Castle Howard - near York, North Yorkshire, England. The private residence of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for more than 300 years, construction of Castle Howard took over 100 years to complete beginning in 1699. The 3rd Earl of Carlisle enlisted the help of his friend, dramatist John Vanbrugh, who never having built anything before, recruited Nicholas Hawksmoor to assist him in the practical side of design and construction.
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Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, 15 miles (24 km) north of York. One of the grandest private residences in Britain, most of it was built between 1699 and 1712 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh. Castle Howard has been the home of part of the Howard family for more than 300 years. It is familiar to television and movie audiences as the fictional "Brideshead Revisited" (wikipedia)
Temple of the Four Winds, Castle Howard Castle Howard, the home of the Howard family for over 300 years, may be best known as the filming location for the series Brideshead Revisited. This is a small “temple” at the far end of the extensive grounds.