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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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Quiet retreat

Not knowing Leeds I set the sat nav to guide me, coming home discovered a much easier route that took me out of the property , onto the Selby Road to quickly join the motorway... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Not knowing Leeds I set the sat nav to guide me, coming home discovered a much easier route that took me out of the property , onto the Selby Road to quickly join the motorway. must remember that for the next visit, and there will certainly be another visit once the weather calms down and we start to see summer,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Always loved this place great day out lovely grounds. Amazing to see inside the estate. Lovely small farm for children

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A quiet location for a good day out. Lovely walks over the large estate. A must to walk is the Rhododendron walk down to the lake. Large area in front of the house for kids to run around. All this part is free entry. You just pay to park the car. Another must is a visit to the Home Farm.... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have been coming to Temple Newsam for at least 12years ( him also throughout his childhood) . It is a beautiful peaceful, scenic part of the countryside thatyou can hardly believe is just a few miles outside of Leeds city center. The grounds are expansive amd are ideal for short or very long walks. The gardens... More 

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Sherburn in Elmet, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Took our grandson for a walk round ground's as a last minute decision what a joy it was The grounds were lush and full of colours the park was fun as well as educational as was the farm...children all ages could learn that eggs.milk.and cheese don't just come from mc'donalds in the form of a milkshake. ..cheeseburger or a egg... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have been visiting Temple Newsam since I was a young child, the house and grounds are great and I love visiting the only downside is now that the price has gone up and up and it's a little bit too expensive for repeat visits.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have not been to the house but i live very close to temple newsman and visit the farm regularly, its a lovely place, great farm and play area, lovely woodland walks, worth a visit

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I often go to temple newsam for walks I have today just been through the woods and they have had paths laid throughout. What a difference this has made - the blue bells are amazing

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Temple Newsam is steeped in history and the grounds are stunning. I enjoyed an interesting visit inside the house learning about the history, followed by a lovely walk in the extensive grounds. Highly recommended. Great for families of all ages.

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Goole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Temple Newsam is a great place to visit the middle to the end of May especially when the rhododendrons are in full bloom. Having said that the grounds are worth a good walk around any way. If you dont mind a bit of a walk the parking is free. Closer and you pay. There is a charge to go around... More 

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