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Hardwick House Country Cottages, Harwood Dale, Scarborough, YO13 0LA

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

One of England’s most beautiful houses, Castle Howard was built in the 18thcentury by Sir John Vanbrugh for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle. The magnificent house sits in a landscape of rolling hills and unexpected monuments.

Visitors discover dramatic interiors containing world-renowned collections, while they listen to friendly and knowledgeable guides share the stories of previous generations.

Other exhibitions include ‘Maids and Mistresses: The Women of Castle Howard’ and ‘Artist and Aristocrat: George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle a Centenary Exhibition’

The award-winning grounds – which feature a walled rose garden, ornamental vegetable garden, and woodland garden – are dotted with statues, temples, lakes and fountains. With seasonal displays, including daffodils, rhododendrons, roses and delphiniums, visitors can learn more about the ground and gardens by joining a free outdoor guided tour.

With a great choice of restaurants and cafés, Castle Howard has a menu to suit all tastes and pockets. Choose bistro-style at the Courtyard Café or selfservice at the Fitzroy Room; take away great coffee, cakes, sandwiches and ice-cream at The Boathouse Café and Courtyard Coffee Shop; or top up your picnic with delicious local produce at the Farm Shop.

Castle Howard - One of the World's Top Ten Greatest Mansions and Grand Houses.