CASTLE HOWARD, North Yorkshire

This is one of Britain’s great stately homes where you can see how the wealthy and powerful lived in centuries gone by. The Howard family first came to prominence at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 – although they were on the wrong side supporting King Richard III who was killed at the battle. But they’ve gone through fascinating ups and downs over the intervening years and they are still holding on to thousands of prime acres of Yorkshire and a fabulous historic house. This guide runs to more than twenty-six minutes. Enjoy !