Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam, Leeds: Hours, Address, Temple Newsam Reviews: 4.5/5

Temple Newsam
4.5
Historic Sites • Parks
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Linda Grsy
Leeds, UK5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Stunning house with sumptuous furnishings, paintings and history brought to life by brilliant guides, Tyler deserves a special mention! Ghost stories, a musical clock , possibly owned by Marie Antoinette, the rise and fall of those who lived here..all imaginatively relayed in an intimate ad hoc tour. Unhurried time to explore the treasures, lots for children too, bringing the past into their here and now.
Walled garden exceptional ..extensive borders and glasshouse for retreat.
Loved it!
Written 24 June 2022
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Gareth H
Stafford, UK46 contributions
Jun 2022
We visited Temple Newsam Haouse today on spec. after visiting another venue near by and are glad we did. The House and grounds, run by Leeds Council is really excellent, with many intersting items & architecture to view in the many spaces, over 3 floors of the House, which are open to visitors. The staff were friendly, informative & helpful.
A slight niggle would be that the signage at the entrance to the House, particularly to the Car Park, needs to be a bit clearer.
Apart from this, if you are in the area this House is well worth a visit.
Written 22 June 2022
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Kelly D
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We visited the mansion spontaneously knowing nothing about the history. The staff were all very knowledgeable about the house and it's previous inhabitants, which made the journey around the house much more enjoyable.
Huge thank you to Tyler for taking the time to give us a thorough crash course in the history at the start of our visit - an absolute credit to the team who has a visible love for what he does.
Written 21 May 2022
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SelbyTraveller
Selby, UK27 contributions
Apr 2022
Temple Newsam grounds are vast and beautiful. You can arrive here and take in the beautiful grounds, walk around and have a picnic or you can pay to go see the animals at Home Farm and have lunch at the cafe.
Home Farm isn't what I remember is as a kid. There used to be so much more animals walking around that you could interact with but I guess with Health and Safety, things are different. There's not much point in walking the tarmac path around the park as there doesn't seem to be any animals there anymore which is a shame.
Written 16 May 2022
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Rosalie H
2 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Worth a visit just to see the spectacular Rhododendrons & Azaleas full bloom in various colours.
Thanks to Melvin .. tour guide in the house. Very friendly & helpful 👍
Written 15 May 2022
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Harold Wilson 83
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
This place feels unloved. It’s shabby and the toilets are grim.
The grounds are nice but so are fields and countryside.
The parking cost seems excessive .
Written 4 May 2022
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PabloMorley
Leeds, UK797 contributions
Mar 2022
Hundreds of acres of open and garden land with a family oriented farm/zoo...but very pricey entry to these at £8 to go in the house, £4.30 to go into the farm, or £11.05 for a combined ticket. Coupled with the overpriced official car park it's an expensive 2-3 hours!
Written 2 May 2022
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julia c
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Apr 2022 • Family
Stunning grounds, lots of open spaces, lakes gardens, play areas go ape in the trees, certainly plenty to do , or relax in the grounds , there really is lots of space, would definitely take a picnic next Time, plenty of outdoor seating, for cafe , sadly long queues, but the food came pretty quickly although not worth the money paid, panini £7-75 .we wanted breakfast and we were in the queue at 11,30 but it was 2 minutes to 12 by the time we were served and they had stopped the breakfast, the coffee was nice , there is a little shop that does icecream and drinks which would have been better if this had been suggested for people just wanting drinks from the main coffee shop , wouldn't eat there again,
Written 24 April 2022
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Ivor R
Hessle, UK175 contributions
Apr 2022
More direction signs on approaching roundabouts, otherwise a total delight, what with a fascinating historical interior, a wonderful courtyard café with very friendly staff, excellent clean toilets, beautifully grassed rolling hills, and a very comprehensive working farm. Also look out for friendly wild rabbits and even a large hare.
Altogether a highly recommended experience for the whole family!
Written 21 April 2022
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garlic_prawn86
Edinburgh, UK78 contributions
Mar 2022
A friend took my husband and I here on Saturday for a day out during our visit, and we had a fab time!

The weather was lovely, and the grounds were spacious and well tended - a really great park for families on a spring/summers day. There's lawns to lie on, walks under trees, a working farm etc. so a variety of things to do!

We also did a tour of the house, which was excellent. Lots to see, and read, as you went through - and knowledgeable tour guides on hand for any extra questions! (special mention to the nice chap who noted on entrance that i was heavily pregnant and made sure I knew how to get to the toilets!)

Cafe was nice too, we had a refresher drink in the courtyard after our car journey up. The price for entry was also insanely reasonable, a fraction of what you can wind up paying at equivalent National Trust properties. That was a nice surprise. As was the option for free (slightly further a field) parking if you wanted it.

The only thing preventing me giving this place 5 out of 5 is that i think the council need to do more to bring people in / increase revenue. The house for sure could do with more money to help continue restoration - and i think advertising / events made more prominently visible around Leeds could help.

Additionally, improved public transport could help make it more accessible to those without cars?

Over all, as people who love a historic day out, Temple Newsam was a big hit with us. Would recommend to anyone.
Written 28 March 2022
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