North Yorkshire | Castle Howard at Christmas
All year, adults and children alike are understandably spellbound by Castle Howard from the moment you enter past the gigantic gatehouse information boards that offer useful information for the day ahead. Each day spent here feels both educational and fun with plenty of exhibits to enhance your experience. However, it also offers one of Britain’s most atmospheric Christmas experiences to get you in the festive mood
Impressive during the rest of the year, every Christmas, the owners – the Howard Family – invite guests to celebrate the festive season at their home with their original take on Christmas decorations…. just imagine what a Christmas Dinner would look like to those who enjoy it each Christmas Day!!
Castle Howard is located within 30mins of York’s City Centre and costs £47.85 (family of 4). Special offers are available online or just use your York Pass.LifeinourVan Top Tip
Don’t miss the cherubic treasure hunt sheets for the little ones to follow on their way through the house. You can even win a year’s pass for the family!!!LifeinourVan Top Tip
Time for Christmas lunch with all the trimmings
Lashings of cranberry sauce adorn the top of the traditional turkey on a plate bribing with roasted vegetables with even the brussels sprouts eaten without complaint!!!!
Halloween at Castle Howard – our first visit this year
But we were equally impressed with the fantastic narrative used at Castle Howard’s Halloween event…. set in an abandoned, fire damaged wing of the house, you’ll walk through a chamber of horrors linked to a story about the spider obsessed owner of the house….
Maybe one day we’ll really consider it for our family, but for now we love the freedom that our motorhome offers….. But for those without motorhomes, we can see why you’d happily wake up to the view above each morning of your holiday!
There’s so much to like about Castle Howard, we might just have to add our ‘cherub’ treasure hunt to the entry box and see if we can win a year’s family pass for 2018!!!