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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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  • Went to Castle Howard to see 'Into the Woods - A fairytale Christmas'. It was spectacular! Every room had a different fairytale theme. The lighting, decorations and music were incredible. The... 
    Went to Castle Howard to see 'Into the Woods - A fairytale Christmas'. It was spectacular! Every room had a different fairytale theme. The lighting, decorations and music were incredible. The...  more »
  • Our visit to Castle Howard was enchanting. The castle itself was closed whilst being decorated for a christmas function, however, the grounds in itself was just as breathtaking. There is a wonderful.....  more
    Our visit to Castle Howard was enchanting. The castle itself was closed whilst being decorated for a christmas function, however, the grounds in itself was just as breathtaking. There is a wonderful.....  more »
  • Although we have visited the castle before we took our daughter who had not been there. We were a little disappointed in that much of the castle was closed off. We all had lunch here which proved the....  more
    Although we have visited the castle before we took our daughter who had not been there. We were a little disappointed in that much of the castle was closed off. We all had lunch here which proved the....  more »

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