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“Fantastic ”
Review of Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam
Ranked #6 of 202 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 28 June 2018 via mobile

Was a great little day out. The estate is huge. Started off at the gift shop, paid our £9.50 enterance fee and off we went. The house is amazing, so much to see. A bonus hearing the clock being played.
Then off to the farm, this section is a must see. Apart from animals, there are a few little buildings to pop into, stonemason, laundry etc.
Then off to find the walled garden and temple. I am a fan of Capability Brown and loved the landscape. Nice ponds.
The only downside and the only reason for my four star is the signage needs an overhaul. There are not many signs pointing to the where the walled gardens are or the little temple
On site parking, pay and display, blue badge holders are free. Cafe, gift shops and toilets are on site.
Great little day out.

Thank scouse_mouse_2000uk
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Great location for a small festival. Acoustics are great as the music is performed in a natural bowl so sound is brilliant and stage easily viewed.
The downside for me was the price of the drinks. Own alcohol is not allowed and there is a £5 returnable deposit on bottles. I felt £20 for very average red wine and £25 for Prosecco was a little steep. That said would go again as had a great time and bonus was lots of toilets !!

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Beautiful surroundings and short distance from city centre. A real gem and easily accessible with public transport.

Thank James K
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Visited here on recommendation for our grandson to enjoy the farmyard. Whilst it was lovely to see some animals close up and a delightful set of young piglets running around the farm yard we were a little disappointed with the variety on show. As a first time visitor here we found the signage very poor and it was difficult to get our bearings. Feel a bit of investment is needed to enhance customer experience. The large green expanse around the house etcetera looks good for a family day out, picnic and walk around the grounds however given the age of our grandson we didn’t do this on this trip.

1  Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

A good place to have a walk, or a picnic if the weather is good with the family, partner or friends. The animal petting zoo is popular with the kids but you have to pay for that. There is a good playground for the children too , a pleasant place to spend a few hours outdoors. In season the rhododendrons are spectacular.

Thank Susan C
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