Stately grandeur at Harewood House
The magnificent splendour of Harewood House overlooks 100 acres of gardens in Capability Brown-designed parkland in beautiful West Yorkshire countryside. Just 15 minutes from the A1 and close to the vibrant city of Leeds, it's very accessible with ample free parking and a stop on two bus routes. With the house and grounds open from late March to October, there's so much to see and do. Art lovers will love the house's collection of Turner oils, works from the Italian Renaissance, and Chippendale furniture. Outside you can roam the lovely gardens, take a boat tour or let the kids run off steam in the adventure playground. Whether you're here for a business conference, outside festival or family visit, it's the perfect setting.
Flamingoes and penguins... in Yorkshire
Harewood's also home to a bird garden with 30 species including flamingoes, the blue and gold macaw and the rare Bali starling. The Humboldt Penguins' daily feed is a popular attraction. Families will love the farm experience at Harewood, with pygmy goats and giant rabbits sure to intrigue younger visitors.
What to see and do in North and West Yorkshire
The buzzing city of Leeds and the elegant spa town of Harrogate are both only seven miles away. You'll find swanky brands at Victoria Leeds or stop for a genteel cuppa at Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms in Harrogate. Looking for accommodation Near Harewood House? Travelodge Leeds Bradford Hotel is great for air travellers or Travelodge Harrogate West Park Hotel is also a good bet.