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Castle Howard, York

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Home to the Howard family for centuries, Castle Howard is included in the Treasure Houses of England heritage group. The domed central structure is recognizable as the fictional "Brideshead" from the 1981 television series. Almost all of the 145 rooms have been open to the public since 1952, with the exception of a wing that the Howard family still calls home. After touring the rooms, take a walking tour of the 51 hectare (127 acre) arboretum, called Kew, to see some of England's local tree varieties at their best. Tours of the arboretum are arranged separately from the castle tours, but the house's gardens are accessible with the castle admission. Look for a gazebo in the garden called the Temple of the Four Winds, or the mausoleum in the park--both are romantic resting spots. Stop by the visitor's center to arrange all your tickets for your tour. Plan a York trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • The house was closed, we were aware of the fact but as in the area for the weekend decided to call in anyway as there was an open coffee shop in the grounds. Very disappointed to find that because...  more »
  • We've been here before on a number of occasions to see the Festive decorations in this wonderful property. This year we took some friends from America who were staying locally - what a mess! It has...  more »
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