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 in a magnificent stately home surrounded by 1500 acres of beautiful parkland. This romantic setting offers a fantastic day out. Previous owners have included royalty, but today it is owned by Leeds City Council. The woodland estates surrounding this Tudor-Jacobean mansion are open to the public, and easy to reach from Leeds city centre.
Enjoying the dayInside the stately home, you can explore the interior rooms, filled with fine and decorative art treasures. Wander the historic halls by yourself or join one of the guided tours available, ranging from introductory tours and rooftop visits to a ghost walk through the building. Temple Newsam House also has its very own home farm, where your children can meet hundreds of child-friendly farm animals. There’s even a playground for the kids to enjoy while taking a break from petting the free-roaming animals in the yard.
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 is the birthplace of Lord Darnley, the notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots.
How to get to Temple Newsam HouseMaking your way to the esteemed Temple Newsam House is simple. It is serviced by several public transport links, including buses. A train station is located less than 3 kilometres away, and you’ll find ample parking across the grounds.
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