Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, 15 miles (24 km) north of York. One of the grandest private residences in Britain, most of it was built between 1699 and 1712 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh. It is not a true castle: The word is often used for English country houses constructed after the castle-building era (c.1500) and not intended for a military function.
LONGLEAT is an English country house, currently the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. near the towns of Warminster in Wiltshire and Frome in Somerset. It is noted for its Elizabethan country house, maze, landscaped parkland and safari park. The house is set in over 900 acres of parkland, landscaped by Capability Brown, with 8,000 acres of woods & farmland. It was the first stately home to open to the public, and also claims the first safari park outside Africa.