The grounds at Harewood House are filled with birds and a few farm animals, not to mention a little hidden garden on the other side of the lake. It’s a little like going to a zoo, and they even have penguins!
If you don’t want to visit the house, you can purchase a gardens only ticket for £4 pounds cheaper than the freedom ticket which allows you to go into the house as well. At £12.50 it’s not the cheapest grounds ticket but you get a playpark, woodland walks, and of course, all the birds! If you know when you are going, you can actually book to feed the penguins. The walled garden is about a 15-20 minute easy flat walk from the house. It’s one of my favourite features as it’s not only a working vegetable garden but has some of the biggest flowers in bloom I’ve ever seen. Look at those cabbages!!! Harewood House is closed for the season now until March, but is open on select dates. To plan your visit head to their website. To see inside the house have a look at my first post showcasing some of the grand furniture in Harewood.