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Grounds of Castle Howard

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  • Walking the parkland of Castle Howard
  • Visit Welburn & Coneysthorpe
  • Explore many of the House buildings

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Castle Howard is one of the best and famous stately homes in England, great to visit but for those who just want to walk around the grounds and only catch glimpses of the great house it is still highly enjoyable. I was surprised by the variety of terrain(manicured gardens, lakeside walking, woods and even some pleasant paths along the ‘great avenue’ and the amount of interesting historical ‘out houses’ to see. The Pyramid, the Mausoleum, the Gate House and Obelisk are just some of the buildings that are on the route with good paths adjoining them all. There is so much more to see and it is a pleasure getting so close without the crowds and without having to break the bank.

Recommend: Coneysthorpe is a very attractive estate village and worth a closer look at

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. 300 Howardian Hills & Malton Buy Map
Start Point: SE 722680. Park in the village of Welburn and take the path heading north towards the house to the east of the cafe
Height to Climb: 147 ms (482 feet)
Terrain: All on good, clear paths including along the Avenue (a short stretch is on the road near the Great Lake)
Eating & Drinking: An excellent tea shop enticed me in for a lunchtime home made sandwich and there is also a pub the Crown & Cushion
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