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The grandest gothic revival castle in all the land…

Welcome to England’s most elegant and illustrious gothic revival stately home; a beautifully preserved relic of the early modern aristocracy and a stunning venue for weddings and events as well as a dramatic TV and film location.

Built by the premier Baron of England, Lord Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton in the 1840s, this stately home is steeped in history. Enter into its time capsule for an insight into by-gone eras, and be enchanted by the ambiance of a castle once owned by Prince Frederick (the ‘Grand Old Duke of York’ and brother to King George IV) in the 18th century.

The estate is open to the public from Easter until the end of October for guided tours and is available year-round to hire for your special day or private event.

Allerton Castle is a truly magical place to celebrate one of the most important days of your life and what could be more romantic than hosting your celebration as masters of Allerton Castle for the day. Bring your friends and family together in this fairytale setting for your memorable milestone, the gothic revival stately home is exclusively yours for the day.

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Filming at Allerton Castle
Filming at Allerton Castle
Our castle and grounds have been the location for many film and television productions, including: Victoria; The Secret Garden; Sherlock Holmes – The Sign of Four and many more. Allerton Castle is a perfect film and television set; we’re happy to consider any requests and enquiries.
Hire the Castle
Allerton Castle is a spectacular venue for your corporate events and for private parties. Our country house can be exclusively yours, whether entertaining your guests with clay-pigeon shooting, croquet on the lawn or enjoying a behind the scenes tour, we can create the perfect entertainment and dining event for you.
Visiting the Castle
Take a step back in time as you explore the Castle and grounds of our magnificent country house. Discover the illustrious history of Allerton Castle with a guided group or special tour of this beautifully preserved stately home, from Easter through to October.

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    "Our daughter and son in law got married here in Nov, the day could not have gone any better, everything went so smoothly, which was down to Jessica and our daughter Victoria organizing everything before the day, we used Bradshaw catering of York and I can honestly say it was the best food we have ever had at a wedding, we had so many comments about the food, the grounds are beautiful and you won't find anywhere with a more impressive interior, you need to go and have a look to truly appreciate it. Taken from Facebook"
    Susan Shepherd-Scott
    "***** Just had my wedding there and it was wonderful! Jess and her team made the day flow beautifully! The caterers (Bradshaws) provided the most excellent service, superb food and Master of Ceremonies without fault. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Totally!!"
    David Dumaresq-Lucas
    "Hi Jessica, Just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding day so special. It really was a fairytale. The day ran like clockwork and looked absolutely spectacular. Thank you so much for all your help with all the planning and organising . We wish we could do it all over again. It went so quick! I have attached a few pictures. Thank you so much again. Please thank all of the staff aswell. Mr and Mrs Hill xxx "
    Mr & Mrs Hill
    "Jessica It was good to meet you on Friday and thank you for helping us with the final arrangements. On behalf of Pippa and Joe who are just departing on honeymoon and myself, I wanted formally to thank you and all the team at Allerton for such a lovely day on Saturday. Having seen Allerton at the initial viewing with the Taste Cuisine representative last year and from the marvellous full tour with tea last October, we knew it would be good but it surpassed all our expectations. In fact, despite initial disappointment at the fact that the uncertain weather made it sensible to cancel photographs at the church, I felt that it was actually much better doing them in the splendour of the Great Hall (with the stairs perfect for large group shots) and in the beautiful drawing room; the guests could enjoy the magnificent setting and champagne whilst all the photos were being taken! Zoe and the team at Taste Cuisine provided a lovely meal with excellent service. I know that our guests loved the venue and had a wonderful time. Pippa and Joe felt that they had a perfect day. Thank you once again. Regards Ros"
    Rosamond J Marshall Smith
    "Hi Jessica, Sharon and myself would like to thank you for the excellent and professional service you provided for us on Kim and Louis's wedding day, your presence gave us confidence that the day would be a great success.All of our guests could not believe how beautiful the castle is, your organisational skills are excellent and any requests which we made was never a problem.Could you please pass this onto all of the castle staff which contributed to a fabulous day. Once again thank you very much. Yours sincerely Sharon and Mick Ellwood"
    Sharon and Mick Ellwood
    "Firstly thank you for your help and assistance in the run up to the date of the wedding. You were always very helpful and a pleasure to talk to – thank you. There were lots of great comments from our guests about the venue: Best wedding I have ever been to; Everything organised and ran superbly well; Fantastic setting for a great wedding. Personally I thought the Great Hall looked even better than I expected and was very pleased with the way your representative discreetly looked after the guests and provided them with interesting background about the castle when asked. I would strongly recommend your venue, including the bridal suite, to anyone planning a wedding in North Yorkshire."
    Alan Hankinson
    "We had my brothers wedding held here. It is such a beautiful place, everyone who attended commented on how lovely everything was. The staff were perfect along with the grounds. Such a lovely place. "
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    "We recently had our wedding at Allerton Castle. Wow what a venue, our guests were blown away with the beauty of this stunning castle. We would like to thank the staff of Allerton for everything they did. We truly had an amazing day. We would recommend Allerton for your special day."
    Sarah Townend
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    To get in touch with general enquiry about Allerton Castle or to arrange a wedding viewing, please call us on: +44 (0)1423 330927
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