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Temple Newsam

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Address: Temple Newsam Park | Off Selby Road, Leeds LS15 0AE, England
Phone Number: +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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The house was full of interesting artifacts and history -- well worth the visit.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fisherviille
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place I have been coming to pretty much all my life, and the same for my husband too. Apparently as kiddies we both ventured in the grounds and explored. I liked to feed the ducks and go around the gardens with my Grandad, hubby liked to explore with his brother and mum, and cycle on his chopper.... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This FREE attraction is beautiful. There are plenty of areas to explore...a beautiful lake, spectacular rhododendrons in the spring and a lovely relaxing rose garden with benches to sit and reflect on the good things in life. They have an orangery at the top of the rose garden which has some outstanding plants in it. There is also a large... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Temple newsam is a great place for the young and old, lovely peaceful walks around the grounds or a trip around the old farm seeing how things where done on the farm in the past or you can take a tour round Temple newsam house and look at the lovely decor of the past and the art work's. Kids park... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a shame that the house for closed for redevelopment but the farm was open with its machinery and animals including chickens and turkeys. The cafe and gift shops are open too.

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Thank Ethan E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our friends to visit Temple Newsam, we parked the car and made our way to the mobility entrance. We knocked and after a while a lady came and asked if she could help. We said we had come to look around the house, she then asked if we had an appointment, no, she said it was closed. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aside from the stately home the grounds are great for the kids to run around with a very good play area and lots of grassy areas for football etc. Picnics are very popular on sunny days. The farm is worth a look around and the cafe very good for lunch/snacks or just a quick cuppa.

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Thank Ghfsh
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last visited about 16 years ago so took friends a couple of weeks ago not expecting much but wow, what a difference it is magnificent now I would say it rivals Hampton Court. Apparently it was closed for complete refurbishment some years ago and now it is so interesting , brilliant guides around if you need them and so knowledgeable... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids love this place , loads of great walks to do , and the farm is really good , and the house is great too.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nic place to have a walk around the grounds and woodland there is a working farm attatched to it where you can see the animals

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