Country Houses of North-East Yorkshire tour handbook


Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

Left:  Castle Howard, North Yorkshire:  Mausoleum

Detailed, illustrated, 40-page handbook of the 2009 ‘Country Houses of North-East Yorkshire’ tour, giving background information about individual houses in the itinerary for individual exploration and further reading.

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Duncombe Park, North Yorkshire

This May 2009 itinerary covered Burton Agnes Hall (1601-10), Nunnington Hall, Duncombe Park and Rievaulx Terrace, Sledmere House (1783-1800) and the magnificent Castle Howard, setting for the 1981 TV and 2008 film adaptations of Brideshead Revisited, including Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Mausoleum (1731-42).

The 40-page generously illustrated handbook provides detailed notes of the history and architecture of each of these houses, together with suggestions for background reading.

For introductions to some of the sites mentioned in the handbook, please click here.

If you prefer not to use the PayPal button above, please send a cheque for £7.50 per copy payable to Mike Higginbottom at 63 Vivian Road, Sheffield, S5 6WJ.

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