Yorkshire Travel Guide

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Harewood House

  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

The home of the Earl of Harewood, a cousin of the Queen, Harewood House (pronounced har-wood) is a spectacular 1759 neoclassical mansion designed by York architect John Carr and the period's leading interior designer, Robert Adam. Highlights include important paintings by Gainsborough and Reynolds, fine ceramics, and a ravishingly beautiful collection of Chippendale furniture (Chippendale was born in nearby Otley), notably the magnificent State Bed. The Old Kitchen and Below Stairs exhibition illustrates life from the servants' point of view. Capability Brown designed the handsome grounds, and Charles Barry added a lovely Italian garden with fountains in the 1840s. Also here are a bird garden with numerous rare and endangered species and an adventure playground. The house is 7 miles north of Leeds; you can take Harrogate and District Bus 36.

Sight Information

Address:

Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LG, England

Phone:

0113-218–1010

Website: www.harewood.org

Sight Details:

  • House, garden, farm, bird garden, £16.50; Below Stairs exhibit, garden, farm, bird garden, £12.50
  • Closed Nov.–late Mar.

Published 08/20/2030

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