Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire.
Our trip will allow you to enjoy world-renowned collections of art & sculpture, experience stunning architecture and inspiring family stories. You may have seen the TV series or film Brideshead Re-visited which was filmed on location at Castle Howard and there is plenty to see relating to its links to Evelyn Waugh’s novel.
Relax amid idyllic gardens, enjoy woodland and lakeside walks. The gardens at Castle Howard are absolutely stunning with temples, statues, lakes and fountains.
A tour of the house is a must – this baroque masterpiece was designed by architect Sir John Vanbrough with the help of Nicholas Hawksmoor. It really is something special. The rooms each tell as story and there will be people on hand in each room to bring it too life.
There is a beautiful “arts & crafts” style Chapel with works by Willaim Morris on show – this is a real treat.
Finally there are café’s, tea rooms, gifts shops and a well stocked farm shop and a garden centre to help you make more of your stay.
The Yorkshire Aboreutum is a short walk away and can be combined with this trip. This 120 acre garden of trees has some fantastic walks and an impressive collection of trees from around the world.
Please note: After November Castle Howard has limited opening – so we may not always be able to offer this tour.