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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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  • Do you know when you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach, that you have been conned. That's exactly how I felt when I walked into the dining tent after completing our Narnia Christmas... 
    Do you know when you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach, that you have been conned. That's exactly how I felt when I walked into the dining tent after completing our Narnia Christmas...  more »
  • My husband and I visited the Christmas at Narnia display a couple of days ago and were so engaged and thrilled by it that we did the tour twice! It was just the most magical display either of us can.....  more
    My husband and I visited the Christmas at Narnia display a couple of days ago and were so engaged and thrilled by it that we did the tour twice! It was just the most magical display either of us can.....  more »

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