‘Deck the halls…’ at Castle Howard

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Castle Howard at Christmas time.

You all know Castle Howard, that magnificent 18th century stately home, and one of Yorkshire’s treasures.  I’ve even blogged about it. It provides the backdrops in endless films and TV dramas.

This time, though, as it’s Christmas, I just want to show you how its been decorated for the season.  A few weeks ago they shut the doors for a whole fortnight, and everyone from groundsmen and gardeners to guides and caretaking staff turned to and spent their time dragging trees into place, painting,  placing baubles, candles and foliage, gilding, and generally making the place festive.  Then they re-opened.  We came away from our afternoon there, admiring everyone’s hard work and enthusiasm, feeling Christmassy for the first time this year.  Happy Christmas everyone!

 

8 thoughts on “‘Deck the halls…’ at Castle Howard”

  1. Wow–if that didn’t put you in a Christmas state of mind, I can’t imagine what would! It’s so gorgeous–I love the headdress on the statue and all the lights. Just magical.

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  2. What a beautiful way to feel Christmassy… I am certain it was a wonderful way to take your cares away. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.

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