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Temple Newsam House

Address: Temple Newsam Road | Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE, England
Phone Number: 0113 336 7461
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Ranked #10 of 270 things to do in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: One of the great country houses of England set within a Capability Brown landscape surrounded by...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & 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 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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Leeds
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I'd like to correct some misleading information! Brian Derbyshire's review of Templenewsam implies that entry is free but in fact only entry to the grounds is free - entry to the house is £4.50 and to the farm (NOT a mini-zoo but a working farm) £3.60 (combined ticket £7.20). Having said that, the grounds are great to walk in and... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely parkland, beautiful old buildings and mini zoo etc. What more could a family ask for - oh yes, it is free! Great place for a picnic, a dog walk or just a ball game with the kids

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Temple Newsam in the summer months is a great place for walking your Dog or having a look around with Kids, there is always ice cream vans and snack places. The house its self is amazing.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I came here for a work training day so did not go into the main house. We were there to consider the historic garden. The standard of maintenance is excellent and it was certainly a bonus to find the small farm within the old service buildings.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Attended the Vanity of Small Differences exhibition of Grayson's artistic skills: far and away the leading creative designer in the country. Bound for a knighthood which will doubtless irk him terribly!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's only February but it was a nice sunny day so decided to go here for a walk around the grounds. Quite busy as it's half term but plenty of room for everyone. Walked down to the lake to see what it looks like now it has been dredged. It looks beautifully and a nice colour. Signs around the area... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

What a great place to have just down the road - the house is wonderful and this time there was the added extra of the Grayson Perry's fabulous tapestries.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Temple Newsam. At £7.20 each to go round the house and farm I dont think is a bad price. We went to the farm first and enjoyed seeing all the animals especially alfie the donkey and the new 2 day old piglets. i really liked how there are little rooms that you can go... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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

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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