The Howard family residence is as exceptional as the setting in which it stands. There is more than a passing resemblance to the Versailles Palace in this early-18C castle, considered as one of the finest buildings of the English Baroque. It claims all the more admiration in that it is the trial - and masterstroke - of the architect and playwright John Vanbrugh (1664-1726), whose first creation this is.
Address:YO60 7DA York
Phone:+44 1653 648333
Price:17.50 £ (-16 years old 9 £)
castle: mid Mar-end Oct: 10.30am-4pm; rest of year: telephone for timetable - garden: all year 10am-5pm - in summer, guided tours (included in admission charge) all day (schedule displayed at the entrance)