Clyvedon and the land of Bridgerton
On Sunday we went for a walk around the Castle Howard Estate. Many of you will probably recognise Castle Howard as Clyvedon Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Hastings in the Netflix series “Bridgerton”.
First, we started off with bacon rolls and espresso in the bakery Dogh in the village of Welburn situated in the Howardian Hills, before striking out on our roughly 7 mile walk on easy farm tracks. Throughout the walk we could pick out some of the buildings on the Estate, firstly the Pyramid, then the Mausoleum, the “Castle” itself and finally the Pyramid again.
Along the way we visited the small and picturesque Estate village of Coneysthorpe, which doubles as the village of Clyvedon in Bridgerton.
There are many well marked trails around the area, which with an Ordnance Survey map you could make your own walk up to suit your abilities. We chose to start and finish in Welburn, as it allowed us to have a pint and share a plate of chips at the Crown and Cushion in Welburn at the end of our walk.
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Our five holiday cottages in North Yorkshire are just on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and 20 minutes from the Yorkshire Coast. Half way between the market town of Pickering and the seaside town of Scarborough. We offer a perfect year round base for exploring what the area has to offer, from Flamingo Land, the North York Moors Railway to the modern history museum of Eden Camp and a lot more besides! Our range of five cottages include a 6 person cottage with one en suite and a further 2 bathrooms, as well as smaller cottages suitable for couples and people travelling on their own. All of our cottages are set within 2 acres of grounds, are dog friendly and all cottages have access to our indoor heated swimming pool and games room. As “Walking Friendly” accommodation, we supply maps and local guide books with details of lots of local walks – also as we live on site we are also on hand to recommend a walk or two!
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