If you're planning to book a hotel near Harewood House with Lastminute.com why not plan in a visit to this historic home which has more than 100 acres of gardens to wander and a deer park?
Harewood House is a spectacular Georgian mansion which has been the home of the Lascelles family since the mid-18th century. Explore the Grade I listed building which features stunning interiors such as the State Rooms and an art collection that includes family portraits by Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough among others, as well as Italian Renaissance masterpieces.
Investigate life below stairs in the kitchen complex and servants' quarters and the surrounding grounds that were created by Capability Brown. Children will love the adventure playground and don't miss the deer park, home to more than 150 red deer, and the bird garden with flamingos.
Arts and culture
If all the fine art at Harewood House hasn't satisfied you, Leeds is less than nine miles away where you can explore an important collection of British art at Leeds Art Gallery. See work by Anthony Gormley, Graham Sutherland, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. And for more work by Britain's greatest sculptor head to the Henry Moore Institute which has an extensive collection.
And while here you can enjoy a play or family show at one of the city's several theatres including West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds Grand Theatre and the City Varieties Music Hall.
Things to see and do
There's plenty to see and do on your doorstep near Harewood House including great days out for the family. Put the pedal to the metal at Pole Position Indoor Karting, two miles from Leeds city centre or get behind the wheel of a digger at Diggerland theme park, just half an hour's drive away.
Put on your boots or hire a bike and get out into the great outdoors. Follow the Aire Valley Towpath out of Leeds, a 16-mile route that takes Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley Fall and Hirst Wood.
Eating and drinking
There are plenty of restaurants, bars, cafés and pubs nearby to suit every taste and pocket. For budget bites that won't disappoint your palette sample Hepworth's Deli off Briggate, Leeds. Meat-lovers will be bowled over by The Reliance in North Street, Leeds, which serves great beer and home-cured charcuterie. And for a great traditional pub try The Brewery Tap next to Leeds train station.
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