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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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Such a beautiful house

Visiting Leeds for a few days I was told to give Temple Newsam a visit, what a beautiful place to go, the grounds are amazing and had a walk round the house, what a great day out... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting Leeds for a few days I was told to give Temple Newsam a visit, what a beautiful place to go, the grounds are amazing and had a walk round the house, what a great day out, would highly recommend it

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Templenewsam has it all for long or short visit. Lots of parking but also can be reached by bus route from Leeds City Centre. Has late Tudor house with silver, Chippendale and Leeds pottery collections good place for rainy day right next to one of the carp arks, disabled parking in front of house. Home farm with rare breed animals... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited the house and farm, the house is quite impressive although every time we walked into a room, the guide walked out of the other door to avoid talking to us! One of them even starting hovering whilst we were in there at 12.30, nobody else's in there at the time? The rooms are great but the interpretation leaves a... More 

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Thank casbrown
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

There's something for everyone at Temple Newsam- whether you want to go for a walk, a picnic, visit the farm with the kids or get cultural visiting the fascinating museum and gallery in the house. Capability Brown designed landscape - and don't forget to visit the pineapple houses and kitchen garden. Just gorgeous.

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Thank Aspidistra12
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I'm involved in a local golden days( over 50's ) discussion group and we had a visit last year from a staff member discussing the role of this fine house during the first world war. We thus took up the offer of a private tour this year and I'm so glad we did. This is an important house historically and... More 

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Thank Mike W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love Templenewsam especially the farm. We go a lot with our two grandchildren and we have even taken our Beaver Scouts there. There are parks with swings and slides lots of fields to run and flowers and the house to look at. You have to pay to go in the farm and house but its not expensive and the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I live approx 4 miles from temple newsam and go often for walks and picnics. beautiful grounds and woodland. they often have events on too so check out their calendar.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great afternoon out which can be cheap and cheerful if you don't go in the house. Great parks for kids. The farm is fantastic and the walks endless. The house is also well worth a look especially when you go on the free tour (after paying for entry) as you get to explore the hidden parts too.

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Thank Jo H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

When to visit Templenewsam, like a blast from the past, used to visit as a kid when it was managed by Leeds council now part of the HHA. Well worth the visit the house has fine furniture and art work to see and a walk round the farm just the thing for the kids to get close contact with the... More 

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Thanks for your lovely review Barry - the House and Estate is still proudly managed by Leeds City Council! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Went to Temple Newsam with my parents. It was a Heritage day so we got into the house for free. We also got to watch the grand clock ring which is only done once a day (2pm) due to its value! The farm was as you would expect from a farm; nothing special, but fun all the same. Coffee shop... More 

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