BBC‘s Countryfile Live is to be held at Castle Howard in Yorkshire for the first time next year, in addition to the annual event in Oxfordshire. Countryfile Live, Castle Howard will run from 15th – 18th August 2019, just two weeks after taking place at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock (1st – 4th August).
John Craven commented, “I was born, bred and began my career in Yorkshire so it’s brilliant that Countryfile Live will be heading there too next year. A beautiful county with so much to offer, Yorkshire is an ideal setting for this family fun day out.”
Executive Editor, Bill Lyons says, “With viewers of the programme based up and down the country, it has always been a hope of BBC Studios to share the experience of Countryfile Live in a different part of the UK. The team is very excited that the event will be taking place at two locations in 2019.”
The event will look to embrace its Yorkshire setting and have new exhibits from the local area, celebrating the Great British countryside. Welcome To Yorkshire, the official tourism agency of the county, are also delighted to be supporting this exciting new event in the Countryfile Live offering.
Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, Sir Gary Verity DL says: “It’s fantastic news that Countryfile Live is coming to Yorkshire. It will showcase the huge variety of Yorkshire food and drink, stunning rural destinations and exciting attractions that the county is famous for. We know the thousands of people who choose to attend the show will get a huge Yorkshire welcome and will no doubt be tempted to return to experience the entire county. Castle Howard is a beautiful location and the perfect setting to host this family favourite.”
Castle Howard, widely recognised as ‘Brideshead’ in adaptions of the Evelyn Waugh novel, will host many of the much-loved Countryfile Live attractions on its 1000 acre site including Passion for British Livestock, the Wildlife Zone and most importantly, The Craven Arms.
Since 2016, over a quarter of a million people have visited Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, with numbers reaching to nearly 35,000 daily. Organisers hope to grow the Yorkshire-based event to reach similar numbers over the next few years.
Look out for further information coming soon.