Castle Howard is one of the world’s top ten greatest mansions and grand houses.
It was designed in the 18th Century by Sir John Vanbrugh for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle and has been home to the Howard families for 300 years. Today Honorable Simon and Mrs. Howard reside there with their two children, Merlin and Octavia.
Castle Howard is located in Yorkshire and set within 1,000 acres of the breathtaking landscape of the Howardian Hills.
The estate has 200 listed buildings and monuments.
The Temple of the Four Winds is one of my favorites. Michael Hampton has captured it in his wonderful watercolor.
It is a thriving rural estate with farming and forestry and has buildings to let!!
A Castle Howard inspiration is the running ornament on the landing entablature.
Many of today’s homes with two-story foyers have this space that is a perfect place for running ornament such as this scroll linear design from Decorators Supply.
And of course, the castle was the set for the filming of Brideshead Revisited which was my favorite series until Downton Abbey.
This is an amazing ceiling.