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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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Beautiful venue and delicious cake

We cycled here from wakefield and I thought the grounds were beautiful. Entry to the grounds is free and the parts that we saw were maintained to a high standard with easy access... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We cycled here from wakefield and I thought the grounds were beautiful. Entry to the grounds is free and the parts that we saw were maintained to a high standard with easy access for cyclists. We had tea and cake in the courtyard which was lovely( but the price for an average sized slice of cake was excessive at £3;95)... More 

Thank Paualijesion2014
Leeds, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The grounds are extensive and provide plenty of space for whatever you want to do - stroll, run, walk, picnic or just sit and enjoy the stunning rhododenrons etc. Accessible to all with parking for disabled as well as lots of parking near childrens playgrounds or other areas. Cafes, farm and animals, historic house, parkland - what more could you... More 

Thank Hazel E
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice place to walk the dog and enjoy the home farm + extensive space this place has to offer.

Thank Tom A
Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The grounds are a delight to wander around from the Victorian greenhouses and walled garden, the lakes, woods, animal farm children's play areas to the historic house. The highlight in May is the spectacular rhododendron walk, masses of colour and blooms. The cafe and shop offer a welcome pit stop and there are excellent facilities for disabled. Toilets are positioned... More 

Thank jazza55
Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even on a drizzly day my friends and I had lovely walk in gardens and ended up in glasshouse cafe area with our furry friends- better than some Leeds parks I won't name-ok, golden acres- who make us poor dog people sit outside despite having a super cafe and conservatory, AND we are their largest customer base! I digress- as... More 

Thank Carrielyn26
Leeds, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

visit today and the gardens was in full bloom the farm was busy and the lakes had plenty of wild live in them. took a stroll down the woods and around the lake

Thank Steven C
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a child I visited this park regularly so have fond memories. Living away I had not been for some time so recently returned. I was not disappointed, it really is a lovely park in extensive grounds, well kept and plenty of walks and wildlife. The only downside, hence not top marks is the cost of the parking and I... More 

Thank Steve W
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a great three hours looking around this lovely building today. Cost of entry £6 each and very worthwhile great value for the house with its many different rooms steeped in history. Lots of furniture and ceramics. Highly recommended

1 Thank thepassmanYork
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

went with my mom, big sister and 3 years old niece. my sister and nieces go all the time and invited us to come and see! easy to find and well posted. we went to the farm it wasn't very busy as it was raining which was great as we could see everything properly! lovely and helpful staff, plenty of... More 

1 Thank mikad033
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the house and farmyard, and cafe with friend. The farmyard includes sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, chickens, geese and turkeys in a safe environment for the animals and people of all ages. The farmyard includes facilities for washing hands after petting the animals. I came across a goat and a ewe that enjoyed being scratched behind their ears. The house,... More 

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