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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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  • Very disappointed with our visit to Castle Howard. We paid £25 each for the house and gardens. The gardens were disappointing but not as disappointing as the house. The hall and only 4 rooms and the.....  more
    Very disappointed with our visit to Castle Howard. We paid £25 each for the house and gardens. The gardens were disappointing but not as disappointing as the house. The hall and only 4 rooms and the.....  more »
  • We stumbled on a visit to Castle Howard purely by chance. Having been in York for a long weekend O picked up a what to do leaflet. One of the places to visit was Castle Howard. At Christmas we'd seen....  more
    We stumbled on a visit to Castle Howard purely by chance. Having been in York for a long weekend O picked up a what to do leaflet. One of the places to visit was Castle Howard. At Christmas we'd seen....  more »

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