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“great day out”
Review of Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam
Ranked #6 of 173 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.
Reviewed 27 August 2014

3000 acres of public park for the whole family to enjoy, well kept walled garden with plenty of seating to rest if need be. extremely cheap price to enter a large Elizabethan country house consisting of several floors. A lovely café with outside seating area in the courtyard, nice gift shop and farm shop selling lovely icecream. There is a nice farm attraction for small children and an outside play area, all in all fantastic value for the family. well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We live 20 minutes away and this was our first visit here in the six years we have lived in this area. Very reasonably priced, no car park charge so you could walk around the grounds and beautiful walled garden for free, great for picnics and children and dogs. We paid to go into the house and the farm, there was also a great under eights playground within the farm area, and a bee-keeping area too. The house was wonderful inside, although one floor was closed due to an art exhibition being set up. We would definitely go back with friends and family.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Very large area free to park the coffee shop was reasonably priced and lovely food made on premises.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Great place but make sure before you buy tickets for the house from the shop that the house HAS NOT GOT A WEDDING ON I bought full price family ticket got up to the house only to be told there is a wedding on so the whole ground floor closed, 1 wing closed to renovation, we saw a total of 6 rooms for the price of a family ticket. So to be fair was a bit of a rip off why charge full price when most of it closed, and why are the shop assistants in the shop not telling you before you hand over your money !! other than that a nice place lovely gardens.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We do not live near to Temple Newsam, but have visited the sites farm with our granddaughters a number of times over the last few years without realising what other attractions this Leeds City Council run site has to offer. This week my wife and I discovered what a great visitor attraction this is. You must visit the walled garden, a classic of its type, particularly the Victorian style flower displays in the enormous green house. We then saw the remains of a medieval lost village and ancient earthworks, ancient woodlands and parkland on our 6 mile walk around the estate. You must take time to visit the house, easily as impressive as any of the other Stately Homes we have visited and at only £4.50 a real bargain, and free the Historic House members. The art work and furniture are wonderful. We were so impressed that we returned for a second visit when told that we could join a free guided tour of the house cellars at 11am on a Tuesday and Saturday morning. This 1 hour tour was quite outstanding giving the visitor access to parts of a large house not normally seen. In fact this was without doubt the best guided tour we had undertaken and over the years we have visited most of England's Stately homes. Not to be missed.

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