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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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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

3000 acres of public park for the whole family to enjoy, well kept walled garden with plenty of seating to rest if need be. extremely cheap price to enter a large Elizabethan country house consisting of several floors. A lovely café with outside seating area in the courtyard, nice gift shop and farm shop selling lovely icecream. There is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We live 20 minutes away and this was our first visit here in the six years we have lived in this area. Very reasonably priced, no car park charge so you could walk around the grounds and beautiful walled garden for free, great for picnics and children and dogs. We paid to go into the house and the farm, there... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very large area free to park the coffee shop was reasonably priced and lovely food made on premises.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great place but make sure before you buy tickets for the house from the shop that the house HAS NOT GOT A WEDDING ON I bought full price family ticket got up to the house only to be told there is a wedding on so the whole ground floor closed, 1 wing closed to renovation, we saw a total of... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We do not live near to Temple Newsam, but have visited the sites farm with our granddaughters a number of times over the last few years without realising what other attractions this Leeds City Council run site has to offer. This week my wife and I discovered what a great visitor attraction this is. You must visit the walled garden,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Interesting house with a variety of paintings furniture,and great showpiece rooms.Staff were helpful ,friendly and willing to chat about the contents of the rooms and the estates history.They also made sure that wheel chair bound visitors gained access to as much of the house as possible. The Stables courtyard cafe offered a stop for coffee and there was enough room... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We live close to TN but hadn't been for a while. We went to visit the classic car rally that had been advertised. You have to pay for parking if you park near the house but not if you use one of the further away car parks. We didn't go in the house this time (have been in before and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Something for all the family here, a great free park to walk around with a free kids adventure play area, next to the free car park.... !! ...Then there's the amazing stately home to visit if you fancy a cultural step back in time, and a great urban farm which the whole family will enjoy - admission prices for both... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Have been several times. Lots of parkland to explore, lovely gardens too. The farm is cheap to go in, never a crush and our children love it. Not massive but good value for a shorter visit. Not been in the house, so can't comment on that

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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