Temple Newsam House

Visit one of the most celebrated historic houses in the United Kingdom and explore over 500 years of history. The historic Temple Newsam House is surrounded by 1,500 acres of beautiful park land and 18th-century gardens designed by England's foremost gardener Lancelot "Capability" Brown.

Historical significance

The history of this aristocratic home can be traced back to the 12th century and Knights of Templar. In the 16th century, it became a Tudor country home and the building retains its Tudor influence till date. It was home to many historic figures including Lord Darcy who was executed for the part hey played in the Pilgrimage of Grace. The gardens The famed gardens of this estate were designed by the famous landscape artist Lancelot Brown and is one of the main attractions of the estate. Alongside the beautiful parklands, it features a walled garden, Rhododendron walk, and lakeside gardens. The three lakes of the estate are surrounded by different types of landscaping and plants.

The house

Temple Newsam is one of the finest historic houses in the region, with a rich history of links to royalty. Explore over 40 rooms filled with finest treasures, silver, ceramics, and fine art. Opt for one the tours to know more about this stately home—climb to the rooftop or explore the secret passageways. The estate is a listed official Leeds Museums and Galleries site and home to one of the finest publicly owned collections of English decorative art outside London.

The farm

Take the time to stroll through this working conservation farm that is home to over 400 animals, including pigs, sheep, goats, cattle, ducks, and several rare breed animals. The farm also has a playground for kids to enjoy. Explore the oldest and the most imposing building on the farm, the Great Barn.


The Party in the Park and Opera in the Park events are concerts held on the grounds at Temple Newsam House and organized by the Leeds City Council with Radio Aire. These special, annual events welcome up to 70,000 and 50,000 guests respectively. The house also has a beautiful amphitheater, which is often used for open-air theatre performances. The fields to the north of the house farm frequently hold events that are open to the public, including steam fairs and dog shows. Since 2013, the Temple Newsam House has also hosted a weekly park run event.

A tea room

After you've properly explored the Temple Newsam House grounds, take a moment to recharge and enjoy a cup of tea, grab some tasty snacks, have a sandwich, or even sit down for a light meal in the elegant tea room located in the stable courtyard. A visit to this remarkable estate is one that is sure to become a lasting memory for the entire family.