Leeds Harewood House prepares for season

SPRING CLEAN: Rachel Curwen, housekeeper, cleaning the library.
SPRING CLEAN: Rachel Curwen, housekeeper, cleaning the library.
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THE HOUSEKEEPING staff at Harewood House have been hard at work preparing the estate for the start of 
the season.

From March 24 the Grade I listed building, home to the Lascelles family, will be open to the public.

And this year the estate is capitalising on the fact that it was a major setting for the popular ITV programme, Victoria and will be showcasing costumes from the drama, along with antiques from the Victorian era. A spokesperson for the house said: “We hope the success of Victoria will attract more to the house.

“It is so important to keep people interested and the show keeps things fresh and alive.”

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