Each time we drive past Castle Howard I'm in awe of it's splendour on just how close we are to this magnificent stately home.
The Atlas fountain is iconic and rather famous (think Brideshead Revisited).
Within the estate there are woodland walks, a rose garden, a road train, an adventure playground, tea rooms, shops and a lake. Enough activity for a full-day out and that's before you even venture inside.
A visit to Castle Howard is a must-do when staying at Spring Cottage and remember it's only 5 miles away.
Visited often by Karen of luxuryspringcottageyorkshire.co.uk