Tracing Yorkshire’s timeline

Venue: Castle Howard and York Minster
Date: 13 May 2017

Get a taste for what Castle Howard and York Minster can offer groups on May’s Reader Club trip.

May’s Reader Club trip will give readers the opportunity to thumb through the pages of Yorkshire’s rich history.

This trip has now closed.

This familiarisation trip is free and includes…

  • A guided tour at Castle Howard
  • Lunch at Castle Howard
  • A tour of York Minster
  • Entry to Revealing York Minster in the Undercroft
  • Afternoon tea at Castle Howard

York Minster

Pictured: York Minster, the second stop on May's Reader Club Trip.

The day-long trip will begin at Castle Howard, one of Britain’s finest historic houses. The castle is set in Grade I listed parkland and remains the home of the Howard family.

Readers will get to take in the castle’s breath-taking architecture and world-renowned collections, as its friendly and knowledgeable guides share the stories of generations of the Howard family.

On arrival at Castle Howard readers will be welcomed over morning coffee before choosing to embark either on a free flow tour of the house – to discover its stories and learn about the recent filming of ITV’s Victoria – or join a guided tour of the gardens to find out more about the history of the monumental landscape and walled garden.

After a light lunch of soup and a sandwich, freshly prepared by Castle Howard’s chefs, readers will be taken by York Pullman to York Minster; one of the world’s most eye-catching cathedrals – a masterpiece in stained-glass and stone, with foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history.

This part of the day will include a 45-minute guided tour with one of the cathedral’s expert guides and a visit to the museum, Revealing York Minster in the Undercroft.

Here readers will get to experience an immersive and interactive journey through two millennia of York’s history and see artefacts that had never been on public display before.

The day will finish with a return to Castle Howard for a delicious cream tea.

The Walled Garden

Pictured: The Walled Garden at Castle Howard.


Saturday 13th May

10am Arrive at Castle Howard
10:30am  Morning coffee
11:00am Option one – house tour / Option two – gardens tour
12pm Lunch
1pm Depart for York Minster
1:45pm York Minster tour
3:15pm Depart York Minster
4pm Cream tea at Castle Howard

Itinerary is subject to change and timings are approximate.

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