Temple Newsam House is one of Yorkshire's most visited buildings. It's located to the east of the city centre, with easy access from the motorway network. There's lots to see and do both inside the house and in the grounds and these top tips should make your visit go without a hitch.
Temple Newsam House is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.30am to 5pm. Last admission is 45 minutes before closing time. The estate farm is also open on Monday during school holidays and the tea rooms are open daily.
There are three main aspects to a Temple Newsam visit: the House, the grounds and the farm. Inside the house, admire the art collection or take a tour to learn about the history of the estate and the people who lived there. Go to the farm to meet the animals and see displays of traditional crafts during holiday periods. In the grounds, explore acres of both formal and parkland gardens with trails, streams and play areas.
What better way to take a break from your signtseeing than with a light meal or traditional cakes in the stable courtyard tearoom? Much of the produce, such as the burgers and sausages, come from the estate's farm. There's also a shop, with homewares, gifts and toys.
If you are visiting Temple Newsam during a longer break in the Yorkshire area, then you will find lots to see and do both in the region's cities and in the surrounding countryside. Here are our top Yorkshire tips.
The Riverside Thwaite Mills museum is one of the last working watermills in the country. Look around the Georgian mill manager's house, learn how the watermill works in the engineer's workshop and explore the meadows and woodlands surrounding the museum.
Just a short walk from the city centre are the Royal Armouries, Britain's biggest display of historical weaponry from across the world. Admission is free and leave plenty of time to explore the five floors, which are packed with exhibits.
Step into the tropical rainforest with a trip to Tropical World and find yourself surrounded by butterflies, monkeys and spiders. Special events and animal encounters happen at weekends and during holiday periods.