Harewood House was built in the 18th century and is well-known for its exhibitions and collections, along with it's fine gardens and leisure facilities. Find out what visitors can enjoy in the house and grounds and how to make the most of your visit here and to the local area.
Useful Information For Your Visit To Harewood House
Plan your visit to this Yorkshire attraction with helpful tips and an overview of what to expect from your visit. There's a variety of facilities and events to enjoy and easy access from the local area.
Getting To Harewood House
The house and grounds are located in Harewood, near Leeds in West Yorkshire and are 12km from the M1, and 11km from Harrogate. If you want to travel the 'green' way the No 36 or No 923 routes run to Harewood Village. On arrival you can phone for a free shuttle up the driveway to the house.
An all in one option which allows you to explore the house, over 100 acres of gardens, meet pygmy goats and alpacas in the farm and see penguins, parrots, owls and penguins in the bird garden.
Events At Harewood House
Just to make things even interesting Harewood has a yearly event programme, including daily penguin feeding and talks, open air cinema, concerts and giant lawn games. There's something to entertain all ages.
Facilities At Harewood
Stop to eat at a choice of cafes and watch your children in the exciting adventure playground. Disabled access is catered for in many areas of the house and grounds and wheelchairs or staff assistance is available.
Best Things To Do Near Harewood House
There is so much to do near Harewood House that you may want to stay awhile and explore not just the house and gardens, but the local area to. There's a variety of hotels near Harewood House in Harrogate, Headingly and Leeds and some great attractions to visit as well.
Roundhay Park, Leeds
One of the largest parks in Europe, with events and sights to match. Walking trails, sports facilities,concerts and the Tropical World animal attraction are just some of its highlights.
Meanwood Valley Trail
One for all the hikers this 11km route runs from the statue on Woodhouse Moor to Golden Acre Park, where it joins with Leeds Country Way. Look out for information boards about the local wildlife.
Mother Shipton's Cave
An old and magical attraction in Knaresborough, which includes a petrifying well. Visitors are fascinated by the story of Mother Shipton and how the well turns items into stone. There are also some scenic picnic spots, an adventure play area and museum to enjoy with your family.
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