Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, 15 miles northeast of York and 225 miles north of London. It is currently used as a private residence and family home of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for over 300 years. It was built in 1699 by the 3rd Earl of Carlisle with baroque style architecture and took more than 100 years to complete. Castle Howard is not a true castle. “Castle” is also used for English country houses built on the site of a former military castle. The main house sits on 13,000 acres of estate and used to include a few villages and its own railway station from 1845 to 1950s. The site was famously used for filming the series Brideshead Revisited and Death Comes to Pemberley, as well as the movies The Buccaneers and Barry Lyndon.