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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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  • Like so many other tourists, I thought this would be the highlight of my trip to the region. At first sight, it does not disappoint as the exterior is stunning. However, the quality of the information...  more »
  • If you want a day back in time, try Castle Howard. This is a hidden gem in North Yorkshire, it is a perfect view of how people used to live. The Main House, is huge, combining architecture and style. ...  more »
  • What a beautiful place to go! I was so memorised, so beautiful good gift shop beautiful cafe and the castle and the grounds was a beautiful I WILL be coming back  more »
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