One Of England’s Most Stunning Structures, Castle Howard
As England’s architecture goes, Caste Howard is one of the greatest achievements of architectural genius. Constructed between 1699 and 1712, the stately home was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle. As thousands of tourists descend on the home yearly, it is well worth spending the day exploring the vast grounds. To this day, the house depends on farming and forestry, as its main source of income in keeping the grounds well maintained. 1000 acres of beautifully well kept gardens enclose the castle, giving you more to explore than the house itself. The gardens are home to more than plants, with adventure playgrounds for the children, woodland treks and boating trips on the lake, it’s a good idea to give yourself plenty of time to make the most of what there is to accomplish. Many tourists enjoy taking picnics out in the gardens, though there are cafés there to provide excellent local produce. Throughout he year many events take place, such as the Castle Howard triathlon for the more athletic visitors, outdoor theatre events to Christmas markets. If your looking to take a longer trip, you can stay in the on site accommodation in the caravan park situated by the lake and woods. However you decide to travel, make sure you visit Castle Howard.