Grounds of Castle Howard

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

Castle Howard is one of the best and famous stately homes in England with an inspiring history and often used as a film set for dramas and historical documentaries.  However for those of us who  want to walk around the grounds,and only catch glimpses of the great house, it is just as enjoyable.

I was surprised by the variety of terrain (well kept gardens, lakeside walking, woods and even some pleasant paths along the ‘great avenue’) as well as the number of interesting historical ‘out houses’ to explore. The Pyramid, the Mausoleum, the Gate House and Obelisk are just some of the buildings that are on the walk with good paths linking them all. There is so much more to see than the building itself and it is a pleasure idly strolling the grounds and taking in the uniquely English atmosphere. When I was there there was the added atttrarction of peace, quiet and tranquility.

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

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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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