Friday, January 28 2022

Castle Howard is most likely the most magnificent palace of the UK, built in the style of the English Baroque. Its name is no accidental – Howard is really a generic name of the English aristocratic family of Howard and the head and the most famous member of which was the royal treasurer of the Earl of Carlisle.

The castle is located 25 kilometers to the north of York in North Yorkshire. In its construction was involved a man who became the most prominent architect in England who worked in the style of an English Baroque – John Vanbrugh.

He was also the architect of the famous baroque Blenheim Palace – the family estate of the Dukes of Marlborough.

But unlike to the Blenheim Palace where the architect was assisted by his assistant Nicholas Hawksmoor, Howard Castle is solely his creation and despite the fact that it was his first project, the pearl is the crown of his work.

Howard Castle photo
Photo by FabIndia

If you have a chance to visit it, then you will realize why people call it the most magnificent Baroque palace in the UK.

Howard Castle is relevantly young castle which was built pretty quickly – in just 13 years, from 1699 to 1712.

During the Second World War, in 1940, the castle was badly damaged, but the local authorities, evaluating the historic significance of the building, almost immediately funded its complete restoration.

So, today we can see the Howard Castle almost as it was during the life of the genius architect.

Howard Castle is surrounded by chic French garden and there is even a private arboretum nearby.

The amazing interior of the castle will make you astonished for sure. There you can also see many masterpieces of Michelangelo and other great artists of the Renaissance.

One day spent there will make you reloaded with more positive energy and you will improve your knowledge about the past glory of the UK.

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