Harewood House and Harrogate

A perfect day out, with so much to see. We’ll spend most of the day exploring the House and grounds. We’ll also enjoy a garden walk around the Walled Garden, Lakeside Garden, Himalayan Garden, as well as seeing views 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 cafés 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 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.

After spending time at Harewood we will still have time to visit Harrogate – an opulent Victorian Spa Town with magnificent architecture. We should also have time for a quick stop at Betty’s tearoom – a Yorkshire institution in itself with a selection of teas, coffee cakes and home to the famous Betty’s Fat rascal!

Note: Harewood House and grounds are only open to the Public between 3rd April and 1st November each year.