Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam, Leeds: Hours, Address, Temple Newsam Reviews: 4.5/5

Temple Newsam
4.5
Historic Sites • Parks
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,240 contributions
A FABULOUS PARK
Nov 2021
This is such a wonderful park and a magnificent house.
We often bring our dogs for a walk around the grounds and then nip in for a coffee afterwards.
It’s just a shame that parking is so expensive.
Written November 18, 2021
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Neil T
Brighton, UK24 contributions
Lovely
Jun 2021
Had a couple of hour’s strolling through the gardens which are as lovely today as I remember them as a child. Didn’t visit the house as we were there quite late in the afternoon. Good cafe although being just before closing time not much choice but our fault and what we had was good and good service.
Written September 4, 2021
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J Baker
Leeds, UK8 contributions
Excellent park and court yard coffee shop
Sep 2021
Excellent park, lovely walking and good [dog friendly] cafe.
Coffee well made, good selection, but slightly pricey cakes too.

Great to bring my uncle and nephew to show them a bit of Yorkshires finest parks
Written September 3, 2021
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Elizabeth
3 contributions
Evening stroll
Sep 2020
Delightful evening stroll in the grounds after a Sunday meal, sunshine and the beauty of the place in the dusk as the sun was setting
Written August 17, 2021
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Sue
10 contributions
My fav place tempsy
Aug 2021 • Solo
Love tempsy. Being going since my very early years so 50 years.. Its a beautiful place, lovely well kept house, farm for the kids and adults, go Ape, lovely walks, I go regularly with my dog we both enjoy the different aspects of going here and there. There's the lakes, the beautiful rose gardens, the off beat walks used by dog walkers, lone walkers and joggers. Well kept temple newsam.
Written August 14, 2021
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Master Jonjon
London, UK344 contributions
Let's visit... TEMPLE NEWSAM (Leeds) | quick video guide
Jul 2021
WHAT IT IS.

Estate and house built 1500s for Thomas, Lord Darcy.

Greatly expanded and altered by later owners.

WARS RESTRICTIONS.

1/F South wing (Tudorian bedrooms) closed.

CELLAR.

The cellar is closed to normal visits. Accessible only via special guided tours (suspended during WARS).
Written July 21, 2021
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Jane K
Swaffham, UK50 contributions
Fascinating house
Jun 2021 • Solo
Highly recommend a trip to the house at Temple Newsam. Fascinating history and the guides dotted about the house are full of information and enthusiasm for the house and its past.
Written July 2, 2021
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jacqui h
1 contribution
Slightly disappointed
Jun 2021 • Family
I live in Leeds and have always wanted to visit the house. I took my 83 year old dad for a walk around the grounds and he said he would love to go in, so i booked us tickets as part of his father's day gift.
We got there and were told due to corona there were no guides and no demonstrations. Each room was beautiful and had so much going on. In light of the current situation it would have been nice to have a leaflet or audio in the room to let us know what was going on. There were plaques with brief explanations just picking out 3 items from the room when there was so much more going on.
Some of these rooms were dark and my father struggled to read these so i used the light from my phone. Where demonstrations should have been we were directed to view on YouTube which was fair enough.
One room we walked into was very dark so again we used our phones to read the plaque. One of the staff came in and very rudely told us to turn off our lights. We were told the fabrics in that room were very delicate and were to be protected from the light. I apologised and explained we werent using the torches around the room, just to read by. Again the lady was rude and said it was not allowed and to turn them out straight away. My dad was mortified and i was not at all happy at her attitude. Nowhere as we went into the room did it say not to use lights. The info was impossible to read in the dark room. Maybe if it was moved to the doorway as you go in so we can see it before we enter and put up a notice asking not to use phone light it would stop us being highly embarrassed by the very rude member of staff.
The house itself is spectacular, but sadly the whole long awaited visit was tainted by a member of staff that needs a lesson in customer relations.
Written June 29, 2021
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sara b
1 contribution
Great experience for families..!
Jun 2021
A review from a 9 year old...

We have been to Temple Newsam many times, its one of my favourite places to visit.

There are beautiful views and its a lovely walk through the many paths that flow around there including where the beautiful Rhododendrons are. We had a picnic on the main field in front of the house and everyone that was there were socially distanced.

Unfortunately, we didn't get to use the tea rooms on this occasion but we have been there before and we loved it.

Being a 9 year old I really enjoyed the park and there is so much to do on there. I am also very excited to being going to Go Ape next year for my birthday with family and friends as it looks like so much fun.
Written June 28, 2021
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Michael B
Harrogate, UK36 contributions
Lovely surroundings
Jun 2021
We only live 27 miles away but have never visited Temple Newsam before. What an impressive place to visit. We had a self tour of the house and all the room guides were very well informed and a pleasure to talk to. We were virtually the only visitor's in the house, so we had it to ourselves. Plenty of time for photos etc.
Afterwards, we visited the gardens for the rhododendrons and although a few had seen better days, it was still well worth it. I asked about one of their battery operated wheel chairs and they proved one within twenty minutes because it is quite a steep walk back up from the gardens.
The cafe is very good, with a good selection.
We were very impressed with every member of staff we talked to. They couldn't have been more helpful.
Written June 9, 2021
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