mother, son & baby daughter, we ordered a child portion of cheese on toast £2.50, a beef burger £3.60 and an adult portion of beans on toast, I didn't know the price of this at the time of ordering but how expensive could beans on toast be..... well I'll... More 

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Thank GemBrook
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

January 16 - A great time of year to tour the house - just two of us had Robert and Jill.to ourselves. What a great visit; we we able to bombard them with questions and Robert was able to answer them all. We booked an afternoon general tour which didn't concentrate on anything specific; it's worth checking before booking. The... More 

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2 Thank Moira H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going here for years always a good trip out and about enjoyed by all the family. Good to visit on a nice crisp morning 9r in the summer

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