Louisa Cornell

Our Christmas tour of English stately homes takes us next to West Yorkshire where we find Harewood House. It was built between 1759 and 1771. The architects were John Carr and Robert Adam and the 1000 acres of grounds were designed by Lancelot “Capability” Brown. It is considered one of the great treasure houses of England. Not bad for a home built for a humble baron at the time!


The Yellow Drawing Room decorated for an evening of cards and coffee perhaps?


A child’s Christmas in the library. 


The entrance hall all decked out for Christmas.


You knew we would have to visit the music room. This lovely venue is considered the most complete example of Robert Adam’s interiors at Harewood House.



A formal dining room allows one to set a spectacular holiday table!


Tabletop tree in the yellow drawing room.


Another portion of the entrance hall. Notice the lovely Adam interior enhanced by the old-fashioned Christmas tree.





How does one decorate the library for Christmas? Why with a book tree, of course!









The Nativity set up in the Long Gallery.







Check back for a visit to another stately home in all of its Christmas splendor. And if you want to see the wonders of Harewood House in person you might want to join Number One London Tours’ Country House Tour scheduled for September, 2022. You can find more details here:

The Country House Tour


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