Granary Cottage & The Stables Cottage

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New…. Skelf Island at Castle Howard.

Just 30mins from Granary and Stables cottages.

Children will be able to search for the hidden ‘Skelves’ – the fictional inhabitants of the magical island.

The new family attraction officially opens to the public this Saturday (July 13) ahead of the school summer holidays and will enable children to re-connect with nature.

The playground is inspired by the medieval settlement of Henderskelf, which was close to the site of the Earls of Carlisles’ grandiose stately home, Castle Howard.







The Skelves are the fictional inhabitants of Skelf Island