HAREWOOD, WEST YORKSHIRE
Harewood House is an historic Georgian property that will capture your imagination and feed your curiosity. It is filled with art and culture, which continues to thrive even today. One of the Treasure Houses of England, it sits within a landscape designed by "Capability" Brown, with some lovely views from the award-winning terraces. Inside you can find Chippendale furniture, and exquisitely designed state rooms. Downstairs are the kitchen and servants' quarters, where you can find out about the life of those who served in this remarkable country house. Outside there is plenty of room to run around in, and the kids will enjoy the massive adventure playground. The bird garden is home to penguins, flamingoes, parrots, cranes and many more species. Harewood farm experience includes pygmy goats, alpacas, donkeys, pigs are more, perfect for families to enjoy. Photo credits: macaw - Harewood House Trust; Gallery - Paul Barker and Harewood House Trust; House - Kippa Matthews and Harewod House Trust; Terrace - Robert Kay and Harewood House Trust
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- The house is fully accessible. The grounds are on a natural slope with some gravel paths
- Facilities: Electric ramp, wheelchair lift (not suitable for electric wheelchair)
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open 24 Mar-28 Oct, daily; House 11-4; Grounds & garden 10-6
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About the area
Discover West Yorkshire
Everybody knows that Yorkshire has some special landscapes. The Dales and the Moors first spring to mind, but what about West Yorkshire? That’s Leeds and Bradford isn’t it? Back-to-back houses and blackened mills… Certainly if you had stood on any of the hills surrounding Hebden Bridge a hundred years ago, and gazed down into the valley, all you would have seen was the pall of smoke issuing from the chimneys of 33 textile mills. But thankfully, life changes very quickly in West Yorkshire. The textile trade went into terminal decline, the mills shut down forever and in a single generation Hebden Bridge became a place that people want to visit.
The surrounding countryside offers walking every bit as good as the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales; within minutes you can be tramping across the moors. And this close proximity of town and country is repeated all across West Yorkshire. There’s such diversity in the area that you can find yourself in quite unfamiliar surroundings, even close to places you may know very well. Take time to explore this rich county and you will be thrilled at what you find to shatter old myths and preconceptions.
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