Those of you who know your Waugh might be aware of Castle Howard. It’s been the setting for both film adaptations of Brideshead Revisited, but that aside, it’s a pretty impressive stately home. I’ve visited before with Momma P, but Danners and I decided to get some photography practice in, and with the weather playing ball, we thought we’d drive out to the country. I’m not sure how great the photos are, but the cream tea, ice cream, and sweets more than make up for them. The finale to our day was dinner at Bill’s – York’s newest restaurant. Anywhere that has chorizo, sweet potato chips and chocolate dipping sauce on its menu is going to be fine by me.
A civilised setting for lunch
Decisions to be made while we wait for a table
Cream tea to share
Wedge-sized ham sandwiches
We resisted the urge to hop on the tractor
One of many cenotaphs
Aaaaand there it is!
Not bad for the back of the house
The writing desk that would help me pen a bestseller…
Every home should have a corridor of busts
As entrance halls go, it’s a corker
I thought the light looked pretty
I’m sure I must be in here somewhere
A sort of ‘sorry you lost’ scroll from the people of West Yorkshire to an unsuccessful Howard MP
That’s you, Mr T
Giant strawbs. The best kind of sweet
Cinder toffee. Om nom
Danners realises she made an AWFUL choice with rum and raisin
I should have saved some of my ice cream for this part
What shall I photograph next?
The rather majestic front view
A bit of a ‘water feature’
Hide and seek
Entering the Rose Garden
Small child not mine
I promise the skies were blue!
Castle Howard’s own jam. Very fancy
Back to York for supper at its newest restaurant – Bill’s
Chicken and chorizo burger. Yummy
Sweet potato fries. My favourite!
Cinnamon doughnuts with chocolate dipping sauce, and pecan pie