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Temple Newsam House

Temple Newsam Road | Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE, England
0113 336 7461
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Ranked #7 of 98 attractions in Leeds
Type: Historic Sites, Parks
Owner description: One of the great country houses of England set within a Capability Brown landscape surrounded by beautiful parkland which includes a working rare... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Looking after grandchildren (ages 8 and 5) during the school holiday. Without going in the house Temple Newsam gave us six hours pleasure. The park and adventure playground are both large and free, and at £9 for a family ticket the farm was very good value. A mixture of farm museum and live animals, our ticket was valid for the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

FAscinating Jacobean period house and grounds. Interesting to tour the building itself both inside and out - unlike many historic houses, Temple Newsam House is not overly ornate and is very accessible, so you get a real sense of how people lived in those days - lords and ladies of course but also ordinary people of the time. Stunning views... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We took our two oldest Grandaughter's here yesterday. When we were driving past the park because the car park was so full I had to jump out to get to a toilet!! I had to walk about 10 mins to get the nearest toilet, when you have young children this is not a good idea really. The zoo is really... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We went to the farm on a cold, rainy day, but it didn't spoil our enjoyment. The staff really look after their animals and though they are very busy at the moment with spring lambs, piglets and kids, they are always friendly and willing to share their knowledge, explaining about the rare breed aspect of their work and what their... More

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leeds, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to temple newsam all my life and never get bored! It has everything! A lovely farm, great walks, hidden walks, lakes, cafe and shop! It also has a golf course! Its great value compared to similar places such as harewood and national trusts!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Walk around the farm or simply walk round the grounds and look at the lakes of this magnificent stately home. There are ducks ,swans, geece, lambs, llama ,cows ,bulls, pigs,sheep and the like. There's gardens and greenhouses a plenty. There's a kids park , picnic tables, fields and of course the magnificent house itself, you pay a small charge for... More

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Spofforth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great tourist site. It has it all: a house to rival local and much more expensive Harweood House, a substantial working farm, fantastic extensive children's playground (free), large formal and informal gardens (free - visit when the rhodedendrons are out), boating lakes, enormous stretches of land and a very nice tea room. Tip park at the car park near the... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

As a visitor from Surrey I find it unbelievable that Leeds City Council don't shout at the top of their lungs about this wonderful Elizabethan/ Jacobite House. Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots ill fated husband Lord Darnley - with its grounds landscaped by Capability Brown - it is a historic and imposing building - which deserves a much more... More

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Old Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Was in the area on a short break and happened upon this treasure. Fantastic day out. Many of the rooms are available for viewing and very little restriction on how far you can enter the rooms. During our visit there was a display of Rembrandt pictures which was no additional charge. We were very surprised at how cheap this place... More

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Newark, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

First visit to this hidden gem. Great value for money, lots of interesting artefacts and helpful friendly staff. Would strongly recommend.

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