Harewood House re-opening plans

  • 18 Jun 2020
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We’re delighted to share the news that Harewood’s Grounds, Gardens and Bird Garden will officially reopen to the general public on Monday 6 July.

The long awaited reopening of the gates gives you access to over 120 acres of Gardens, Lakeside Walks, the Harewood Bird Garden and open spaces to enjoy. We have been working hard behind-the-scenes to carefully plan and re-shape your visit to Harewood.

From Thursday 25 June, Members will enjoy two days of Member-only access, and then priority access for the first week of opening. General public tickets will be available, but are limited until Monday 6 July.

It will be essential to book your visit online, as we are limiting the number of people who can access the site to ensure social distancing can be adhered to. You can book your visit from this Thursday 18 June and new slots will be made available each Thursday to ensure that as many people as possible can get to enjoy Harewood.

Your visit might look a bit different to begin with, we have additional washing facilities in place and the Courtyard Café will be takeout only for the moment. Sadly we also can not open any of the indoor spaces you might love for now – the House, Bothy, Curiosity Cabin and inside the café – but we’re working on the plans to get these ready to open as guidance and advice changes.

Our staff teams are really looking forward to your return, and we are asking you to play your part.

To keep standards of cleanliness and awareness high, we’re asking you to play your part in keeping Harewood safe for everyone and a really uplifting experience.


All visitors (Members and non-Members) will need to book their visit in advance.

Members will be emailed unique links to book on a week-by-week basis. Please keep an eye on your inbox. If you are a Member and have not received these, please email membership@harewood.org so we can forward them on.

Day tickets for non-Members can be purchased now online. There are a limited number of tickets for Saturday 27 June to Sunday 5 July. Tickets for week commencing Monday 6 July will be released from Thursday 2 July, than each Thursday following for the proceeding week. Click here to book now >>


You can download a map of Harewood here if you wish to plan your visit, and to have on your phone when you arrive.

Visitor Safety

Please read our full FAQs here >>

Food & Drink

The Courtyard Café will be open with a take away service from inside the Courtyard.

View the menu >>
View the pre-booked picnic box menu (booking links will be published soon) >>


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