CASTLE Howard is gearing up for the arrival of BBC Countryfile Live tomorrow (Thursday).

The event will take place at the stately home until Sunday and allows visitors to meet the presenters of the show and participate in a host of countryside-related activities.

BBC Countryfile Live will also feature dedicated zones to explore, including “the Countryfile experience” hosted by the TV show’s presenters on the main stage.

Visitors can find out how some of the BBC’s best loved programmes are made. On the village green there will be entertainment on offer, including brass bands, maypole and Morris Dancing.

For foodie fans, the Le Creuset Kitchen Theatre, hosted by Brian Turner, is a must visit. Here they can witness Brian and his celebrity chef friends dishing up some culinary inspiration, before heading

off to the food market to pay a visit to one of the event’s many local traders.

Castle Howard’s Big Top offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the production and creation of some of the BBC’s best-loved series.

For the duration of the show bus operator York and Country are putting on a special CastleLine service.

York and Country CEO Alex Hornby said: “This amazing event brings BBC Countryfile Live to the North of England for the very first time.

“We’re providing a relaxing alternative to driving with our dedicated CastleLine buses, which link York and Malton directly to Castle Howard’s entrance, with no extra walking for our customers.

“Taking our CastleLine bus helps to protect the special environment which draws thousands of visitors to the White Rose County every year.”

A day return ticket from York to Castle Howard will cost £10.

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