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Parks | Harewood Estate

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Harewood Estate is famously known as home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood.

Harewood is one of the best places in England to see the once-extinct Red Kite, which, until just a few years ago, could only be seen in a handful of remote areas in Wales.

Set in beautiful grounds including formal gardens and areas of natural woodland, Harewood is also well known for its popular Bird Garden which attracts many visitors.

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Harewood Visitor Guide

Address: 2A Harewood Yard, Harewood Estate, Leeds, Yorkshire.
Postcode: LS17 9LF
Telephone:0113 288 6252
e-mail info@harewood.org
Facilities:The Marquee Café, refreshment kiosks, and picnic tables at several sites.
Key attractions:Bird Garden. Bird watching - Red Kites.
Essential kit:Binoculars and telescopes for bird watching.
Nature watching:Best season:
Access:Harewood is situated on a natural slope and access to most of the grounds is dictated by the strength and experience of the person pushing the chair. Most paths are surfaced with asphalt with ramps and secure handrails, with courtesy wheelchairs available at your convenience. There is no access to the Rock Garden for wheelchair users. Service dogs are allowed everywhere except the Bird Garden as they can frighten the birds.

There are some designated disabled parking spaces, provided that disabled visitors give their name and registration number to the House Desk on arrival in case of emergency.

There is an electric wheelchair lift allowing access to the House, with a courtesy chair available for touring the House itself. A free audio tour of the House is available for visually impaired visitors.

There are disabled toilets situated in the main car park and by the entrance to the Courtyard.

Getting there:Harewood Estate is situated 7 miles from Leeds and Harrogate on the A61 and 9 miles from Leeds/Bradford Airport. The No 36 bus service runs to Harewood village from Leeds and Harrogate every 20 minutes (Mon - Sat) and every 30 minutes on Sundays. From there a free shuttle service will take visitors along the driveway to the House. Visitors choosing to visit Harewood by bus get half price admission to the estate. For more details call 01423 566061.
Opening times:Grounds and adventure playground open from 10am until 6pm with last admission at 4.30pm. Bird garden open from 10am until 5.30pm with last admission at 5pm or one hour before dusk.
Charges:A Bird Garden and Grounds Ticket costs £8.25 (£10.25) or £7.50 (£9.50) for senior citizens and £5.50 (£7.00) for students (Mon - Fri), with a family ticket costing £29.50 or £32.50 respectively. Children aged three or under get free admission and visitors choosing to visit Harewood by bus or bicycle get in for half price.
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