Favourite Country House of The Week..Harewood House

This week I present to you Harewood House. The House, located in Harewood near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England was designed by the architects John Carr and Robert Adam andwas built from 1759 to 1771 for wealthy trader Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood.

Still home to the Lascelles family, Harewood House is a member of Treasure Houses of England, a marketing consortium for nine of the foremost historic homes in England. The house itself is a Grade I listed building, there are a number of features in the grounds and courtyard that have been listed as Grade I, II and II*.

The estate has been transferred into a trust ownership structure, and as a result is managed by Harewood House Trust and is open to the public most of the year. Harewood won a Large Visitor Attraction of the Year award in the 2003 national Excellence in England awards and remains a popular Yorkshire tourist attraction. As well as tours of the house and grounds, visitors can enjoy the Himalayan Garden and its stupa, an educational bird garden, an extensive adventure playground and catering facilities, including fine dining. From May 2007 to October 2008 the grounds also contained Yorkshire’s first planetarium, the Yorkshire Planetarium.

Yours,

The Countess x

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