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Temple Newsam House

Uncover 500 years of history at this magnificent Tudor-Jacobean country mansion that looks out upon a scenic estate and is filled with artifacts and decorative arts.

Be transported to the days of the Tudors at the stunning Temple Newsam House. This heritage house has been restored to its former grandeur and displays the fascinating array of artifacts and period furnishings that once decorated the rooms of royals and nobles. The mansion is best known as the birthplace of Lord Darnley, the infamous husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.

The stately mansion was built between 1500 and 1520 and features a selection of rooms that are dedicated to the authentic display of period interiors. Temple Newsam House is one of the sites of the Leeds Museums and Galleries and has a significant holding of fine and decorative art. Stroll through the lavishly decorated bedrooms and sitting rooms, taking in the magnificent treasures and artworks. Some of the rooms trace the histories and personal lives of the mansion’s former inhabitants, which include various earls, countesses, dukes and viscounts. Temporary exhibitions are also regularly held in the mansion’s rooms.

Stroll out into the estate to enjoy the beautifully manicured gardens. Check out the pretty rhododendron walk and six plant collections of national significance. Visit the Home Farm, which has a fascinating collection of rare breeds housed within a 17th-century barn. You can see rare breeds of cattle, sheep and goats here.

The grassy areas in front of the house are regularly used for special events. You might catch the Party in the Park and Opera in the Park concerts or see open-air theater performances and charity fun runs. The fields to the north of the Home Farm host agricultural events and dog shows.

The surrounding estate is mostly made up of woodland. Explore the pretty woods and find the estate’s sporting facilities, including a football pitch, a golf course and cycle paths. Children will love the Temple Newsam House estate’s playground. There is a café serving refreshments and snacks at the mansion.

Temple Newsam House is situated to the east of Leeds. Parking is available on-site. Alternatively, catch the train from the city to Cross Gates and walk just under 2 miles (3 kilometers) to the estate. There is an admission fee to visit the house and farm.


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Ramada by Wyndham Leeds East

Skelton Lake Services, Leeds, England
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Leeds, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Temple Newsam House and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Thwaite Mills. First Direct Arena and University of Leeds are also within 6 miles (10 km).

    Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa £79
    Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa

    Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa

    1150 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Leeds, this spa hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Temple Newsam House, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Thackray Medical Museum and Royal Armouries. Leeds Grand Theatre and Leeds City Square are also within 9 mi (15 km). Cross Gates Station is 25 minutes by foot.

      Dakota Leeds £87
      Dakota Leeds

      Dakota Leeds

      8 Russell Street, Leeds, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Leeds City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Leeds City Square, O2 Academy Leeds and Leeds General Infirmary. First Direct Arena and Leeds Grand Theatre are also within 15 minutes. Leeds Station is only a 5-minute walk.

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        Sutton Mews - Flat4day Vacation Rental

        29 Sutton Approach, Leeds LS14 6UL, Leeds, ENG
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Leeds, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Temple Newsam House, First Direct Arena and St James's University Hospital. Leeds Grand Theatre and Royal Armouries are also within 3 miles (5 km). Cross Gates Station is 24 minutes by foot.

          Oulton Hall £72
          Oulton Hall

          Oulton Hall

          Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Thwaite Mills, Royal Armouries and Temple Newsam House. Townclose Hills Local Nature Reserve and Middleton Park are also within 6 miles (10 km). Woodlesford Station is 23 minutes by foot.

            Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth £38
            Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth

            Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth

            Wakefield Road, Garforth, Leeds, England
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Leeds hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Townclose Hills Local Nature Reserve and Temple Newsam House. Fairburn Ings and Leeds Golf Club are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              Bridge Farm Hotel £70
              Bridge Farm Hotel

              Bridge Farm Hotel

              Wakefield Road, Swillington, Leeds, England
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated on the riverfront, this guesthouse is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Temple Newsam House and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Townclose Hills Local Nature Reserve. Thwaite Mills and Middleton Railway are also within 6 miles (10 km). Woodlesford Station is 10 minutes by foot.

                Rhemoy House
                Rhemoy House

                Rhemoy House

                7 Oakham Garth, Leeds, England
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Leeds, this residence is within 3 miles (5 km) of Leeds Dock, First Direct Arena and University of Leeds. St James's University Hospital and Royal Armouries are also within 3 miles (5 km).