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Our Environment

Surrounded by almost 9,000 acres of farmland, woodland, rolling hills, lakes and rivers Castle Howard's natural environment is as beautiful as the house itself.

Sitting in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the wider estate reflects a diversity of activities and environmental stewardship is at the heart of this.

Carefully managed farm and woodland is part of this but an equally important part of ensuring the longevity of Castle Howard is the management of our energy consumption.

We have made several changes over recent years to help reduce our environmental impact as well as our overall expenditure.

Ground Source Heating

In 2009 a ground source heating system was installed, making use of the Great Lake to help heat the house more efficiently.