YEW TREE COTTAGE is located a short distance from Castle Howard, Yorkshire's finest historic house and estate. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a spectacular 18th century residence set within an impressive 1,000 acre landscape. Yew Tree Cottage is situated in the Howardanian Hills along with Castle Howard, with only a short distance separating them.
Start out from Yew Tree Cottage and just a short drive away you will discover Castle Howard. Today it is the home to the Hon Simon and Mrs Howard and their children, but you can still enjoy a full, family day there enjoying all the estate has to offer.
Designed by Sir John Vanbrugh for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, its creation spanned the lifetime of three Earls and numerous craftsmen. Vanbrugh's design evolved into a Baroque structure with two symmetrical wings projecting to either side of a north-south axis.
Relax amid idyllic gardens, enjoy woodland and lakeside walks, and let off steam on the adventure playground. Castle Howard has extensive and diverse gardens. The house is prominently situated on a ridge and this was exploited to create a stunning English landscape park.
Castle Howard most famously appeared in the 1981 tv serial and 2008 adaptations of Evelyn Waugh's novel, Brideshead Revisited. We've included the 2008 movie trailer for you here, click and enjoy, courtesy of Icon Films!Watch Trailer