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“Great place for kids.”
Review of Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam
Ranked #3 of 155 things to do in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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29 reviews
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“Great place for kids.”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Great for walks, picnics and all outdoor activities. The house itself is very interesting and there is plenty to look at. The house has a little cafe in the courtyard which serves tea and coffee with a selection of locally produced cakes etc. The animal farm is great for the little ones and there are plenty of animals for the kids to pet. I would recommend Temple Newsam to everyone.

Visited July 2013
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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“Go and see the Rembrandts”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

A treat in store for anybody who enjoys seeing rare artworks; a room full of tiny etchings created by Rembrandt almost 400 years ago.
It was fantastic to see the collection and magnifying glasses were available to use in the room to ensure you could see all the details.
The rest of the house had lots of artworks too, but we went solely to see these prints and I was not disappointed.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“lovely day out”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

This makes a nice day out with the house a small animal farm and nice cafe. Lots of space in a lovely setting perfect for families. The house is wonderful and worth a visit with an interesting history. The cafe is a bit over priced but can be forgiven because the quality and portion sizes are good. There is lots of room to park which is free. Makes a nice break from the city.

Visited November 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Family friendly day out”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Traffic free park with various carparking areas,with childrens playground, small animal farm and stately home to look around, the farm and home have an entry fee but both are excellent value.There is a courtyard café and shop with tourist information etc.The lake and flower gardens are well worth a look and the large grounds provide lots of various walks and are dog friendly.

Visited February 2013
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“The cheapest way to spend a surprise afternoon”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Just by a chance conversation with a friend of mine, who is a bit `arty`, she mentioned she was intending to go to visit this place. I had never heard of it. My guy, who was very involved with the regeneration of Leeds - had never heard of it ! Shame ! Grudgingly, he came along with me on a cold autumn day, and 3 hours later, was astounded that he had never been, never heard of it, and, by comparison to Chatsworth, which is on our doorstep, was also amazed how CHEAP it was. £3.00 and an audio guide which is absolutely fascinating. This house which has actually BEEN a home, to Lord Darnley, no less, husband of Mary Queen of Scots, and not some rusting old museum, gives a genuine insight into the fortunes and MIS fortunes over the centuries, all of which is relayed by descendants of the actual owners. A surprise not to miss even if you are not in the area.

Visited November 2013
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