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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
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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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Private Group Tour of Temple Newsam

Mehdi was our tour guide and the tour was excellent. He was genuinely interested in the house, its contents and it's history to the point it was infectious. The George Pyke Clock... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mehdi was our tour guide and the tour was excellent. He was genuinely interested in the house, its contents and it's history to the point it was infectious. The George Pyke Clock was an automaton that played music and was the highlight of my husbands visit. He could not stop talking about it and the concealed barrel organ. I loved... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here with the family and had a great time walking round the gardens. Great for kids as there is a good play area and animals.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with friends who live a 15-min walk away. I've been wanting to come here for ages as I love Tudor architecture and had seen pictures of the exterior of the house before. We walked from Colton along a local footpath (sorry can't give you any more details!) and entered the estate at the point where there is the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit on a sunny day. There is a petting area which the children love. Beautiful ares to walk around and have a picnic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely parks and walks, great cafe with a country atmosphere. Staff are friendly. Great running terrain..

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would really recommend going to visit Temple Newsam grounds and house. There is so much history in the house itself and the grounds are beautiful to walk around with a stunning view. You can really stand and take in the fresh Yorkshire air! I wouldn't however recommend the tea rooms as they are shockingly poor at service and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great time took the kids and dogs had rather a muddy walk ,but walking round the lake was lovely a picnic out of the back of the car was enjoyed by everyone. And all went home tired. Will be visiting again next time we will Visit the farm.The house looks very grand from the outside but not for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Lovely walks, great history, farm is a great trip with kids, playgrounds are fab, some free parking for those in the know, acres of space

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here in the summer for a date. Absolutely gorgeous day, wonderful setting & beauitful scenes. Would definately recommend if you find yourself in the area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We went here with my wife, married children and granddaughter and had a great visit. My married children and granddaughter didn't go inside. There is a very nice playground, a farm, and many walks for them. In the house we found that the audio tour was excellent. It gave us (Canadians) a glimpse of what life was like for the... More 

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