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On your next stay at a Scarborough hotel taking a trip around some of Yorkshires finest historic landmarks are a must. Dotted across the Yorkshire countryside you will find grand stately homes that are testament to the areas colourful history.  Many of these magnificent houses have remained in the same family for hundreds of years and have built up an impressive collection of artworks and antiques.

Many of the houses will contain quintessentially English touches from Capability Brown designed gardens to regency mansions and Jacobean Palaces.

Harwood House near Leeds is the magnificent home of the Earl of Harewood and is famous for its architecture and Adam interiors. The house also contains a wonderful collection of Chippendale furniture, fine porcelain and art.

Castle Howard near York is situated on beautiful parkland dotted with temples, lakes, fountains and statues aswell as formal gardens, woodlands and even an ornamental vegetable garden. The 18th century house is famous as the backdrop for the film and TV adaptations of Brideshead Revisited.

Burton Agnes Hall in East Yorkshire is a wonderful example of Elizabethan architecture. Inside the house has an Impressionist art collection while in the gardens there are beautiful topiaries and an old walled garden.

Ripley Castle in North Yorkshire allows you to follow the lives of one family over 700 years of history and see how some of the biggest events in English history have affected them.

Brodsworth Hall & Gardens in Doncaster was built in the 1860’s and is one of the most unchanged Victorian country houses left in England.

Temple Newsam in Leeds is one of the most admired historic houses in the North of England. The house has an impressive collection of furniture, paintings, silvers, local pottery, ceramics, textiles and wallpapers. The 1500 acre grounds were landscaped by the Capability Brown during the 18th century

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