Castle Howard Park
The park is one of the greatest surviving examples of the golden age of landscaping. Various different compositions display views and architectural follies to best effect: the gateway into the park; the fountain of Atlas (to the south); the lake surrounded by masses of multi-coloured rhododendrons; the avenue lined by classical Greek sculpture (copies) leading to the Temple of the Four Winds; and finally, beyond the cascade and pretty bridge, Hawksmoor's colonnaded mausoleum crowns the horizon.
Address:YO60 7DA York
high season: end Mar-early Nov and mid Nov-mid Dec 10am-5pm, last admission 4pm - £9.50 (children £6); low season: 23 Dec-mid Mar and early-mid Nov 10am-5pm - £6 (children £3)