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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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A great house with national-quality art collections

The first thing to say is that google maps sent us to a back gate which is closed. If visiting, it is therefore best to go with old-fashioned maps and directional signs, which... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The first thing to say is that google maps sent us to a back gate which is closed. If visiting, it is therefore best to go with old-fashioned maps and directional signs, which worked out in the end. The original house was built between 1500 and 1520 as a Tudor country house. It had a complicated ownership during the sixteenth... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This place just gets better. Temple Newsam is a wonderful building and there are so many treasures to see and admire. This was the first time we'd been since the new audio guides were available and I can thoroughly recommend this way of doing the house tour. The commentary is really helpful and given by one of the servants. Leeds... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

A friend & I had a good walk around the grounds taking in the very well kept gardens & small farm area finishing our walk with refreshments in the courtyard cafe all in all a really lovely afternoons activity.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We called at Temple Newsam for an afternoon walk after taking my father out for a birthday lunch. I walk with crutches but was able to borrow a power chair from Reception in the courtyard area having found blue badge parking just outside. We had a lively stroll (or in my case ride) down to the lake and then back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Love this place. I live in walking distance ad it's just great for dog walking, summer picnic's, running and taking in the historical house and beautiful grounds and lakes. You should pay a visit you might be pleasantly surprised.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Temple newsam is great to have a local walk in the woods, with plenty of exploring to done if you take the kids, plenty of wildlife around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I visited here with my two young sons and they loved it, being so close to the farm animals and stroking the donkeys big thumps up. Had lunch in the cafe abit on the pricey side but nice food, I would recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We visited the farm and gardens with family. The farm has nice collection of traditional farm breeds, different poultry, pigs, cows, donkeys, pigs, goats and sheep. The farm buildings are picturesque and it's nice to have a wonder around at your own pace and have a peek at what the farming used to be like in the old days. Animals... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I went to visit the museum with a friend on a weekday. The place is connected with bus 19 to city centre, and although it does not stop in front of it, is just a short walk distance. The whole environment surrounding Temple is delightful, the lake, the vast extensions of green grass and the beautiful bloomed flours make this... More 

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TempleNewsamHouse, General Manager at Temple Newsam, responded to this review

Dear Victor - thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. Come and see us again soon. More 

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I love Temple Newsam with the family. We always take the dog and go for walks around when it's sunny. There is a park near the car park and usually an ice cream van which is nice. We have never been up to the house to see the animals but we walk through 2 pens into the park itself. Very... More 

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