Temple Newsam House
Just outside of Leeds sits Temple Newsam House, one of the most celebrated historic houses in the United Kingdom. Explore 500 years of history set in a magnificent mansion surrounded by 1500 acres of beautiful parkland. This romantic setting offers you a fantastic day out. Previous owners include royalty but today it is owned by Leeds City Council. The woodland estates surrounding this Tudor-Jacobean mansion are open to the public and easily accessible from the city centre.
Enjoying the dayAs you enter the mansion you can begin your fun-filled day. Explore the interior rooms, filled with fine and decorative art treasures and walk into this window to the past. You can wander the historical halls by yourself or join one of the guided tours available, ranging from introductory tours and rooftop tours to a ghostly walk through the building. Temple Newsam House also features its very own home farm, where your children can meet hundreds of child friendly farm animals. There is even a playground for the kids to enjoy while taking a break from petting the free-roaming yard animals.
Built in 1518, Temple Newsam House is a treasure chest of outstanding collections including furniture, ceramics, textiles, silver and wallpaper. You can also take a closer look into how it was used as a family home. The house was once birthplace to Lord Darnley, the notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots. Capturing over 500 years of history, Temple Newsam is an intriguing experience and well worth a visit.
How to get to Temple Newsam HouseMaking your way to the esteemed Temple Newsam House is easy. It is serviced by several public transport links, including buses. A train station is located 1.5 miles away and there is ample parking available across the grounds. Check their visitor’s information page for more info on how to get there as well as opening hours.
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