Afternoon Tea At Castle Howard

Afternoon Tea At Castle Howard

Castle Howard is special at any time of the year, but at Christmas it’s something else The house is adorned with thousands of lights and decorations.  With visitors arriving by the coach load to admire, gasp at and be amazed by Castle Howard at Christmas. You...
Castle Howard at Christmas

Castle Howard at Christmas

It’s several years since I visited Castle Howard at Christmas. Why did I leave it so long? Then the children were young our primary focus was on visiting Santa in his grotto.  This year, I was determined to visit without them in tow and as Castle Howard is just...

12 Photographs of Castle Howard

Which one's your favourite? I like them all but the one with the lake in the foreground and Castle Howard behind it is rather special. And only 5 miles from Spring Cottage Karen – luxuryspringcottageyorkshire.co.uk 12 photographs that capture the true...
Castle Howard North Yorkshire

Castle Howard North Yorkshire

Castle Howard is a stunning stately home only 5 miles from Spring Cottage. It’s still home to the Howard family. It sits in the self-named Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The rose garden, the grounds and the fabulous children’s...
Self-catering cottage near Castle Howard

Self-catering cottage near Castle Howard

Each time we drive past Castle Howard I'm in awe of it's splendour on just how close we are to this magnificent stately home. The Atlas fountain is iconic and rather famous (think Brideshead Revisited). Within the estate there are woodland walks, a rose...
Castle Howard – Yorkshire

Castle Howard – Yorkshire

I love to watch the ducks on the lake at Castle Howard both in the summer and wintertime. You don’t have to enter Castle Howard itself to walk by the lake. There’s a public footpath which runs along the east side of the lake. And what a spectacular view...
Castle Howard – North Yorkshire

Castle Howard – North Yorkshire

Opening for Christmas this Saturday. A visit to this stately home is a must. Whether or not you’re a fan of Brideshead Revisited (which was filmed here for the BBC in 1981 and the film remake in 2008), the setting, house and gardens are truly stunning. Before you pay...