Harewood is a small, sought-after village North of Leeds in West Yorkshire. Situated in beautiful countryside, Harewood offers perfect surroundings for those looking for a picturesque environment steeped in history. 

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Things To Do

In the heart of Harewood is the magnificent Grade I listed Harewood House. Harewood House offers visitors beautiful grounds which include the house itself, lakes, parks, a castle, and gardens; which have been nominated for the Garden of the Year 2021. Take in the scenery and history of the area and make sure you keep an eye out for the wild deer that roam the grounds. Harewood house is also a popular venue for music, outdoor cinema, theatre, and car meets, so there’s always something new and exciting going on at the grand house. As well as this, the Harewood Estate features the set of popular television soap Emmerdale and allows you to book a tour and have a day out at the home of your favorite TV stars. Within the picturesque surroundings of the village are several popular golf clubs with Moor Allerton, Wetherby, and Rudding Park golf clubs, all within a short drive of the village. This makes the area perfect for honing your golf skills whilst having a good variety of courses to keep things fresh. If you’re looking for something a bit different there is also the Harewood Speed Hillclimb where you can go watch the racing or have a go yourself with lessons through their Driving Academy.   

Things you didn't know about Harewood

The oldest known rum is The Harewood Rum 1780. 49 bottles of this rum were discovered in the wine cellar of Harewood House in 2011 with the final 16 bottles being sold for a total well in excess of £100,000, making Harewood Rum officially the most expensive rum in the world.

Schools in Harewood

Within Harewood itself there is Harewood C of E Primary School, which has been classified as outstanding by Ofsted, as well as Gateways School, a successful independent school catering for nursery through to sixth form education. Harewood also falls into the catchment area of highly sought-after state secondary schools in the towns of Wetherby and Harrogate. Other nearby schools include:

  • Allerton High School
  • Gateways School
  • Harewood C of E Primary School
  • St John Fisher Catholic High School
  • The Grammar School at Leeds
  • Wetherby High School

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The local areas of Leeds, Harrogate and Wetherby and their amenities are easily accessible from Harewood thanks to regular and reliable bus networks within the area. Situated on the A61 the area also benefits from being close to motorway networks including the A1, making Harewood perfect for commuters. 


    Harewood House was once home to royalty, in 1929 Princess Mary, the daughter of King George V, moved into Harewood House with husband Henry Lascelles, the 6th Earl of Harewood. She lived here until the Second World War when the house was then converted into a convalescent hospital before returning with her family following the end of the war. She lived here till 1965 when she sadly died following a heart attack within the Harewood House Grounds.


    Eating & Drinking

    Within Harewood there is the traditional Harewood Arms Hotel which gives locals a convenient spot to go for a drink or enjoy some classic pub food. Also in Harewood is the Muddy Boots Café ideal for a coffee and cake, or why not enjoy one of their bistro nights, where they serve a themed menu featuring fresh produce. Surrounding local towns also provide more varied options of pubs, bars, and restaurants, only a short taxi journey away.


    The towns surrounding Harewood offer a range of supermarkets with a large Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Aldi all just a short drive away. The nearby towns of Harrogate and Wetherby provide a range of independent shops as well as larger high street stores, giving you options for days out shopping.

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