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Places to Go in Leeds Leeds is an ancient city with a rich history and is also home to some beautiful heritage sights.
 
Harewood House [map], Harewood, was designed by John Carr in 1759 for Edwin Lascelles and the Lascelles family who have occupied the house ever since.
 
The interior, created by Robert Adam, has impressive ceilings and plasterwork that experts have described as “the richest collection of Chippendale in the world”.
 
This house is open to the public and has landscaped gardens, a lake and plenty of woodland walks. The Bird Garden has one of the most comprehensive collections of rare and exotic species in the country. A visit to Harewood House and a tour around its splendid mansion and gardens proves to be a particularly interesting experience, what makes the visit even more special is the range of exhibitions that Harewood regularly stages. From Walking With Dinosaurs to a look behind closed doors and the servants quarter, the ever changing museum ensures that no visit to Harewood is ever the same.
 
Temple Newsam [map] is located off Selby Road, and is one of the largest stately homes in the region and has a history dating back to 1086 when it was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The large house has a farm and café as well as a range of rooms open to the public which contain a huge variety of works of art, with over 350 Old Masters and British paintings, including examples of work by Reynolds and Gainsborough, and furniture by Thomas Chippendale and his contemporaries.
 
For a taste of Leeds' rich industrial history pay a visit to Leeds Industrial Museum [map] at Armley Mills, which was formerly the largest woollen mill in the world and is located beside the River Aire. The museum explores the city's industrial past and has displays covering local textiles and clothing industries.

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