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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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+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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Just beautiful

Never complain about council tax if your's does things this well. Amazing house, farm and estate all run by Leeds Council. Parking £3.90 all day. Pay to go into house and farm... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 3, 2016
Kevin C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

what a load of rubbish years ago it was great went today all the outside pens were empty 2 donkeys and a few chickens years ago it was always full total rip off had to pay to see empty pens never again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Never complain about council tax if your's does things this well. Amazing house, farm and estate all run by Leeds Council. Parking £3.90 all day. Pay to go into house and farm. House is amazing. Farm is great for kids and big kids. Estate is massive and so beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited our daughter in Leeds and she recommended that we visit this place , very clean and lovely . Gardens and car park are free but you have to pay £4 to enter the house , I strongly recommend it

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

Temple Newsam house and surrounding parkland are beautiful. Ample pay and display available, but if you prefer to park and have a walk it is free further out. There is a bus right to the door from the Leeds city bus station which collects passengers en route. Imagine Henry the VIII's carriage circling the drive and stopping at the entrance.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Brought my family here on Easter Sunday, it was a brilliant day out. We didn't go into the house.However we did go into the farm which was fantastic. We ate in the coffee shop which was just OK, could have been better. Will return, just not to the Coffee shop.

Thank LZR91
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Everything about this place is fabulous. Breathtaking views of the house as you drive up and scenery and views stunning. We explored the House, we did get a guidebook but there are good information cards in all the rooms. There is pretty much access to all the rooms, not as much restriction as you get in some of these places.... More 

Thank Katherine F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Free car park, Free to walk around the lovely well kept park land. Excellent children's playground. Farm has a small charge but the kids love it. Definitely worth a visit! Suitable for all ages and walking the dog.

Thank Diane F
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

We visit often for a relaxing stroll in this huge park with a variety of options for all. House, gardens, parkland, farm , cafe, adventure playground & only 15 minutes drive from home.

Thank PapaYM
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

The grounds are lovely, the walks are a joy, loads for all the family but please, avoid the cafe. The Cappuccino looks like warmed milky mud and the black coffees aren't great. Cake portions are undersize and overpriced. I think the buyer of equipment for the place is on a diet and doesn't drink coffee The parkland however is fab... More 

Thank DaveJDR
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Temple Newsam is a stately home in the east of Leeds, and is owned by Leeds Council. It is set in its own extensive grounds, with gardens and lakes, so it is suitable for both fine and wet days. The interior has many rooms for inspection with different styles of decoration. To assist the visitor a free audio-guide is available.... More 

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