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“amazing house”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam
Ranked #3 of 148 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.
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“amazing house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Very interesting house to visit, loved the home farm as well. Parking was pricey, park on the road for free on the run up to the house, not a big walk. The staff were friendly and enthusiastic

Visited December 2013
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Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating stuff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Needs more than one visit to get the most out of this historic house. The story of the development of the various phases of its history are all very interesting. The free audio description could do with updating. It's helpful but occasionally refers to things that are no longer there. On the first floor the direction of the visit has been reversed from that on the audio description which is a little confusing, and there's at least one item that directly contradicts the info on display, but there's plenty to keep adults interested. There is a children's audio tour too but we didn't have any children with us to try that one out.

Visited January 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Lots to do”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We took our grandchildren to the farm and it was wonderful to see the animals. If they had been older it would have been an excellent educational experience as well. We loved learning about the old breeds and the old ways of farming. Our little one loved the tractor which sounded as if she was driving it. The animals looked content and clean.

Visited December 2013
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Yorkshire, England
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“Rude, boring and inflexible!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Leeds City Council's short sightedness with this amazing building is incredible in this day and age. The staff are rude and elitist and seem to think they're doing you a favour whilst your paying for their inflated pensions! Disgraceful.

Visited March 2013
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“Great place for kids.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Great for walks, picnics and all outdoor activities. The house itself is very interesting and there is plenty to look at. The house has a little cafe in the courtyard which serves tea and coffee with a selection of locally produced cakes etc. The animal farm is great for the little ones and there are plenty of animals for the kids to pet. I would recommend Temple Newsam to everyone.

Visited July 2013
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