Nothing quite prepares you for your first encounter with Carlton Towers. Hidden away in a quiet corner of rural Yorkshire, it combines history and beauty on an epic scale.

This 17th Century Private Stately Home, is owned by Lord & Lady Fitzalan-Howard, who still reside here, with their dogs: Frank, Fonz & Sprout.

The dramatic Victorian Style House, is set in 250acres of picturesque parkland, offering seclusion from the outside world. We also offer exclusive hire of the House to make your home for the day.

Find Us
Find us

Situated in Carlton, between the cities of York and Doncaster (to the North and South) and Hull and Leeds (to the East and West) with easy access from the M62 J34 or 36, or M1, M18 J6. Carlton Towers has close rail (Selby) and airport links (Robin Hood airport Doncaster Sheffield, Leeds / Bradford and Humberside).

Train stations in Selby & Goole which are a 15 minutes taxi ride. Local buses run through the village daily also.

  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome

Things to See

Fun Facts

The 17th Century Stately home is situated on a site that has been owned by the Stapleton-Beaumont family since the Domesday Book.

The last Catholic Priest in England to be executed in the 1500's was found in our Priests Hiding Hole - his name was Ven. Thomas Thwing.

Upcoming events

26 - 27 Oct 2019

Stately Stays at Carlton Towers

Enjoy a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with our Exclusive Adult Break Away.
You’ll get to experience the history of the house and grounds, enjoy a tour of the house and vineyard along with a wine tasting, dine in style in one of our elegant state-rooms and stay overnight in one of our individually designed bedrooms in the main house or our cosy Stapleton Cottages in the grounds. Join us again in the staterooms the following day for a delicious hot breakfast, home-made fresh to order.

Even better – we’ll be doing early check-ins from 2pm and late check-out at 12.30pm so you really do have the time to go at your pace and leisure.

Baroness Bedroom Carlton Towers
© Carlton Towers
Bedroom Carlton Towers
© Carlton Towers
Baroness Bath Carlton Towers
© Carlton Towers



A spectacular backdrop, wonderful accommodation, the finest food and drink and your own dedicated wedding team. Carlton Towers will stage the dream day you deserve.

You and your guests will be enchanted by the elegance and beauty of this 17th century hidden gem. Set in 250 acres of parkland, Carlton Towers is an historic treasure – and it is all yours for the most special day of your life. With exclusive use of the house and gardens, you and your guests will love exploring. From the epic grandeur of the staterooms to the informality of the bar tucked under the Minstrels’ Gallery, it is filled with secrets to discover. A spectacular backdrop, wonderful accommodation, the finest food and drink and your own dedicated wedding team: Carlton Towers will stage the day of your dreams.


  • Suppliers list
  • Guest parking
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Accessible parking
  • Bridal suite
  • In-house catering

"Thank you for all your hard work & help, our Wedding day was perfect in every way!"

Laura & Tom & the whole family xxxxxxxx


Beautifully appointed, historic and luxurious, the bedrooms at Carlton Towers are the last word in elegant refinement.
Each of our luxury bedrooms have been individually designed and furnished by Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard to offer a tranquil haven from the bustle of the modern world.

From the two-storey majesty of our Baroness Tower bridal suite to the stylish simple elegance of our one single room, the Lady Mirabel, each is uniquely decorated and comes with its own bathroom or shower en suite.

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Carlton Towers is the ideal venue to hold your corporate event. Whether you are looking to host a conference, entertain clients, put on team-building exercises, stage an awards ceremony – or do something entirely new and unique – we can help.

Its central location makes it close to Leeds, York, Hull and Doncaster, and easy to reach via the M62 or A19. And there is ample free parking for your delegates.

And yet its secluded nature, coupled with the fact that you enjoy exclusive use of Carlton Towers for your meeting, means there are no distractions: you can concentrate on business.

We can accommodate up to 200 guests. There are a range of facilities, available including two meeting rooms and three magnificent state rooms.

Our professional kitchens run by top chefs are able to provide a variety of catering. And we can provide all the equipment you need for a successful AGM, meeting or conference including projectors, white boards and high-speed wireless broadband.

What our corporate clients find especially appealing is the exclusivity we offer. During the week, you can have Carlton Towers, its staff and grounds completely to yourselves: all that is required is a minimum number of people staying overnight.

Carlton Towers team

School Visits

Guided Group History Tours

Facilities for Proms

Spaces for teambuilding exercises