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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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Mud, glorious mud!

It's Winter. The snow has just gone. We needed a walk away from where we usually go so we loaded the dogs in the car and drove to Temple Newsam. I know I have been here a couple... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It's Winter. The snow has just gone. We needed a walk away from where we usually go so we loaded the dogs in the car and drove to Temple Newsam. I know I have been here a couple of times before but the last time must be 14 years ago or so. We found a car park on the perimeter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It was a lovely sunny day so we took a picnic and had a lovely family day out here.It was worth a visit and we return.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Wonderful farm with sheep you can stroke,great for walks,lots to see and very good value admission and parking.google special events on.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Away from the house Temple Newsam has some vast and extensive grounds which need to be explored by all. Away from the concert venue ,walks through woodlands are a must and apart from the dull motorway noise in parts you can be alone for a long time. At every time of the year there is something different to see and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I really enjoyed our walk around the gardens, and surrounding woodland. There were other visitors of course but it wasn't busy, and still very peaceful. The gardens are beautiful even in the depths of winter, and we had a nice pasty each from the tearooms. We had the dog though so were unable to go inside any of the buildings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Having travelled to Leeds and been VERY disappointed with another farm, dragged my 2 year old son to here. It had sign for closed on door and we were all extremely disappointed again and frustrated. Within seconds a very kind older gentleman came out and said if we could get tickets from gift shop he would allow us entry, we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Very nice Staff - hence the 3 out of 5 However, shame about the lack of text given. The house is really designed with the hand held audio info devices, which we were not told about at the entrance. However what was the point of viewing the house without info, my point being the info devices should be given out... More 

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We went to see the Grayson Perry exhibition but took time to also see the House and Grounds. On our way round one of the staff took us in to the area where the blue lady ghost has been seen, off the visitor route and explained about sightings etc. The gardens are very well set out and a number of... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We regularly go here for picnics as it's free to visit the grounds and there's usually lots of free space The farm used to be free, but now they charge which is a bit of a swizz as they don't have any exotic animals - just pigs, goats, cows etc. Not exactly London Zoo. I'd only bother if you want... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Visited here in November as it was close to Oulton Hall and is well recommended. We heard various people warning of car parking charges but as far we could work out this applied only to the parking next to the main buildings. We parked at the first place we came to and it only takes 10 minutes to get to... More 

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