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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 #13 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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The weather was beautiful so we started our visit at the walled gardens. Although it was very warm it was worth visiting the glasshouses to see the amazing plants thriving there. The park is huge and would be good for a stroll or to have a picnic, so allow time for this. There is a farm to visit but we... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Recently re visited the house last month, and absolutely loved it. I live a 10 minute walk from temple newsham, and it is one of my favourite places. The house has so much to offer including a gorgeous tea room, and the 'haunted room'. It is cheap admission and well worth it.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The house is amazing. Just walking from room to room takes your breath away. There is so much to see and do - the gardens are spectacular and strolling through the woodland is so relaxing. If you are quite sporty, there's facilities for football, golf, running, cycling, horse-riding and even orienteering. Children are well catered for and there is a... More

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'd long thought of visiting, but was put off by thinking it was actually in Leeds, and I hate city driving. But it isn't; it is actually 4 miles out, just off, and accessed from the M1. Fabulous collections in the house, great cafe, stunning grounds (which I'll explore better another time). If there is a minus, it is the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went here for a walk to make the most of the fine weather. Lots to see and do if you want to. Visit the house and the farm, all at a cost or just go for a walk for free. Ample free parking as long as you don't park at the house. Lovely tea room and shop. Even ice cream... More

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Wetherby
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Temple Newsam is seldom spoken of when mention is made of Britain's great treasure houses, but it is a superb example of a well restored fine Jacobean house set in hundreds of acres of lush parkland and containing magnificently maintained gardens. It makes for a wonderful day out for the family, with plenty of areas for picnics and for children... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very interesting house to visit. It is well worth using the audio guides to give plenty of background information, and they are free. I loved seeing the different wallpapers in the rooms, and admiring the views over the very well kept gardens. A good plan is to visit some of the rooms, nip over to the tea room for some... More

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Title says it all really. I think Roundhay is bigger and better with free parking, however, Temple Newsam does have a lovely little coffee shop! Will come again though!

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We decided to look around the farm as it was a nice, sunny day, and go back another time to see the rest. It was similar to a lot of farm parks with nothing extraordinary, apart from some different breeds, but you can take as long as you like looking around, and there were boards with the name of some... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I love the farm. When you go in spring all the babies are being born and it's adorable to see. It's a nice day out with the kids as there's the farm, the grounds to explore and the house. If you're not going to the farm it's still a fantastic walk with lots to explore. The grounds are very well... More

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