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Castle Howard, York

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Castle · Architectural Building
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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  • Our guided tour ( at £35 each) was conducted by an excellent guide but we were expecting to see more of the house, after other houses such as Chatsworth it was not worth it.  more »
  • Mixture of outdoor space and indoor excellence with good access for disabled although some of the distances you need to cover are considerable. It is not a castle it is a house and although showing...  more »

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