Real Yorkshire Tours
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Treasure Houses of England
Harewood House, Leeds, Yorkshire. Built by John Carr of York, furnished by master cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale, with interiors by the much-celebrated Robert Adam, all the in the setting of 'Capability' Brown's finest landscape makes Harewood one of the great Treasure Houses of England. Edwin Lascelles (1713-1795) commissioned the building of Harewood House in the mid-18th century with money his father Henry had made in the West Indian sugar trade.
Scarborough Castle, England first medieval castle was built by William le Gros, Count of Aumale, in the 1130's. He constructed a wall on the landward side of the promontory and built a tower where the keep now stands. When Henry II came to the throne in 1154 he demanded the return of all royal castles, and Scarborough, which was built on a royal manor, was one of the castles reclaimed by the Crown. Just up the hill from my house : )