The Great Houses of Yorkshire

Yorkshire may contain more magnificent historic houses than any county in Britain. In this webinar—part travelogue, part virtual tour—architectural historian Curt DiCamillo recalls the 2018 American Ancestors heritage tour to Yorkshire, bringing you to some of the best country houses in the region, including, Castle Howard, famous as the starring player in the two filmed versions of Brideshead Revisited; Sledmere House, a jewel-like Neoclassical masterpiece still in the ownership of its original family; Newby Hall, a glorious Robert Adam house with a core very likely by Christopher Wren; and the mysterious Wentworth Woodhouse, which boasts the longest façade—605 feet—of any house in Britain.

If you’d like to experience Yorkshire’s great houses without leaving home, click here for a virtual presentation on YouTube. Curt originally presented this lecture online in November of 2020 for the New England Historic Genealogical Society.


I've listened to dozens of webinars and lectures and want to applaud Curt as being one of the absolute BEST presenters I've experienced. He educates the listener, sets information in context, shares interesting anecdotes about the houses and the families who owned and/or lived in them, which makes the history come alive. Those of us lucky enough to subscribe to one of his seminars or tours are fortunate indeed.