Temple Newsam is over 1,000 acres of parkland, woodland, gardens, lakes, buildings and more, with a recorded history stretching back to the Domesday Book in the 11th Century. It’s been owned by the Templars, used as farmland, had a Tudor mansion built (and remodelled), been landscaped by England’s greatest gardener, inspired books, been turned into a coal mine, hosted sporting events, music festivals and weddings, and continues to be used by the people of Leeds to this day.

Explore our timeline to discover key events in the history of the estate.

History of Temple Newsam


The Friends of Temple Newsam Park

Friends of Temple Newsam Park are formed to preserve and improve the park for the years to come.

Go Ape

Go Ape

The Go Ape aerial adventure course opens, giving a new treetop view of the park.