Play queen for a day on set at Harewood House

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Soak up the atmosphere at the stunning Harewood House this weekend with a visit to the Late Summer Artisan Festival.

Relax on the front lawn in front of the beautiful stately home, take in the live music and acts on stage and enjoy some delicious food and drink from the fantastic produce on offer.

There are artisan craft and gift stalls and plenty to keep the little ones occupied – with children’s entertainment including pony rides and fairground rides.

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And as your ticket includes entry to the House, it’s the perfect opportunity to take in some of the fantastic exhibitions running at the gorgeous Georgian House.

Harewood House was recently used as a set for ITV’s Victoria series, and to celebrate the success of the programme the house is currently hosting a collection called Victorian Harewood. It showcases costumes from the programme worn by Jenna Coleman (who plays Queen Victoria) as well as personal objects owned by Queen Victoria, her Lady in Waiting, Lady Charlotte Canning, and Lady Louisa, Third Countess of Harewood.

Harewood, one of the Treasure Houses of England, is filled with art, culture and heritage. It sits within “Capability” Brown designed landscape with remarkable views from the award-winning Terraces.

Explore the opulent décor in the main house including rare Chippendale furniture – before stepping below stairs to see the well-trodden corridors and kitchens. You can even dress up and discover life as a servant.

Outside, there’s a massive adventure playground, penguins, flamingos and parrots, and the estate also boasts acres of lush countryside to stretch your legs.

You may leave feeling the same about Harewood as Princess Victoria who visited on September 12, 1835, recalling: “Harewood is in Yorkshire. The park seems very fine; the view from the window is very pretty.”

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HAREWOOD HOUSE

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Prices: Adult £16.50, Child £8.50, Family £45.00 (also includes entry to the house)

Open: Until October 29. Late Summer Artisan Festival Saturday September 16 & 17, 10am-5pm

Website: www.harewood.org

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