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Temple Newsam House

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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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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 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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Gruesome Newsam

Went on the "gruesome Newsam " tour which was fantastic , 4 grandchildren found it so interesting . Shame it was not better advertised.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went on the "gruesome Newsam " tour which was fantastic , 4 grandchildren found it so interesting . Shame it was not better advertised.

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely area in Leeds, the mini zoo was great for us to take the grandchildren to,they really enjoyed it ,they have two golf courses on site,and hold live concerts in the park also,the last time we went there was an equestrian show on ,and it was free to watch so that was a bonus

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The grounds and play area are free and well worth a visit. Walled garden looked great with all the flowers in bloom. For £3.60 the farm is well worth a visit and also has a play area. Enjoyed a nice lunch in the courtyard cafe. The house isn't worth taking the kids around, but would be interesting for those who... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were on holiday at York and on a very wet day we met friends at Leeds. Because of the weather, we went to Temple Newsam House. What a gem. The house is set in wonderful parklands and boasts well maintained gardens which comprise mostly of ornamental hedging and topiary. I was told by a local lady that the house... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Well done to Leeds CC for restoring this House and opening it to the public! So many of our historic houses that were once owned by authorities have been sold off and converted into hotels. There is much to see in the house, and facilities for family days out in the grounds: a treasure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very nice place! Beautiful. If you are into classical furniture, go inside and check the exibition. If you are not, stay in the gardens to enjoy the view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I go to Temple Newsam A LOT with my 2 year old. We love it. Free parking down by the playground and lakes. Generally we take a different route every time and the grounds are so big that there's always something new to explore. Being cheap-skates, we love the fact that you can see pigs, goats, sheep, cows and ducks... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I first went to Temple Newsom some forty years ago and it has improved over the years. Along with its gardens and the large home farm it is a place you can easily spend the day. When the council took over the Elizabethan mansion it was essentially an empty shell. Today it had hundreds of millions of pounds worth of... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It is a big house with lots of historic features and has plenty of old relics from when it's was a functional house

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a lovely Elizabethan house with some beautiful items to look at. The house is well maintained and there are lots of things to see. While there we watched some Elizabethan dancing which was really enjoyable.

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