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Castle Howard sits at the centre of an almost 9,000 acre estate in the Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near York.

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Castle Howard
By Guest Blogger  //  Thu 8 Mar 2018
By Maria, our Forestry & Estate Administrator
In celebrating Year of the Dog we are introducing you to one of our beloved staff dogs each month, this month we introduce you to Scamp!...
Castle Howard
By Guest Blogger  //  Mon 19 Feb 2018
By Rachel, our Head of Operations and Events
It’s the Year and the Dog and we are celebrating all year long at Castle Howard! Each month we will introduce you to one of our beloved staff dogs who will share their fav...
Chris Ridgway
By Dr Chris Ridgway  //  Tue 6 Feb 2018
Curatorial, History, Collection
On 6th February 1918 the Representation of the People Act was passed by Parliament, and was a major reform of the electoral system in Great Britain. This act not only ensured ...

By Castle Howard Farm Shop  //  Tue 9 Jan 2018
Food, Farm Shop, Local Supplier
January: the month of broken New Year’s resolutions, fad diets, health kicks and unused gym memberships. Having over indulged at Christmas we look around us for a quick fix an...

Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Fri 15 Dec 2017
Trees, Nature, Tree Nursery
‘Of all the trees that are in the wood, the Holly bears the crown’ ...

Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Tue 7 Nov 2017
Trees, Nature, Tree Nursery
The Yew is a tree of mystery. A slippery character, it is contradictory, inscrutable and resists each identity we presume to cloak it with. A shifty, enigmatic species, Taxus ...

Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Mon 9 Oct 2017
Food, Farm Shop, Local Supplier
There’s nothing more comforting at this time of year, when the skies are dark and heavy with rain and the wind threatens to blow right through you, than to retreat indoors, ba...

Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Tue 3 Oct 2017
Trees, Nature, Tree Nursery
I don’t think I can be alone in declaring that autumn is my favourite season. Winter, spring and summer may have their charms but autumn has a certain magic that can captivate...

Maria Ellis
By Maria Ellis  //  Wed 13 Sep 2017
Trees, Nature, Tree Nursery
Our relationship with trees is an ancient and intricate connection that shifts and changes over time, from place to place and society to society. Throughout our history, trees...

By Eleanor Brooke-Peat  //  Mon 14 Aug 2017
Afternoon Tea, Curatorial, History
A temporary display has been put together in the Turquoise Drawing Room to mark Afternoon Tea Week, from 14 to 21 August, a celebration of the quintessential British tradition...
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