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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 set within open parkland in the spectacular North Yorkshire countryside. 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 ambience 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 castle is open to the public for guided tours on Wednesday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons from Easter Monday until the end of October, and is available all year round to hire for your special wedding 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 wedding celebration; this 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: ITV Series 'Victoria'; The Secret Garden; Sherlock Holmes – The Sign of Four and many more. Allerton Castle is a perfect film and television set and 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. Open from Easter through to October for guided tours on Wednesday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons, as well as pre-organised group visits.

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    "Hi Jessica We just wanted to say thank you again for all your help on the run up too and during our wedding day. We had such a fantastic and magical day that without your help and organisation wouldnt have been possible. Thank you for looking after us and our guests and keeping everything running smoothly. Also thank you for taking Sam (the architect) for a tour. That really was above and beyond and he still hasn’t stopped talking about it. The day was a dream come true in a magical venue! Wedding 30th August 2018"
    Naomi and Richard
    "I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the tour last Sunday 25th November. Having visited many Country Houses as part of the HHA I have to say that Allerton is quite unique. The restorations carried out by Dr Rolph really do transport the visitor back into an era that has sadly long passed. The Castle is an incredible building which thankfully has a benefactor who appreciates the quality and craftsmanship of the Victorian era. We were really made to feel at home. It was refreshingly different to be allowed to touch and sit on the furniture and not be constrained by guide ropes and a museum atmosphere. For a few hours it was as though Allerton Castle was home. During our visit the staff were all friendly, informative and attentive. The afternoon tea was delicious and beautifully presented. All in all a great day out. Dr Rolph is to be congratulated in saving a truly magnificent building from what inevitably would have been demolition, a fate that so many others have suffered. The only thing that would have made Sunday even better would have been to hear the instruments play in the Music room but perhaps that could be for another visit. Thanks once again. Eric Hamer"
    Eric Hamer
    "Thank you for all of your help to make the event run so smoothly. Allerton castle was such an impressive venue, I wish we did more events up north! Education Conference 19th November 2018"
    Catherine Morrison | Conference and Events Administrator
    "Hello Jessica and Hannah First of all thank you so much for absolutely everything you both did to ensure that our wedding day went has we hoped it would. Darren and I had the best day ever and speaking with our guests so did they. For me the stress was removed by yourselves and Daryl and his team at Bradshaws, that was so important. Jessica, nobody noticed you straighten my dress at the top of the stairs until they watched a video, that made me chuckle. Stealth like!! Guests were in awe of the venue and talk about the beautiful surroundings, I think for Darren and I despite the grandeur of a castle, it felt personal and intimate. It is unique and when I look at other weddings in hotels they are pretty but you know that the rooms are used for business and other such events. It was my very own fairytale. Nothing was ever too much trouble, you both ensured everything run to time, even though the registrar was late! Thank you for putting a picture of us on your instagram....that’s cool. Many thanks Martine Hartley"
    Martine Hartley
    First of all thank you so much for absolutely everything
    "Lovely location for a lovely home.. What an experience to be able to have a tour around a lovely home that is open to all and is looked after to the highest quality.. Being able to walk on the original carpets where the owners previously did, sit on chairs which the owners did/do, be able to enjoy all aspects of the home.. Knowing somebody has spent fortunes on the premises and land for others to enjoy is clearly amazing, hats off the owner.. The guides with their wide span of knowledge of the home and area was amazing and very entertaining.. Definitely be going back and also letting others know its a must..."
    Simon C
    Day Trip 2018
    "Thank you for an "incredible" visit to Allerton Castle. The castle was very beautiful. the high tea was exceptionally delicious, and everyone had a wonderful time! All love and THANKS from everyone ....."
    Mary & Barrie James
    Thank you for an "incredible" visit to Allerton Castle.
    "Visited the castle today with our HHA membership. Only open free to HHA on Wednesday and Bank holiday afternoons. We went on the 12.30 Tour with Jane. We thought it was a fascinating visit and Jane was excellent. Gerald Rolfe the owner allows you to walk on the expensive carpets and and sit on most of the lovely chairs. This Castle is well known for its weddings but a visit to see the castle is well worth the effort. The grand hall was amazing as was all the gothic look to the place"
    Tim Woolmer
    Visited the castle today
    "Thankyou so much to Jessica and everyone at Allerton for making our wedding so unforgettable. It was an amazing day and it wouldn't have been possible without the whole team making it run perfectly. Love the fact we made your facebook cover picture too! :) Many thanks to you all. Mr and Mrs Cooper!! xx "
    Mr & Mrs Cooper
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