Tuesday travels. . . Castle Howard

Gippsland Granny

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.

brideshead

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.

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