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Located in Harewood, this village house was designed by John Carr and Roberts Adam. This house was built between 1759 and 1771 for Edwin Lascelles, the owner of wealthy farmstead. It took 1.000 hectares in Harewood areas. This Lascelles' house is a Treasure House of England and included in the top ten historical houses in the country.
Harewood House Tours
Unlike the other house, Harewood House has an exotic bird garden in its area. The birds include penguins and flamingos. The bird garden was built by the 7th Earl of Harewood. Today, the bird garden houses more than 40 species of birds and those are in propagation program to maintain their life.
Since there is an exhibition of contemporary art, Harewood House has its own collection of arts. Harewood House had a special relation with the famous contemporary artist in its history. A young artist, JMW Turner came to Harewood House and left a great painting heritage as Harewood House' collection. JMW Turner had ever been the watercolorist for Thomas Girtin, John Varley and Roger Fenton. Harewood House is the house for Renaissance collection.
Harewood House has some animals on its farm. Visitors have many things to do here. They can learn about pygmy goats and see the pot-belly pigs which enjoy their lunch. Visitors can have a conversation with the keeper in Harewood House and visit the giant rabbit there. Moreover, there are penguins in the pool which are walking in the pool side. Visitors also can walk in the garden beside the lake with ice and enjoy the flower in the spring season.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online or on the spot. Harewood House offers tickets with different place to visit. There are freedom tickets which can be used to see house, gardens, farms and bird gardens. While Ground & Below Stairs tickets are used to visit bird garden, farm, garden & grounds and below stairs. It has three kinds of tickets: adult tickets, children tickets and family tickets. If you have a member card of this house, you don't have to buy tickets. Children have free entry if they are accompanied by adult with full purchasing tickets. Children tickets are applied from 4 to 17 years old.
How To Get Around?
Harewood House allows visitor to use bike, scooter and other sport equipment. You can use those equipments to get around in Harewood House area. Walking is only the best option to explore the inside part of Harewood House.
What Should I Wear?
If you are visiting Leeds on summer, make sure you cool clothes, short, comfortable sneakers since you are going to walk around the park. Sometimes the weather in Leeds can be too hot, hence, do not forget to bring sunscreen in order to avoid the hot weather if you focus on the garden. If you are planning to visit on winter prepare your coat, sweater, scarf, gloves and hat. Do not forget to take your camera with you to capture some of the art collections and the exotic birds. If you are planning to visit Harewood House in spring season, you can wear a beautiful long or short dress with beach cap. Take a picture in the garden and it will be stunning picture ever.
Best Time to Visit
The weather in Leeds is various. The weather becomes cold almost all year round. If you are planning to visit Tropical World Leeds when it's in warm weather, you can visit on July, August and June. However, if you are looking for winter, you can visit Leeds on April, December and September. Snow will fall around November. Since there is a garden in Harewood House, spring season on March to April can be the best time visit while seeing the flowers are blossomed.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and everything can be found in this site. Harewood House is the center of Yorkshire and it is easy to reach by your own.
How To Get There?
Harewood House is only 7 miles from Leeds City Center. To get to this house you can use public transportation such as bus, train and car. If you are planning to use bus for you visit, you can use bus number 36. It will take from Leeds to Harrogate around 15 minutes on Monday to Saturday and 30 minutes on Sunday. You can also use bus number 923 from Otley to Tadcaster, it operates daily except Sunday. If you are using train, the nearest train station is Leeds Train Station and Harrogate Train Station. From the stations, you can use taxi or bus to reach Harewood House.
For wheelchair users, there are wheelchair that can be borrowed to get around the garden and ground. It can be taken in the information center.