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CASTLE HOWARD,( Brideshead) ENGLAND.

Yorkshires jewel----------------CLICK ON SMALL PICTURES FOR INFO.

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-------------- Castle Howard is a stately Home in North Yorlshire England, 15 miles ( 24km ) from York. Situated in the Howardian Hills off the A64 road to Malton, access able by car or public bus. There is plenty of car park space. There are a lot of Tour Coaches visiting.--- From York Station Avenue Castleline bus run 7 buses a day to Castle Howard, bus continues to Malton on 5 occasions,this means the bus is accesable from Malton also. Castle Howard is a private residence open to the public. Tickets are for House and Gardens or Seperate.------------------------- Its name may be Castle , but it is a stately home ,the building began in 1699 and took 100 years, to the design of Sir John Vanburgh. In November 1940 fire destroyed the Dome, Central Hall, and most of the East Side, now restored. The house is Grade 1 listed.---- Castle Howard is famous for the T.V. series "Brideshead revisted " filmed here in 1981.----Queen Victoria visited in 1850 with Prince Albert.---- The house is surrounded by large gardens. The tour of the house is self guided , with helpers on route. There are several stone staircases, so ask for advice.======There is a cafe in the house at the end of the tour , also at Boathouse and in Stable Yard. Boat trips take place on the Lake. I noticed a Farm Shop and Garden Centre.-------------------I am over 80 and have lived 15 miles away from Castle Howard all this time, and this was my first visit,which i thoroughly enjoyed. The weather was nice and sunny so the walk in the grounds was good.------------------------I"ve added these facts later,-------There are 120 classical statues in the house. ---200 windows and 140 rooms.----200 people work here.--- Grounds are 9000 acres in North Yorkshire.---The world fountain cost £10000, at today prices that would be 6 million.--- The dome was completed in 1706. --- In 1952 the house was opened to the public for the first time.

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