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Castle Howard creates a Virtual Tour of Into the Woods experience, inviting people worldwide to explore the iconic Yorkshire stately home at Christmas

  • A brand-new virtual tour of the Into the Woods: A Fairytale Christmas is available to watch online
  • This is the first time North Yorkshire’s iconic stately home has offered a virtual tour of this kind at Christmas
  • The tour is designed for people who can’t visit in person to experience the magic from their own home, from international tourists who are still facing travel restrictions to Yorkshire locals who aren’t able to get out and about as easily

Iconic Yorkshire stately home Castle Howard, renowned for their wow-factor Christmas events attracting visitors from all over the country, has created a Virtual Tour of their festive experience.

The 37-minute online video is a detailed exploration of Castle Howard’s Into the Woods: A Fairytale Christmas; a fairytale themed installation which spectacularly bring to life the stately homes’ grand rooms with decoration, soundscapes and projections.

The tour is presented by CLW Event Design Artistic Director Charlotte Lloyd Webber, who reveals behind the scenes details and the creative teams’ inspirations room-by-room. CLW Event Design designed and created the Into the Woods installation, plus previous events bespoke for Castle Howard including Narnia and Masquerade.

Abbigail Ollive, Head of Marketing, Sales, and Programming said: “Christmas at Castle Howard is famous for its wow-factor, and we welcome thousands of visitors through our doors this time of year. We wanted to create an enchanting virtual tour that allowed people to experience the magic from their own homes, including: local people who can’t get to us; people across the UK who can’t travel to us; and international tourists who are still limited by travel restrictions.”

The Into the Woods: A Fairytale Christmas in-person event has seen record-high bookings, after last year’s showstopping Narnia experience. Profits from the Into the Woods in-person and Virtual Tour experience are directed towards Castle Howard’s conservation deficit to restore and protect the historic buildings and beautiful landscape stewarded by the Estate.

The Virtual Tour is available via Castle Howard’s website and costs £8, which allows viewers unlimited access to watch the video.