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Temple Newsam

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Address: Temple Newsam Road | Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE, England
Phone Number: +44 113 336 7461
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One of the great country houses of England set within a Capability Brown...

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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The farm is so good for little children lots of animals to see and there are always doing carfts play area keeps them active my son loves the bee hive bit at the bottom where you... read more

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The farm is so good for little children lots of animals to see and there are always doing carfts play area keeps them active my son loves the bee hive bit at the bottom where you can see them in there hive and working away.The house was amazing very interesting with audio or with out still very good wouldn't say... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Temple Newsam is an amazing place to visit for people who like to take a look back into history! Everything down to the wooden flooring is the origional items that were in the house and there is a whole lot more! My only issue is staff following you around and peeking around the corners at you like were honestly going... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

1500 acres of beautiful park &woodlands & lakes.It has also has a fantastic tudor/Jacob an house also a rare breeds farm and wonderful walled garden. There are numerous events on through the summer. The staff who look after the park do a great job especially the farm staff. Altogether a great day out Ps there is one pay &display car... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have not been into the House itself - which is a historic / impressive Tudor-Jacobean mansion - although I can highly recommend the Courtyard Tea Rooms. However, if you live in Leed's, or are visiting the areas, the extensive grounds (1500 acres of beautiful parkland) are a great place to relax & enjoy.. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Thank hts0204
North East England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a few hours wandering around this vast Elizabethan House. Being owned by Leeds City Council it is only £5 to enter the house with a free audio guide. As the house is so large they allow you to enter/leave as many times as you like within the day to ensure you get the maximum out of your visit. Beautifully... More 

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Lee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting house. Staff welcoming and helpful. Much cleaner and better stocked in rooms since my last visit in 2015. Disappointed that we had to leave pushchair at reception as my grandaughter does walk but at 19 months, gets tired after a while and needed carrying. Wheelchair access with ramps and lifts so don't know why small stroller pram wasn't allowed.

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Tibshelf, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a lovely time here. The House is really beautiful and is also very large with over 40 rooms to view. There is a provided audio guide which tells the story of the house through the character of one of the servants (sounds very much like Jane Horrocks). This really entertaining and helps to enliven the tour as well... More 

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Thank Alan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been coming here for years, love the walled garden, ponds, forrest, house, farm everything ! Lovely cafe and shop too. Could spend the whole day here :))

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Thank Cazi76
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, our two young daughters (aged 5 and 2) and I visit temple Newsam on a regular basis. We have never gone inside he house but probably will do once the children are a little older. The grounds around the house are wonderful, a great mixture of woodland, open fields, lake, gardens and small farm area. You could spend... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked around the house and saw the formal gardens with clipped ornate hedges and laburnum tunnels. Then on to the walled gardens with a huge variety of flowers. What a show! The glass house at the top of the garden had a virtual gardener explaining the displayed tools. The massive flowering plants were thrilling. We only briefly looked at... More 

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