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Discover the elegance of Carlton Towers, a 17th-century Gothic-style country house in Yorkshire. With 800 years of history, opulent interiors, and 250 acres of grounds, it’s the perfect venue for weddings, family celebrations, and executive retreats. Book your event today!

Yorkshire, England

Carlton Towers

Elegant and Exquisite

ABOUT  |  THE HOUSE  |  Facilities  |  HISTORY  |  Booking  |  Contact

Originally Built In
1086 – Original House
1614 – Current House

Associated Family Names
de Brus, Stapleton, Gerald Fitzalan-Howard

Number of Rooms

Type of Architecture
Gothic Revival

Yorkshire, England

Perfect for
Weddings, Family Gatherings

Property type
Exclusive Use


About Carlton Towers

Carlton Towers is a 17th-century private stately home, tucked away in the rural Yorkshire countryside. This Victorian Gothic-style country house has hosted visitors for over 800 years, and is the family home of Lord and Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard. Set within 250 acres of magnificent grounds, the house boasts opulent and luxurious interiors as well as its very own Walled Garden Vineyard. Carlton Towers was originally designed to host small gatherings and large parties, and is still the perfect venue for family celebrations, weddings, and executive retreats.

Our House

For over 800 years, Carlton Towers has been a welcoming space for visitors from near and far. Today, it serves as both a family home for Gerald and Emma and a grand venue for weddings and special celebrations. With its rich history and stunning architecture, it’s no wonder that people from around the world choose Carlton Towers as the backdrop for their most memorable moments.

When you host your wedding or event at Carlton Towers, you gain exclusive access to the house’s 16 guest rooms, which can accommodate up to 31 visitors. The Batchelors Wing, the original Nursery Wing, and the impressive Clock Tower all add a touch of luxury and history to your celebration.

Each room is carefully designed with rich architectural features and exquisite artwork, all while embodying the surrounding natural beauty and historical significance of the estate.

Extend your stay and experience the charm of our estate holiday cottages, conveniently located a mere five-minute walk through our private park from the main house. These cozy cottages can accommodate an additional 24 guests, making them perfect for families or couples seeking a little extra privacy and comfort during their visit.

Exclusive Use


At Carlton Towers, we specialize in creating unique and memorable weddings. Our new collection of wedding packages, including Elegance, Intimate, Candlelit, Vineyard, and Feast Lawn Marquees, are designed to cater to your every need, ensuring your day is special and unforgettable. Nestled in the North Yorkshire countryside, our historic venue boasts over a thousand years of history, grand state rooms, and 350 acres of private parkland, providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos and videos. Choose Carlton Towers for an exclusive and picturesque setting that will make your wedding truly extraordinary.

Private Parties

At Carlton Towers, immerse yourself in opulence, history, and warmth for a celebration like no other. Our stately hideaway is exclusively yours to enjoy. Delight your guests with our extraordinary State Rooms, from the inviting Bow Drawing Room and roaring fire of The Armoury to the grandeur of the Venetian Drawing Room with its gilded ceilings. For family celebrations, our meticulous planning ensures your event – be it a birthday, anniversary, baby shower, christening, or bar mitzvah – is perfect, whether in our magnificent State Rooms or beautiful Walled Garden Vineyard. The possibilities are endless.

Meeting & Events

Step out of the ordinary for your next conference, team-building event, or product launch at Carlton Towers, surrounded by 250 acres of history and inspiration. Our home has been a beacon of success since 1614, with various spaces suitable for any business event and an atmosphere of elegance and history. For product launches, our Yorkshire location and professional team provide a prestigious backdrop to showcase your products. And when it comes to team building, we offer a range of activities in our historic halls, parkland, and cookery school, tailoring experiences to meet your needs. Easily accessible by road, rail, and air, Carlton Towers is the ideal destination for your next corporate event.

Our Lodges


With over 2000 acres of lush glens, lochs, wilderness and beaches, guests can enjoy a wide array of activities right on the estate. From a raucous game of woodland laser tag to foraging and fishing, the possibilities of what you can do are almost endless. We’ll take care of all the minute details, coordination and planning for you — you just need to show up for the fun. And, if you want to head off the property for a day, the Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, pubs, and village are just a short walk from Dunskey. All activities must be booked at least 30 days prior to arrival.

Our history

"Carlton Towers"'

Carlton Towers was originally cited as being under the ownership of Robert de Brus in the 1086 Domesday Book. Ownership by the family today can be traced back to 1301. Over the 700 years that followed, a rich and fascinating history unfolded, including Kings of Jerusalem crusaders, and knights who fell on the fields of Bannockburn – the rooms and house adornments depict their legacy and testament.



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Carlton Towers
High Street, Carlton
Yorkshire, DN14 9LZ