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Temple Newsam (historically Temple Newsham), (grid reference SE357322) is a Tudor-Jacobean house in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, with grounds landscaped by Capability Brown.
|Tuesday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
One of the best parks in Leeds with playground, tours of temple newsam house (with the tales and sighting of the famous ghost of the white lady, of the house) great interactive farm, woodland and treks. I find the tea rooms and food shop, overly expensive, i paid nearly £5 for a plain cheese sandwich in between 2 slices of bread, this is a reason for me not giving 5 stars, it really lets the whole place down as it feels that because it's a "day trip" place that they know you will pay the prices of you end up parched or hungry on your day out, so i feel a bit taken advantage of, as also i purchased 2 I've lollies for my children and they were nearly double the price of your normal so or super market. As a whole a great place for a family outing, but take your own provisions.
Enjoyed taking my parent's here for the afternoon. Lovely dinner in the cafe- the quiche and scones were nice. Went to the farm and saw adorable baby piglets and lambs. Only issue is it's not very wheelchair friendly due to the cobbles and steep gradients.
Very fine house with an interesting collection of paintings. The park looks particularly spectacular in late spring with the azaleas and rhododendrons and the farm is always worth a visit. There is a reasonable fee to visit the farm and house but if you stick to the park and walled garden (better seen in summer) and park slightly further away from the house, you can have a lovely day out for nothing.
Its a beautiful place in summer. I went to see the Rhododendren display but alas I was too late. Having said that, I have seen them many years ago. Worth more than one viewing. The place itself has an Estate House which I've never been in as yet. The lake is lovely with little bridges across in certain areas. Nature us a wonderful thing. I recommend it
Lovely place to spend the day. The farm is small but great. The playgrounds are fantastic for the kids. A fantastic place for walks! They have Go Ape now too!
This hall is very well maintained and made interesting by an excellent audio tour. The staff are very helpful and friendly. I am amazed at how they have managed to put in such excellent access for wheelchair users without affecting the character of the building. Full marks to them for that. Highly recommend.
Very fine house with an interesting collection of paintings. The park looks particularly spectacular in late spring with the azaleas and rhododendrons and the farm is always worth a visit. There is a reasonable fee to visit the farm and house but if you sgick to the park ad walled garden (better seen in summer) and park slightly further away from the house, you can have a lovely day out for nothing.
The building and grounds are amazing! The fact that the council owns this (and has since the 1920s)is awesome because it means the public get to access the building in a way that wouldn't be possible otherwise. Unfortunately though the council don't seem to care about their jewels. The website for the house is a sub page on the council site that has the address on it and that is it. It made it difficult to find the information I needed before visiting. I almost didn't go as a result but I'm glad I did
We spent a delightful couple of hours exploring the fascinating history of Temple Newsam House. We selected the audio tour which was included at no extra cost and turned out to be excellent in both content and presentation. The history of the house and its inhabitants were set out in just the right amount of detail all the way back to 1500. Highly recommended and excellent value for money.
We visited yesterday had a brilliant day here You need time to look round this large interesting house. The variety of rooms, furnishings and treasures is fascinating.The staff were helpful and friendly and we enjoyed the audio commentary. The park is beautiful and the walk through the gardens was lovely with the rhododendrons and azaleas all in flower. Temple Newsam is well worth visiting. and we hope to return for the cellar tour.
Nice little working farm. Usual farm animals and their little babies. Small outdoor play area too for under 8s. There is also a large play area outside the farm too with ice-cream van and free parking. Lots of woodland to walk through but I haven't been in the house!
Nice place to visit. Very busy on Sunday. Car parks full. A pleasant walk around the ground s.
Brilliant for dog walking and a pleasant walk around the grounds. Ample parking and easy to get to. Cafe is very expensive for what you get so I would advise taking your own food/drink where possible.
We live in York and met with family from West Yorkshire at Temple Newsam. It was a cold grey day but the children loved the playground area. The food and drinks at the cafe were very good - far superior to Lotherton Hall which definitely needs improvement. After lunch we walked around the extensive grounds by the lake and walled garden, which are very impressive. Unlike many other places there is no charge for parking, provided that you use the areas away from the house and there is no charge for walking round the grounds - only the house. It is well worth a visit and we will be returning in the near future.
Love this place in all seasons. We live 18 miles away and try to visit several times a year. There's something for everyone here, from open recreational fields, formal garden, lakeside, the estate house, the rare breed farm, café courtyard, woodland walks and open countryside. It's on a good bus route and with FREE ample parking. It can be a whole day out experience. But equally you could just spend a few hours walking around the estate or visiting the properties like the museum or farm which charge a fee for entry. Best entrance for us with a car is not to follow the main signs on Selby Road but to use a side road at a set of traffic lights, called Colton Road, a narrow road which goes straight to a part rubble part tarmac car park inside the estate entrance to the left, there is a small car park on the right through the entrance too. We've brought our kids and the dog here for years and now they've grown up and we still come. But we come now after finding out recently, we have ancestral links to the estate itself by its first owner. So we have more reason to visit, I suppose. Even so, it's still lovely jewel.
Gorgeous house and grounds. The farm was interesting and my kids loved the animals. Really good day out for the family.
We've been many times to Temple Newsam, as we live in the proximity. No disappointment until last November. Last visit, when we took our friends to see the house, was more than disappointing - a con. The lady who showed us around could hardly be convinced to switch on the lights in few rooms. She was talking about walls, tapestries, carpets, etc in the dark, when we couldn't see anything! More than absurd! I was thinking of a formal complaint, but I haven't got the time for this. I think is more than unfair to pay for a ticket and to be treated like this. Either the house is closed - full stop - or opened and people allowed to have an adequate visit.
Lovely family day out. The farm is fab, and the house is full of interesting paintings and nicnacs. The free audio tour helps keep the smalls interested. Decent cafe, but in good weather take a picnic and make the most of the huge park!
Resplendent country house close to centre of Leeds. Fantastic out-door space including a little farm - awesome in spring when the piglets are running around. House is beautiful, if you enjoy looking round old houses then you will enjoy this one.