Harewood House, Day Nine of our Autumn Adventures

Harewood House is a breath taking country house, just under an hours drive from Leyburn, which sits in the heart of Yorkshire and is one of the Treasure Houses of England, built in the 18th century with the finest art collection to enjoy, which includes Renaissance masterpieces, exquisite family portraits by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Lawrence and Richmond, as well as a fine collection of Sèvres china, among many other delights.

Outdoors there are acres of exquisite gardens, award-winning terraces and a Bird Garden to explore, and throughout October there is a series of Autumn Festivals perfect for families and lovers of the outdoors to celebrate autumn in all its glory.

In the warmer months, treat yourself to a glass of chilled prosecco from the Horsebox Café, or indulge in a quintessentially English afternoon tea from the award winning Terrace Tearooms. Not only is the food sumptuous, but you will also be able to sit and relax and admire the spectacular views.

The kids will enjoy dressing up and discovering life as a servant in the main house, before exploring the gardens and play area and meeting rare birds and animals at the Farm Experience. Wrap them up warm and follow nature trails around the Lakeside Path, get involved in den-building to plant hunting, to our ‘wild wood’ session exploring the changes autumn brings, our outdoor sessions embrace nature in this wonderful setting.

From the moment you arrive, Harewood captures your imagination and feeds your curiosity, filled with art, culture and heritage to interest all ages, with regular exhibitions, talks and tours, boat trips and wildlife feeding.

Accommodation nearby

Check availability at Sun Hill Farmhouse in Leyburn, North Yorkshire...

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