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Harewood House

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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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Good day out

If you've been to Chatsworth or Blenheim you'll be slightly disappointed by the house itself, but it's interesting enough. The gardens around the house are small too, but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Keith R
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Washington, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved this place.. We started with a walk around the gardens and the lake, beautiful and impressive. They also have an area with birds. There were penguins, parrots and other exotic birds, all looked clean and well looked after. There are lots of wild birds as well, we saw red kites but weren't lucky enough to see a kingfisher.... More 

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Thank Sue B
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've been to Chatsworth or Blenheim you'll be slightly disappointed by the house itself, but it's interesting enough. The gardens around the house are small too, but the lake, bird garden etc are good. We didn't see all the grounds as we wanted to drive on to Bolton Abbey. The Yorkshire dog show was on when we went so... More 

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Thank Keith R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked the penguin experience for my partner and I for his birthday which was so much fun. Was very chilled but got lots of time inside with the Penguins. The caretaker was very knowledgable and answered all our questions. The fact it was just us two also made it a memorable experience. The house was beautiful and the setting... More 

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Thank Hazboz
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On arrival we were not sure if we had used the correct entrance as there was a dog show on in the grounds and all signs where directed for judges etc, however we continued along the drive and found we were in the correct entrance, perhaps a sign for people visiting the house would avoid any confusion. We paid at... More 

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Thank EmmaJane0409
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit and if you have young children ideal with play areas. The house was so interesting both Upstairs and Below stairs and the local guides very knowledgeable and friendly. Do go for a coffee on the Terrace and enjoy the views. The grounds were so vast but the little bus which waited at the entrance gates took... More 

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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been coming here for as long as I can remember and it never lets me down! The house itself is stunningly beautiful, the children's play park was always a highlight for me, and now that I'm too old for it I'm genuinely devastated! Then to top off an already excellent place, the animals they have there are so magical... More 

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Thank Becca C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited house and gardens few weeks ago. It's a stunning place with beautiful views. Gardens are amazing and you can spend a lot of time during a sunny day.

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Thank Magiei
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Harewood House on Wednesday July 13th, with my friends from the W.I, there was 21 of us in all and we had the most glorious day weather wise. We had a guided tour arond the house, and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour took us an hour and for anybody who is in a... More 

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Thank Diane P
London, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Designed by John Carr (primarily the exterior) and Robert Adam (primarily the interiors), Harewood House was built between 1759 and 1771 and was later altered by the architect Sir Charles Barry. The landscaped grounds were designed by Lancelot “Capability” Brown. The house still retains much of the original furniture, carpets and artwork in their original locations, including many items by... More 

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Thank Ian C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to visit on a dry warm day. Lots of grounds and gardens to explore. I personally thought it was a little bit expensive £18.50 to see the grounds, bird garden, house and below stairs. It is a little bit cheaper if you do not want to look around the house. Unfortunately we did not realise... More 

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