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Temple Newsam House

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Address: Temple Newsam Road | Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE, England
Phone Number: 0113 336 7461
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Description: 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 the Rare Breed 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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A nice finish to our day out . We visited the farm 1st,which was great fun. Glad grandchild had had a good run round before the house !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Haworth, United Kingdom
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Haworth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A nice finish to our day out . We visited the farm 1st,which was great fun. Glad grandchild had had a good run round before the house !!

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We took our two and a half year old grandson to the farm and he had a lovely time. It was quite a trek around the different buildings then back to the cafe and finally to the playground, but the weather was good and plenty of baby animals to see. Used the Leeds cards so not too expensive either. The... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

local to this site and go regular to the grounds and cafe. The grounds are kept to a high standard even thou it is a council site. The prices are creeping up as to near other stately home sites which is what you would expect as the council is No longer running a loss running site. So if you don't... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited Temple Newsam with our two year old. We parked in the free car park which has loads of space and took the short walk to the farm/house. The signage could be improved as although it's obvious where the house and farm is working out where the entrance and the separate ticket office is was a bit of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We decided to have a drive to Temple Newsam , with it being a nice sunny day. The only thing we forgot was our picnic basket . Stunning grounds , lots of parking . Most of it free! The house itself is very well looked after and the staff very helpful. The cost of entry is very reasonable , being... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I used to love coming here when I was a child and now bring my children. The grounds are spread out over a huge space, with lots of pathways and open areas, so that even on an unusually hot day it doesn't get too crowded. Providing you don't use the car park by the grand house, parking is free. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Took my 4 year old here for the first time. She really enjoyed looking at all the animals however last time I visited (many years ago) I recall been able to purchase animal feed which I didn't see any advertisements for so presume they don't sell it anymore. I do think £3.80 is a little steep to park the car... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Temple Newsam was my favorite place to visit as a child and i now bring my children to enjoy the grounds which are free to enter with a park for children at no cost and also free parking!!!. If you want to visit the House and Farm there you can purchase a family ticket for 2 adults and up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Father in law suggested this place, what a great idea.... There is a working farm that you can go into at a small cost, which is really well set out with all types of animals to look at and touch. On site there is a gift shop, toilets, changing area and cafe ( cafe is a little expensive- on a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We came to the park to visit the farm, which was great, but the cafe was absolutely terrible. They advertised 'rare breed burger', which when it eventually arrived after a 35 minute wait, was actually a very cheap style frozen burger, presented really badly. If you must drink something there, steer clear of the coffee. The machine obviously isn't cleaned... More 

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