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Address: Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG, England
Phone Number: +44 113 218 1010
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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From the moment you arrive, Harewood captures your imagination and feeds...

From the moment you arrive, Harewood captures your imagination and feeds your curiosity. It's a place filled with art, culture and heritage which continues to develop and thrive today.

One of the Treasure Houses of England, the historic Georgian property sits within "Capability" Brown designed landscape with remarkable views from the award winning Terraces. Come inside and you'll be blown away by rare Chippendale furniture and jaw-dropping interior designs in the State Rooms. Make sure you leave time to explore the well-trodden corridors of Below Stairs. A place where young kitchen hands can get hands on with history, dress up and discover life a servant or you can enjoy a changing programme of contemporary art exhibitions in the Terrace Gallery.

With bags of space to run around, a massive adventure playground, penguins, flamingos and parrots there's no shortage of adventure for kids of all ages

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house full of history, lovely garden walks and more

we visited here at the end of October, what a lovely place to visit, we explored the outside first visiting the gardens and wildlife, some lovely animals and birds including... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
steve F
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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harewood House is set in beautiful parks and gardens. It's a very nice place to visit if the weather is good for outdoor activities (for me it means not rainy) and you happen to look for a family outing. The land is so vast, so it's ideal for walks and flying kites. The outdoor children play area is great for... More 

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Thank hezarfenhatunçelebi
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in September on a beautiful sunny day and found the cost fro 2 people to be expensive. This is even before we explored the house and grounds.The house is ok but you don;t see much as the staff are paranoid about you showing too much interest as they fear the alarms will go off! Because many of the rooms... More 

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Thank James M
Leeds, W Yorks, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good selection of high quality gifts (Battenburg Fairs organisor), some by craftspeople / makers! Especially nice gemstone jewellery, great candles /smells from Grace &Butler (re-ordered already), and some lovely homewares. Bargain day to see grounds/gardens, but do check if open, as this fair occurs AFTER Harewood winter closure dates.

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Thank puschka01
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely afternoon at Harewood House but unfortuantely not long enough as we arrived a little late. The bird garden is fascinating (even though I am a little scared of birds) and the views spectacular. Would love to visit again to see inside the house

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Thank Sharon W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the house to be terrific, a really enjoyable experience seeing upstairs and downstairs. The kids playground is wonderful. The bird garden is OK. Overall worth a visit but it comes at a high entry cost.

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Thank John M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rather disappointing, I attended this a couple of years ago and had hoped that this year it would be bigger and better, in actual fact it seemed smaller, if the bird gardens hadn't been open I would have probably been in and out within 15 minutes, a real shame this could be so much better.

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Thank Karen H
HarewoodHouse, Marketing Manager at Harewood House, responded to this review

Hi Karen H, Thanks for your review. So that you are aware, all events are run by external event organisers including last weeks Festive Gift Fair. The company was new to Harewood so not one that we've had here previously. It included 70 stalls which were enjoyed by over 2000 people across the weekend. I'm glad that you were able... More 

Immingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visited here at the end of October, what a lovely place to visit, we explored the outside first visiting the gardens and wildlife, some lovely animals and birds including penguins & flamingos, then we ventured into the house, we went downstairs first and visited the servants quarters and kitchen area, smells and sounds of cooking greeted us, then we... More 

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Thank steve F
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This time it was a good way to exercise and take some nice photos whilst walking around the magnificent grounds of Harewood house. A nice stroll around the lake, a look at the bird garden and view of the houses west gardens. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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Thank Malcolm P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I last visited Harewood House in the sixties and now it is geared towards giving visitors a good day out.We especially enjoyed listening to the room guides who were so obviously enjoying what they were doing and passed on that enthusiasm to us.We loved it especially the Chippendale furniture.

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Thank glyn l
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

On the outside this was a great day out. There is plenty to see and taking in all the sights outdoors would fill a few hours. The gardens and lake are beautiful. The inside was. disappointing. There was not as much information on display as you would usually see and my attempts to elicit information from the room guides led... More 

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Thank German858
HarewoodHouse, Marketing Manager at Harewood House, responded to this review

Hi German858, Thanks for your review. I'm so pleased to see that you enjoyed the outside space here. The view from the Terrace is certainly one of Harewood's crowning glories and, in the autumn months, the lakeside looks absolutely wonderful with the colour of the leaves. The house is in fact staffed by dedicated volunteers. Without their help, it would... More 

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