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“Thanks Leeds City Council”
Review of Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam
Ranked #3 of 157 things to do in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Thanks Leeds City Council”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We often go to Temple Newsam Park for a walk or to walk our dog - a dog walkers paradise. We have visited the House on several occasions and find it's history fascinating.
I would just like to say a big thank you to Leeds City Council - not many citizens have such a facility on their doorstep, with such fantastic grounds, farm, lake, picnic area, adventure playground and events going on. Brilliant

Visited March 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
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“Should be better known”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Leeds art gallery keeps its pre-nineteenth century art collection here. It's a grand Jacobean house, and the grounds are magnificent. Many more celebrated houses are not nearly as good. Treat yourself to a visit, and allow a whole day.

Visited December 2012
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lovely Home and Park”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

I enjoyed the audio tour of this house it was very informative. The house is beautiful and worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
Thank Chilli09
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
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“A grand day out!!”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We took our 1 year old grandson to Temple Newsam to visit the farm. He really enjoyed looking at all the animals and both playgrounds. The tractors and diggers also were well received, although he was a bit small for some of them he still insisted on trying them. We spend some time sitting on the grass and wished we had taken a picnic, although the food from the cafe was excellent. We also went on one of the walks, with the little one in his backpack!!!

Visited May 2012
1 Thank Christine K
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A fun day out”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Had a great day out with the boys,kick about on the fields,throwing leaves at each other and a nice walk,there is also a playground there.There is also a little farm there.

Visited October 2012
Thank JOHN R
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