Harewood House, built in the 1760s by Edwin Lascelles, is renowned for its magnificent Robert Adam interiors.
It is also home to superb Thomas Chippendale furniture and a world class collection of paintings by, amongst others, JMW Turner, Reynolds, Titian and El Greco.
It has been home to the Lascelles family since it was build, reflecting the changing tastes and styles of the past 250 years. Harewood House is also home to the first contemporary art gallery to be opened in a country house. The Terrace Gallery hosts a changing programme of exhibitions and has welcomed artists including Sir Sidney Nolan, Antony Gormley, and Henry Moore.
Outside, an Italianate Terrace, designed by Sir Charles Barry in the 1840s, stretches along the southern aspect of the House and provides stunning views over Yorkshire's most beautiful landscape and lake. Crafted by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, Harewood’s landscape encompasses over 1000 acres and represents one of Brown’s most famous vistas. Away from the formal gardens, Harewood also boasts the naturalistic Himalayan Garden which was redeveloped by Head Gardener, Trevor Nicholson. A far cry from the formality of the Terrace, this space includes rare and exotic plants from Himalayan region.
22 March to 3 November: every day.
Bank Holidays and Christmas period not free.
Gardens: 10am to 6pm.
House: 11am to 4pm.
NB: members are only entitled to one free visit per calendar year at this property.
The village of Harewood is centrally placed in Yorkshire at the junction of the A61/A659 on the Leeds/Harrogate road.
Our nearest rail stations are Leeds and Harrogate. Taxis and bus connections are available.
Visitors who choose to visit Harewood via bus gain admission for half price.
Historic Houses members may visit Harewood for free once during the year.
Various visitor prices apply
Groups of 15 or more that pre-book benefit from our reduced group rates.
The prices include entry to all attractions at Harewood – the State Rooms, Below Stairs, Terrace Gallery, Gardens, Bird Garden and Grounds.
Group organisers are admitted free of charge and as well as free entry and dedicated coach parking, the driver will receive a refreshment voucher to use in our courtyard cafe.
To mark the tercentenary of the birth of Chippendale (1718 - 1779), Harewood House is pleased to announce Thomas Chippendale - Designer, Maker, Decorator, an exploration and celebration of Harewood’s own extraordinary Chippendale collection.