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Harewood House

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Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG, England
+44 113 218 1010
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Victorian christmas? 1 tree with lights!

I have been to hardwood house in the summer and the grounds are lovely and can spend a few hours... read more

Reviewed yesterday
421steve421
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Victorian christmas

I saw that the house would be dressed for Christmas so thought would be a nice afternoon out for me... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joanne H
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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From the moment you arrive, Harewood captures your imagination and feeds your curiosity. It's a place filled with art, culture and heritage which continues to develop and thrive today. One of the Treasure Houses of England, the historic Georgian property sits within "Capability" Brown designed landscape with remarkable views from the award winning Terraces. Come inside and you'll be blown away by rare Chippendale furniture and jaw-dropping interior designs in the State Rooms. Make sure you leave time to explore the well-trodden corridors of Below Stairs. A place where young kitchen hands can get hands on with history, dress up and discover life a servant or you can enjoy a changing programme of contemporary art exhibitions in the Terrace Gallery. With bags of space to run around, a massive adventure playground, penguins, flamingos and parrots there's no shortage of adventure for kids of all ages
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Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been to hardwood house in the summer and the grounds are lovely and can spend a few hours here walking around. HOWEVER we went for a Victorian Christmas.£16 per person and we were in and out of the grounds within 80 minutes. The...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I saw that the house would be dressed for Christmas so thought would be a nice afternoon out for me and my mum , I booked over the Internet at £16 a ticket . Having never been to the house before I was impressed at...More

1  Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived on the first weekend that it was open for the "Christmas Theme". Having pre-booked beforehand we thought that we would be able to drive straight through avoiding people paying but no we had to wait in a normal queue and this took 20...More

Thank KAYBOX
HarewoodHouse, Marketing Manager at Harewood House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi KAYBOX, Thanks for your comments. We always hope our visitors feel they get value for money from their visit and are sorry to hear this wasn't the case in this instance. Our ticket prices are bench-marked against other similar attractions and along with access...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the Victorian Christmas at Harewood. The house was decorated as it would have been in Victorian times. The pictures, artefacts and architecture are magnificent. The terrace has stunning views over the lake. It is well worth worth walking round the gardens. For...More

Thank RDS61
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit started in the café. It was a pity that there were no cheese scones or crumpets. The visit to the Bird Garden was good though some of the birds were not on show due to the cold weather. The penguins were active and...More

Thank Kenneth P
HarewoodHouse, Manager at Harewood House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kenneth P, Many thanks for your review, we're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit and it's great to hear you took advantage of everything we have on offer over the festive period. The cookery demonstrations in the Old Kitchen are always...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a somewhat belated review but prompted by a friends visit recently who had a similar experience. I went with family about two months ago. The house is quite interesting. We did not really look at the gardens so I am not going to...More

1  Thank Tessa M
HarewoodHouse, General Manager at Harewood House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Tessa M, Many thanks for your review, Were glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the House. Sorry to hear of your experience in the The Courtyard Cafe. The cafe serves a selection of cakes and sandwiches, soups and hot options, the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE especially came here to see the house decorated for Christmas.... and we were not disappointed.. WAlked into the main hall to be greeted by a lovely decorated tree... each room downstairs is decorated to a tasteful theme, with Christmas trees, toys, dolls houses, decoratons...More

1  Thank alisdair t
HarewoodHouse, Marketing Manager at Harewood House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi alisdair t, Many thanks for your review, we're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit and it's great to hear you took advantage of everything we have on offer over the festive period. At this time of the year, as you'd expect,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Deeply disappointed. Having been a few years ago and the experience being wonderful I decided to return. It was a let down. We paid for the santa experience over the phone and was informed that we needed a garden entry on the day. This didn't...More

1  Thank theeternal0ptimist
HarewoodHouse, Marketing Manager at Harewood House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi theeternal0ptimist, Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with aspects of your recent visit. This festive season, we have one ticket type available which includes access to the House and grounds including Gardens, Bird Garden, Farm Experience and Church....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Harewood on a beautiful sunny afternoon in December. The walks around the gardens were amazing and the visit to the House was lovely. The rooms are decked out beautifully and below stairs was really interesting. The staff made a real effort to engage....More

Thank sandra s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having recently visited Castle Howard we were expecting another beautifully decorated stately home. Harewood was very underwhelming in comparison and definitely not worth £16 each. Only part of the house usually open to the public was actually open so you would expect the admission price...More

Thank sarahL8695PF
HarewoodHouse, Marketing Manager at Harewood House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi sarahL8695PF, Thanks for your comments. This festive season, the State Rooms and Kitchens in the House have been dressed by the set-designer from ITV's 'Victoria' series, and alongside authentic Victorian toys from the Ilkley Toy Museum, have been designed to reflect how homes would...More

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Anniec16
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Response from Linda O | Reviewed this property |
Showed my phone they only needed the reference number
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Sheila521
15 April 2017|
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Response from planesailing54 | Reviewed this property |
I visited yesterday and agree that when the birds die they should not be replaced and the bird garden should be done away with. I am not saying the birds are neglected but the area they live in certainly is. The bird garden... More
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Stacey_lou13
9 April 2017|
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Response from Whitehonest | Reviewed this property |
Well difficult question....as long as you want really. Could do it in a couple of hours at a fast pace or spend all day if you were leisurely looking around.
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