Tuesday travels. . . Castle Howard

While staying in Yorkshire we took the opportunity to visit Castle Howard.front entranceThis magnificent building has been home to the Howard family for over 300 years and is set in magnificent grounds.  You may recognise it from the 1981 television series, Brideshead Revisited.


A more recent version of Brideshead Revisited was made as a film in 2009.

recent filmThe grounds in which the castle is set are magnificent and you can approach the house from several directions.  The view below is of one side entrance.back entrance

The story of Castle Howard can be seen in this video.

view from the gardenThis shot had to be taken behind the hedge as there were lots of tents in front of the castle. The castle and grounds are used as a wedding venue and proves to be very popular for musical events as well.

walled gardenInside the walled garden.

fountainA fountain very much in the style of Versailles.

painted ceilingThis looks real but is a painted ceiling.

domeThe dome that was destroyed by fire and was rebuilt.

not for the dishwasherSome priceless dinnerware, not for the dishwasher.

We had a wonderful tour through the house and were amazed at the various ancient artifacts on display.


A timeline of events, click on the picture to enable zoom for reading. Interesting to see the events at Castle Howard in relation to events in the world.

Castle Howard is a tourist attraction that is well worth going out of your way to see.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Kate Norgate says:

    Interesting that Thomas The Tank Engine rated a mention in World Events!

    1. suth2 says:

      Patrick knew what he was about!

  2. What a great place to visit, it does look a magnificent building. I like that timeline at the end, that’s a good idea. Nice that you were able to take photos inside, too, it’s so often not the case in these big houses.

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