This 18th century home is filled with fine art and surrounded by gardens and parkland that is home to many animals including flamingos and penguins.
If the walls of Harewood House could speak they would tell many captivating stories. Since it was built in 1771 it has reflected the views, tastes and lifestyles of its inhabitants, from its original use as an 18th century gentleman’s country house to a Victorian family home, a royal household and a wartime convalescent home. It is now one of ten Treasure Houses in England. History is brought to life through the immaculately preserved state rooms and servant’s quarters where you can learn about the property’s royal connections and admire an extensive art collection.
Harewood’s perfectly landscaped grounds and exotic gardens are just as impressive. A tranquil lake is home to Chilean flamingos and there’s a penguin enclosure where you can help with feeding.
Harewood House is in Yorkshire, 9 miles (14.5km) north of Leeds by road. Leeds is 2 hours 30 minutes by train from London.