A perfect day out, with so much to see. We’ll spend the whole day exploring the House and grounds, with an expert guide taking us above and below stairs at the house and explaining some of the wealth of history associated with Harewood.
We’ll also employ and expert guide to take us on a garden walk around the Walled Garden, Lakeside Garden and Himalayan Garden, originally landscaped by Lancelot “Capability” Brown.
Harewood sits at the heart of Yorkshire, one of the treasure houses of England, the house was built in the 18th century and has art collections to rival the finest in the land, in the setting of Yorkshire’s most beautiful landscape.
Harewood is just as much about today as it is about history. There are exhibitions of contemporary art, an award-winning educational department, renowned Bird Garden and over 100 acres of exquisite gardens.
During our day we may be able to see Harewood Castle – a medieval tower house built in the 14th century located in the extreme north of the village. We’ll also take a tour to the 15th Century All Saints Church nestled in the trees to the north of the House.
There are always special events and themed weekends on as well as a choice of café’s and restaurants to take refreshments in from the grade 1 listed Courtyard Café and the magnificent Terrace Café on the south face of the House with perfect views over stunning gardens.
Harewood is the family seat of the Earl and Countess of Harewood and also holds the largest ever commission of Chippendale furniture, fabulous ceilings and fireplaces by Robert Adam and an outstanding collection of paintings by masters like JMW Turner and also from the Italian renaissance.
There is so much to see including great views of the lake and a wonderful bird garden.
Unfortunately Harewood House and grounds are only open to the Public between 3rd April and 1st November each year.