Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Castle Howard

We took advantage of a short break in the grotty weather to visit Castle Howard. We had to whizz around the house and gardens quite quickly to see it all before parts of it were closed off for a press launch of the new Brideshead Revisited movie. I loved the 1981 version.

Although it's always impressive, to be honest, we felt the house was in need of a jolly good clean. It's not a National Trust or English Heritage property and doesn't seem as well cared for. Another irritation was the proliferation of gift shops in the stable block since our last visit. I know they need to makea lot of money to keep the property maintained, but still...

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