Castle Howard is a stately mansion in North Yorkshire, England, located 15 miles (24 km) north of York in the civil parish of Henderskelfe. It is a private residence that has been the Carlisle branch of the Howard family's home for almost 300 years. The current owner is Christopher Howard, who is also the chief executive officer of the Howard Group.
The castle was built between 1756 and 1759 for William Howard, whose son Thomas then remodeled it between 1810 and 1814 to provide more luxury apartments. It has been described as one of the most beautiful buildings in England outside London. The castle is set in 740 acres (300 ha) of parkland that include gardens, woodlands, and a lake. It is available for hire as a wedding venue.
In November 2016, it was reported that Castle Howard had sold more than $15 million worth of wine in just over two years. The castle has nine restaurants and bars, including a fine dining room, a coffee shop, and a vineyard-view café.
Castle Howard is owned by the National Trust. Its headquarters are in London, but the charity has branches across Britain that manage sites of interest; these include York with the Royal Academy of Arts and Durham with Newcastle University.
The castle is open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (closed 1st January).
The Castle Howard Estate owns roughly 170 residential residences that are offered for rent. They range in size from huge family homes to cottages and apartments. Many of the Castle Howard staff members live in these houses, for a total of 36 staff employees that live in the village.
Castle Howard is also home to several shops and restaurants. There's a Sainsbury's supermarket, an Indian restaurant called The Castle Cafe, a Starbucks coffee shop called Castle Grounds, a hair salon called Castle Rocker, a gym called Active Life, and a bank called NatWest. There are also two museums at the castle site: the Hunterian Museum and the Yorkshire Museum.
In addition, there are some private houses that are not part of the Castle Howard Estate but are still owned by the family. These are shown as black dots on the map above. They include one house that belongs to Lord Howard of Penrith and another that's home to Lady Howard. There are also three other houses that are rented out but not used for tourism purposes.
Overall, this estate has a lot of property! It's estimated that they spend about £1 million on renovations and building projects each year.
Castle Howard is located in the village of Malton, near York. It took its current name after the 14th-century castle built there by Edward II was destroyed by fire in 1823.
The estate of Castle Howard Ltd. Owners of Castle Howard include the following families: Astor, Ballantyne, Baring, Blackett, Brudenell-Bruce, Campbell, Carnegie, Cunard, Elliot, Eskelson, Fife, Gilmour, Grant, Greig, Hamilton, Hesketh, Hogg, Innes, Keppie, Leith, Lister, McIver, Meiklejohn, Milne, Mowat, Nisbet, Oliphant, Pirie, Pritchett-Mason, Quinton, Renton, Scott, Selkirk, Shand, Sibbald, St Clair, Swinburne, Tait, Thomson, Treharne, and Wrey.
Castle Howard was built between 1872 and 1875 to a design by William Wilkinson Eyre for Andrew Carnegie. The castle is an example of a "picturesque" country house, with towers, crenellations, and other features characteristic of medieval fortifications adapted to serve as a home for a wealthy industrialist. It is located in the village of Weardale, four miles from Whitby, North Yorkshire, England.
Members of English Heritage can also take advantage of a variety of discounts at our affiliated attractions. Barley Hall, the town residence of a medieval Lord Mayor of York, and Castle Howard, a magnificent 18th-century palace erected by Sir John Vanbrugh, are two examples in Yorkshire. Both are now operated as museums by the National Trust.
Castle Howard was built between 1703 and 1712 for Sir John Vanbrugh, who was born in Southwark but grew up in Ireland. When he came of age he moved to London where he became friends with Prince George of Hanover, who later became King George II. After Sir John died in 1722 his wife continued to live in Castle Howard until her own death in 1740. The house then went to their son Thomas, who changed the direction of the building projects. In 1752 he started work on what is now called the North Wing, which is where we see today. He also rebuilt most of the south wing about 15 years earlier!
After Thomas' death in 1780 the castle was sold to a wealthy brewer named Samuel Enderby. He had it remodeled in the Gothic style in 1816-1820 by Richard Upjohn, a famous American architect. When Enderby died in 1841 he left the castle to his daughter Sarah. She married a man named William Beckett and they had a son named John Shaw Beckett.