Harewood is the Home of the Earl and Countess of Harewood and sits at the heart of Yorkshire in the setting of Yorkshire’s most beautiful landscape.
One of the treasure houses of England, Harewood was built in the mid-18th century and has magnificent interiors by Robert Adam, furniture by Thomas Chippendale and paintings by JMW Turner, Reynolds, Titian and El Greco, among others. The collections of paintings, furniture and porcelain are as fine as any in the land and you’ll gain a fascinating insight into the servants’ domain Below Stairs in the House.
An Italianate Terrace, designed by Charles Barry, stretches along the South Front of the House and provides stunning views of ‘Capability’ Brown's landscape and lake.
But that’s not all. 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; including a plant-hunters paradise in the Himalayan garden, working kitchen garden and parterre terrace with herbaceous and tropical borders.
Expect the unexpected at Harewood with special events and themed weekends throughout the season to surprise you; from children’s activities to car rallies, kite festivals to dog shows, our much-loved VW Festival, and don’t miss our annual Medieval Faire!
Whether you want to visit the House and its wonderful collections, relax in the Gardens or enjoy the Playground, come to Harewood for a day of discovery...