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Address: Temple Newsam Park | Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE, England
Phone Number: +44 113 336 7461

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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Great family day out - and always lots going on

We've been regular visitors as a family to the farm area - terrifying my young son (as a toddler) with the enormous bovines and loud screeching cockerels. He's a bit more at home... read more

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been regular visitors as a family to the farm area - terrifying my young son (as a toddler) with the enormous bovines and loud screeching cockerels. He's a bit more at home with them now. A wonderful day out and a good place for a leisurely stroll. Keep your eye on the notice board too - recently we've seen... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A super place to visit!! The house is vast but free hand held audio devices explain the main features of each room which makes it really interesting. There are activities for children to do throughout the house and visitors are encouraged to sit on benches to enjoy the fantastic views across the grounds. There was a school party there when... More 

Thank Linda J
Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an absolute gem of a place to visit. The house is maintained really well - no musty smells & really comfortable temperature throughout the house on all three floors. The audio guide is brilliant with enough information to keep you interested but not too bogged down. The cafe has a reasonable range of snacks, perhaps a bit more pricey... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In the two years since we last visited a lot of impressive work has been undertaken on displays and an excellent audio guide introduced. Yet this place is still lacking good marketing. We happened upon it by accident in 2014 and my review two years ago berated the Leeds Council Civic fathers for failing to publicise this wonderful house and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Use to work here briefly but still retain an old world charm. Went on a sunny day so was able to enjoy the grounds as well

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited here a few times for walks but on another visit today we came across the walled garden and lakes in a wooded area to the side of the farm. The gardens are beautifully kept and are a tribute to the Leeds Council employees and volunteers who look after them so well. You can see the same high... More 

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An arranged family reunion went sadly awry when we lost our way en route to this lovely spot, but eventually we all met up. Capability Brown designed grounds encase a charming house with farm buildings and animals to be seen and a spacious playground available at a small cost. Parking, and access to the huge areas of parkland are free.... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite living relatively close to Temple Newsham we had not been before. I must say we found the directions a little confusing on the way to the place but we have been told these are being reviewed. It has a pay and display car park. Before going into the house we had a snack in the onsite Temple Courtyard café.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Working in Leeds daily I've heard colleagues mention Temple Newsam so thought I'd travel on a weekend from the North East with my family and experience it. We all had a wonderful day, my young children especially enjoyed Home Farm and the play area. The staff were really friendly, the views stunning and the overall experience was amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big house with many unusual and rare items in it. The history details are in all the rooms and a recorded guide can be used. There are a number of friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff also. There is a lift available and excellent reasonably priced refreshments. A farm with rare breeds can be visited in the grounds also. It does... More 

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