Cas­tle Howard

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Near Mal­ton North York­shire Ho­race Walpole said no­body had ever told him that “at one view I should see a palace, a town, a for­ti­fied city, tem­ples on high places, woods wor­thy of be­ing each a me­trop­o­lis of Druids, vales con­nected to hills by other woods, the no­blest lawn in the world fenced by half the hori­zon and a mau­soleum that would tempt one to be buried alive; in short I have seen gi­gan­tic places be­fore, but never a sub­lime one.” Over 300 years later, few would quib­ble at this de­scrip­tion of Cas­tle Howard – bet­ter known to some as the set­ting of Brideshead Re­vis­ited. This ex­tra­or­di­nary baroque man­sion took 100 years to com­plete and sits in the beau­ti­ful Howar­dian hills.

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