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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 #14 of 102 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Leicester
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We travelled to Temple Newsam House full of hopeful expectation .In the event we were disappointed and very depressed by the experience and glad to escape the gloom and claustrophobia of this indifferently looked after property . No doubt the grounds and gardens are lovely when the sun shines but the house itself is not a great treat and calls... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

What a brilliant time we had here. Stunning house, staff were amazing helping with wheelchair access. The grounds are spotless. Just so much to see and do. Lovely cafe with plenty9 of choice and good toilet facilities. It is a historical sire though and the cobbles were difficult with the wheelchair at some points, but could not fault the staff... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

the setting for the café is lovely very historic, but again the prices are fine if there's a couple of you but you couldn't eat as a large family its far too expensive.

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Portsmouth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

After reading reviews, we we traveled a long way to see this house. I am a big fan of all kinds of stately and quirky houses, although most (although not all) I see are professionally and glossily managed by the NT or similar along commercial lines. This house is managed by Leeds City Council, and boy, this made a big... More

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Temple Newsam has been on my doorstep for over 20 years and I have visited the grounds, farm and cafe on numerous occasions but I have only been inside a couple of times. We went to see the Grayson Perry tapestries on a rainy Sunday afternoon and spent a lovely hour or so looking round. The tapestries are displayed in... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It has wide open spaces to walk in. Pity dogs have to be kept on a leash but I assume this is to protect other dogs and visitors

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florida
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146 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This house is brilliant. The audio is very good and there are many furnished rooms to see The house has a wonderful history and there are many portraits Of the people who lived there The furniture is beautiful,as is the silver The grounds are magnificent Really worth a visit

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Living locally weve been to look round the house a couple of times - plenty of interesting things to view, but the gardens and surrounding grounds are definitely worth a walk round. Parking at Bullerthorpe Lane and walking down the old carriage track makes the house look very impressive. Cafe reasonably priced and has plenty of seating in and out.... More

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Pontefract, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

People may have complained about access to the tapestries but there is so much more to Temple Newsam. The contents of the house are magnificent. Furniture - such quality & diversity. Paintings that made me buy the catalog so I could enjoy & find out more on the art & artists. The tapestries are at the end of touring through... More

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Ilkley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Temple Newsam is a veritable treasure house of art and objects - including the famous bed prepared by Earl Poulett of Hinton St George for the visit of Queen Anne (who in the event never arrived). The Capability Brown grounds are a delight.

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