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A Look Inside Castle Howard

What exactly is Castle Howard, you ask?

It’s the castle chosen to depict the Brideshead castle in both the mini-series and cinematic versions of Brideshead Revisited. And, as you can see, it’s beautiful.

The castle is located in North Yorkshire, England and has been the actual private residence of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for more than 300 years.

Construction began in 1699 and took more than 100 years to complete, using the design by Sir John Vanbrugh. The entire estate covers 13,000 acres. 

You think your cute little 3 bedroom house is nice? Well, this mansion has 145 rooms. 145!

The site contains two massive gardens and a separate 127 acre arboretum.

This should give you an idea of the enormity of the fictional Brideshead castle if you’ve read the novel. Just take a look at this place.

(Featured Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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  1. Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.

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    May 14, 2015
  2. Yay Yorkshire! That is all 😀

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    May 14, 2015
  3. I’ve visited Castle Howard many times, as I live nearby. 🙂 It’s a beautiful house and has wonderful grounds. I keep meaning to do a blog post about it.

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    May 14, 2015
  4. When I look at castles and manor houses like that, I think who is cleaning all those windows?

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    May 14, 2015
  5. amazing ❤

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    May 15, 2015
  6. Reblogged this on be an open book..,.

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    May 16, 2015
  7. beautiful…….<3 ❤ ❤

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    May 20, 2015
  8. Reblogged this on donutsareagirlsbestfriend.

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    May 23, 2015

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