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Temple Newsam

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Address: Temple Newsam Park | Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE, England
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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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Huge attraction - free to enter and free to park.

Okay, you have to pay to go into the House itself and the Open Farm but the gardens and parkland are free for you to wander at will. Good playground for youngsters and very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 4, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Okay, you have to pay to go into the House itself and the Open Farm but the gardens and parkland are free for you to wander at will. Good playground for youngsters and very interesting walled garden and orangery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

The park is great, the walks are fab and the farm for a small fee is wonderful for the little ones. We often go here for a walk at the weekend. The parking is free and I find a new area to discover at each visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

There is plenty of car parks with free parking, An historic house, beautiful walled garden to walk around. Play area for the children, a farm with variety of animals it does charge a small admission to go in. A good place to explore on walks with dogs as there are many different trails you can go on. Well worth a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Temple Newsam has a variety of things to do, including a playground for children, a historic farm with a vast array of animals, glorious grounds for you to walk, take your dog, kick a ball or to eat a picnic and then there is the house. The farm is very cheap to enter £3.50, I particularly liked the goats. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Went there with loads of people for a couple's wedding. The building itself was great, interesting history, exquisite decoration, artistic design, natural fields and so on. They're were a lot of people having a picnic, playing sports, grabbing a bite in the café there... All the waiters there were rather friendly and smart, effective and nice service. The food was... More 

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

I have visited on numerous occasions and always enjoy my time here. The house is stunning and the grounds are fabulous. A visit to the farm is a delight especially if you bring children. Take the time to walk down to the lake and don't forget to bring a picnic!

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

For our Chinese New Year Social Outing, we took our tai chi group to Temple Newsam House for a guided tour. The house is a wonderful gem, with a delightful collection of well-curated items. It was a soggy day in February and we were all transported to another world by the fabulous guides, who were at all times professional, knowledgeable... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We went last Saturday, car park has a fee but if you want somewhere to stretch the kids legs you can take a picnic and have a cheap day out, lots of space around the house, plus there is a wood and a cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This great historical royal residence was well worth the day out. So many interesting facts of times gone by. The family loved it. Its well restored. The farm nearby was great for interaction with the animals. Take the free audio guide with you for some interesting tit bits of family members. It's one of the best Iv'e seen. Just take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

You can go around the house, with story's of the Gray Lady, or visit the working farm. Plus they have many things for the little ones to do, swings/ slids. and bee keeping

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