Temple Newsam House and Gardens was a favourite weekend outing destination when I was growing up in Leeds. Recently I had a pleasant stroll round the grounds again whilst spending time with my Yorkshire family. It must have been 25 years plus since I was last there!
It was the end of April and between floral seasons so the daffodils were waning and the rhododendrons and azaleas only just starting to bloom. Yet although the colours were more muted it was still a charming and tranquil place for a mid afternoon stroll.
We wandered past the goats grazing on the grass at Home Farm, which looked a fun place for children and young families. However we didn’t have time to go up to the main house or stop off at the cafe.
There is also a “Go Ape” climbing activity course for anyone who is interested. I preferred to stay on the ground though!
You can find other posts about my Yorkshire and UK travels both recent and historical here. I have one more Yorkshire post from my recent trip to share then we’ll be off to Germany and the Rhine before coming back to East London.
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