Temple Newsam

500 years of history for you to explore



Looking for somewhere with a wealth of history, beautiful country mansion walls and exquisite country grounds? Well, famous as the birth place of Lord Darnley, notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots, Temple Newsam exists today as a fantastic family day out, full of history, fresh air and wonder.

Although there’s plenty to do, there’s two aspects of Temple Newsam you should definitely focus your visit on. The first is Temple Newsam House itself. A┬átruly impressive Tudor-Jacobean mansion, described as one of the best stately homes in Britain and beautifully restored to its former glory, you can explore roomfuls of fine and decorative art treasures, catch the latest exhibition or uncover the secrets of the past residents.

The second is Home Farm, which hosts hundreds of child friendly farm animals. Pigs, sheep, goats, cattle and ducks, kids can get hands on with all these furry creatures, and on special event days they can enjoy traditional crafts, activities and demonstrations, such as butter making and blacksmithing.

Admission isn’t free, but it isn’t expensive either. And with a house, a farm, and grounds as gorgeous as Temple Newsam has to offer, it’s well worth an extra penny or two.

(Please note that the opening hours at Temple Newsam alter over the winter season. Please see their website for more details.)

Upcoming Events

09/12/2017 - 10/12/2017
11:00 - 16:00
500 Years of Christmas
A packed programme to get into the festive spirit this Christmas. Celebrate 500 Years of Christmas with a Tudor banquet display, carol...
17/12/2017
14:00 - 16:00
Sir Arthur Ingram's Christmas
The friendly ghost of Christmas Past. Join the Leeds Waits for their annual Christmas celebration for the 1622 owner of Temple Newsam...