The Landmark Trust is a building preservation charity, founded in 1965 by the late Sir John Smith and Lady Smith. It was established to rescue historic and architecturally interesting buildings and their surroundings from neglect and, when restored, to give them new life by letting them for holidays.
Their aim is to promote enjoyment of such places by enabling as many people as possible to experience living in them for a short time. The letting income this generates then pays for the buildings’ future maintenance.
The Trust saved Cawood Castle about 16 years ago and have also been good enough to allow the Banqueting Hall to be used for a main venue at our annual Craft Festival. Indeed, any guests staying over the August Bank Holiday have always received complimentary tickets to the Festival.
For more details on how to stay at Cawood Castle or any other Landmark Trust property please visit their website at www.landmarktrust.org.uk.