Posted on 20th October 2023 at 20:02
We hate to break it to you... it's not actually a castle!
But that doesn't mean that is hasn't got lots offer...
History and Facts
Castle Howard is a stately home located in North Yorkshire, England.
It was built between the late 17th century to the early 18th century. The construction was initiated by Charles Howard, the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, and was designed by the architect Sir John Vanbrugh. However, Nicholas Hawksmoor took over the project after the death of Vanbrugh in early 1726.
For over 300 years, the estate has remained in the Howard family, who hold the title of the Earls of Carlisle. Castle Howard is widely known for its grand architecture, vast art collection, and its extensive gardens. It stands as one of the most magnificent examples of English Baroque architecture and is a significant historical and cultural landmark in the United Kingdom.
The house and gardens are open to the public, and because of its multiple appearances in various films and TV series, it has gained lots of fame. It was most notably used as the backdrop for the 1981 television adaptation of "Brideshead Revisited", a novel written by Evelyn Waugh.
What Can You Do at Castle Howard Today?
Castle Howard has a wide range of things that you can do when visiting that really allows you appreciate its heritage and magnificent grounds. Here are a few:
Explore the house
Walk and explore the gardens and grounds
Temple of the Four Winds (iconic classical rotunda)
Adventure Playground (great for children)
Gift Shops and Cafés
Special Events and Exhibitions (ranges from art exhibitions to outdoor concerts)
Workshops and Demonstrations (such as art, gardening, history etc.)
Tagged as: Landmarks
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