Harewood House

Designed by John Carr in 1759 for Edwin Lascelles, Harewood House has been lived in by his family ever since. A variety of paintings are displayed, including Italian Renaissance, Turner, Girtin, 18thC portraits and 20thC masterpieces. Dedicated Watercolour Rooms showcase key historic works. The magnificent interior, created by Robert Adam, has superb ceilings and plasterwork and contains what experts described as 'the richest collection of Chippendale in the world'. The Earl of Harewood is the son of the late Princess Mary, daughter of King George V, and is a cousin of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Mary lived at Harewood for 35 years and much of her Royal memorabilia is displayed in her former rooms. The grounds were landscaped by Capability Brown. They include lakeside and woodland walks, a magnificent collection of Rhododendron (April-June) and Sir Charles Barry's parterre Terrace, complete with box scrolls and seasonal bedding. The popular lakeside Bird Garden has one of the most comprehensive collections of rare and exotic species in the country. It includes many endangered birds from Africa, America and Australia. Variety of art exhibitons in the Terrace Gallery Major exhibition for 2000 'The Art of Thomas Chippendale' Open air concerts and car rallies Picnic areas, gift shops and lakeside walks available Cafeteria serving hot and cold meals and snacks

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