Harewood House is a stunning house designed by John Carr, completed in 1772, with exquisite interiors by Robert Adam. The furniture throughout is by Thomas Chippendale together with art collections that include Renaissance masterpieces, Turner watercolours and family portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds. HRH Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, lived here until her death in 1965 and a collection of items from her lifetime are on display. Set in magnificent Capability Brown landscape and gardens, including a Himalayan garden, walled garden and restored Parterre terrace. The lakeside Bird Garden has over a 100 species of threatened and exotic birds.
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"This grand Georgian mansion gets families working together. More than a dozen activity trails for children can be downloaded free from Harewood’s website to make the most of your time here. Up at the house make sure to go Below Stairs, where kids can dress as servants, and workshops and culinary displays will reveal what life was once like for staff here. Outside you’ll find glorious gardens, a superb adventure playground and Harewood’s renowned Bird Garden. Events for 2013 include a Festival of Play – with have-a-go fun ranging from obstacle courses to den building; a Kite Festival and Teddy Bear’s Picnic; and the North’s most spectacular, stock-tastic Medieval Faire."
Information on Harewood House , Harewood , Leeds
|Opening Times:||House: Daily, 1 Apr to 1 Nov, 12:00-16:00. Grounds: Daily 1 Apr to 30 Oct, 10:00-18:00.|
|Admission:||House and Grounds from £11.00, see www.harewood.org for full details. Grounds only from £7.50 for Adults.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||On the A61 between Leeds and Harrogate, five mile from A1, 22 miles from York, 7 miles from Leeds and Harrogate.|
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